With the surging Salmonbellies nipping at their heels, the Victoria Shamrocks made it official Friday at The Q Centre, routing Burnaby Lakers 14-4 to clinch top spot and home floor advantage for the Western Lacrosse Association playoffs.
The win pushed the Shamrocks’ record to 13-4, enough to prevent New West (11-6), who beat Victoria 9-7 at Queen’s Park Arena last Thursday, from overtaking them with one game remaining for both teams.
Rhys Duch led the Shamrocks’ charge with four goals and four assists Friday, while Corey Small had a seven-point game.
Victoria plays its final regular season game this Friday (July 31, 7:45 p.m.) at home against Langley. The playoffs are slated to start next week.