Younger Shamrocks advance to lacrosse B.C.s

Intermediate A squad sweeps Richmond to gain spot in provincials

The intermediate A Shamrocks are moving on up.

The young Victoria squad defeated the Islanders 13-6 at Sungod Arena in Delta on Saturday to sweep the best-of-three series in two straight.

The game was close in the early going and the ’Rocks held a slim 7-6 margin going into the third period. Then their offence caught fire, scoring six unanswered goals to shut the door and book their ticket to the provincial championships.

“We just have to stay healthy and focused,” Shamrocks general manager Rod Wood said of the team’s upcoming challenge. “We have a young team, almost totally 17 year olds. They’re playing with a lot of composure considering this is their first time at this level.”

The Shamrocks play three games in three nights in round-robin action Aug. 1 to 3 at Minoru Arena in Richmond. The championship game takes place B.C. Day Aug. 4. Wood is confident the team has what it takes to bring home the gold.

“It was our goal from the start to be here and the guys have played extremely well,” he said. “I think we have a realistic shot of taking the gold. The top team is Port Coquitlam and they only lost one game – it was to us. So if anyone can take them out it’s our team.”

The intermediate Shamrocks also handed out team awards at a recent ceremony. Top scorer and most valuable player awards went to Nick Preston, while team captain Zac Christianson won top defender and most inspirational.

Three service awards for contributions to both the junior and intermediate Shamrocks were also presented, with the Bob Reid merit award going to Jr. Shamrocks manager Dave Wilkie, the Bill Russell service award to equipment manager Dano Ryan and the Shamrocks pride award to GM and governor Wood.

alim@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Viral video shows Sooke resident calling out illegal crab fishers

The video shows a man and woman with 12 undersized crabs in Sooke

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and MP Alistair MacGregor weigh in on fishing ban

Singh and MacGregor say improving salmon abundance is important

Feds respond to sexual assault investigation at CFB Esquimalt

Report of Oct. 5 sexual assault on Vancouver Island base taken over by Canadian Forces National Investigation Service

UVic getting two new buildings for student housing

University will get a new 600-seat dining hall, kitchen and small grocery area

Island Corridor Foundation optimistic about restoring rail service

If green-lighted, first priority would be Langford to Victoria route

VIDEO: ‘Teddy’s Trial’ adjourned until Dec. 4 to give Joe time to get new lawyer

Lawyer leaving for personal reasons led to postponement of pre-trial conference in Duncan

VIDEO: ‘Teddy’s Trial’ adjourned until Dec. 4 to give Joe time to get new lawyer

Lawyer leaving for personal reasons led to postponement of pre-trial conference in Duncan

Drug-related deaths double for B.C. youth in care, advocate says

Teens say positive connections with adults key to recovery

Children’s strawberry-flavoured medicines recalled due to faulty safety cap

Three different acetaminophen syrups part of nationwide recall

Around the BCHL: Junior A cities to host World Junior tuneup games

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and around the junior A world.

International students hit hard by B.C. tuition fee hikes

Campaign seeks regulatory controls be imposed on post-secondary institutions

Government looks for public input on Cathedral Grove safety concerns

Port Alberni, Parksville info sessions invite public to help ‘shape future access’

Trudeau pushes for more Saudi accountability in Khashoggi killing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is still seeking clear answers from Saudi Arabia about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi

Most Read