Lucas Wilson

The last time that Shamrocks Nation got to see their team at home was a 12-9 loss to the New Westminster Salmonbellies. The WLA schedule has been light since then, as the Shamrocks have played just one game since. Two nights ago, the Shamrocks hit the road for a tilt at the LEC against the Langley Thunder. The Shamrocks dominated, and came away with a convincing 15-6 win. This game marked Adam Shute’s first game starting with Shamrocks, and he did not disappoint with 41 saves on 47 shots. The Shamrocks offence unleashed its firepower, and it was the usual suspects who put up the impressive numbers. Jesse King finished with four goals and five assists, while Rhys Duch put up eight points in his first game since returning from his honeymoon.

Wednesday’s win pushed the Shamrocks up to 14 points, which moved them past the Maple Ridge Burrards and into tight competition with the Salmonbellies for top spot in the WLA (The Salmonbellies host Coquitlam Thursday). The Shamrocks also continue to dominate the stats sheet with remarkable point totals.  Duch, Cory Conway, and Corey Small occupy the top three spots in points in the WLA, with 53, 46, and 40 respectively. As can be expected every year, Conway is leading the league in assists with 40. The Shamrocks also recently made a trade, acquiring Doug Langlois from the Nanaimo Timbermen in exchange for a fifth round pick. Langlois played in his first game as a Shamrock on Wednesday, and he contributed to the offence with an assist on a Chris Wardle goal.

On Friday night, the Shamrocks will take on the Coquitlam Adanacs for the first time in the 2016 WLA season. In three matchups between these two teams in 2015, the Shamrocks won two out of three, outscoring the Adanacs 36-25. As the Shamrocks begin to head down the stretch in the second half of the season, every game grows in importance.

Adanacs Scouting Report

Before Thursday’s game, the Adanacs sit in fourth place in the WLA with 12 points. The Adanacs are anchored by goaltender Dan Lewis, who currently leads the WLA in wins with 6. The Adanacs are led up front by Reid Reinholdt and Ryan Johnson, who have impressive point totals at 32 and 27 points, respectively.

Today’s live game stats: http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/stats/game//307/league/61806

Regular season stats : http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/stats/team/62/307/league//8071

WLA stat leaders: http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/stats/leaders

Pay Per View link: http://www.playfullscreen.com/player.php?mediaid=18559

For further information, contact:

Jason Sperling                                                 Chris Welch

Operations Manager                                          General Manager

Phone: (778) 677-8259                                       Phone: (250) 889-6266

Email: jason@victoriashamrocks.com                Email: ceyw@shaw.ca

Game Day Lineups (July 8th, 2016) in Victoria, BC

  VICTORIA SHAMROCKS   Coquitlam Adanacs
37 Adam Shute   31 Josh Phillips  
50 Cody Hagedorn   35 Dan Lewis  
2 Taylor Northway   4 Jaedon Gastaldo  
4 Max Cullen   5 Carson Barton  
7 Tyler Burton   8 Jordan Catton  
9 Matt Yager   13 Mike Krgovich  
10 Rhys Duch   15 Matt MacGrotty  
11 Greg Harnett   16 Matthew Dinsdale  
12 Paul Brebber   17 Steve McKinlay  
13 Tom Arsenault   18 Greg Howren  
14 Ian McShane   20 Travis Cornwall  
15 Corey Small   23 Ryan McMichael  
16 Ethan Garland   24 Ryan Johnson  
17 Chris Wardle   28 Kevin Neufeld  
18 Steve Higgs   33 Peyton Lupul  
19 Doug Langlois   42 Matthew Delmonico  
20 Ben McCullough   44 Ryan Ishikawa  
23 Josh Fagan   61 Brock Whitely  
24 Thomas Moffat   66 Jake Moran  
25 Myles Kenny   71 Nick Kaputsky  
28 George Westwood   92 Vincent Ricci  
33 Jon Harnett   93 Brian Gillis  
77 Jeff Shattler   94 Sam Goodman  
      97 Reid Reinholdt  
   

Head Coach- Bob Heyes

Assistant Coaches- Art Webster, Dave Lowdon, Terry Dennett

General Manager- Chris Welch

   

Head Coach- Peter Tellis

Assistant Coaches- Neil Dinsdale, Mike Quinn

General Manager- Mike Petrie

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