Justis Doucet

"http://www.pise.ca/<br The Shamrocks were the better team for 55 minutes on Wednesday in Langley, but the difference between winning and losing is who’s better for the whole sixty minutes. The Thunder’s late comeback erased a Victoria lead, and now the Shamrocks use that as motivation heading into Friday’s matchup at The Q Centre.

Victoria has a tendency to bounce back off losses with wins against Maple Ridge, and Nanaimo twice. They look to add Langley to that list and return to the win column in front of the home crowd.

2017 first round pick Evan Messenger will be making his home debut after he beat the second-period buzzer to score his first WLA goal on Wednesday, and boy was it beautiful. He collected a rebound at the near side of the goal, then ran behind the net, dove to the far post and slam dunked it into the back of the open net.

ALSO: Friday’s game is also FILL THE CUPBOARD NIGHT presented by Island Savings, fans that bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation will be entered to win prizes and will be helping our local food banks.

Langley Thunder scouting report

The 2-9 record is easy to scoff at, but seven of the losses have been by two goals or less. Only twice have they lost by more than that, and those instances were in their second and third games of the season. The Thunder are led by the offensive trio of JP Kealey, James Rahe, and Bryce Brochu. Kealey sits third in league scoring with forty points, nineteen of those goals, and accounts for just over twenty percent of Langley’s tallies. Rahe scored twice in the final minutes Wednesday and is second on the team with thirty points, sixteen of them goals. Brochu is third with six goals and twenty assists. Davide Diruscio has seen all but fifty-three minutes in the Langley goal through eleven games, so expect to see him there again on Friday, his three hundred ninety-three saves are tops in the league.

Tickets: victoriashamrocks.com, calling 250-478-7625 or at The Q Centre on Gameday starting at noon

Pay Per View: http://www.playfullscreen.com/player.php?mediaid=20531

Live game stats: http://westernlacrosse.wttstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=3102276

Regular season stats to date: http://westernlacrosse.wttstats.pointstreak.com/scoringleaders.html?leagueid=258

Shamrocks stats: http://westernlacrosse.wttstats.pointstreak.com/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=31984&seasonid=17042

Next game (HOME): Friday, July 14th vs Coquitlam Adanacs, 7:30 pm at The Q Centre. Salute to Local Heroes presented by The Langford Legion, Tickets at victoriashamrocks.com or by calling 250-478-7625.

Game Day Lineups

Victoria Shamrocks

 

35 Adam Shute
50 Cody Hagedorn
77 Aaron Bold
2 Taylor Northway
3 Joe Resetarits
4 Tyler Hass
7 Tyler Burton
9 Matt Yager
10 Rhys Duch
11 Greg Harnett
12 Paul Brebber
14 Mike Triolo
15 Corey Small
16 Ethan Garland
17 Chris Wardle
19 Jake Archdekin
20 Ben McCullough
21 Casey Jackson
23 Josh Fagan
24 Evan Messenger
27 Cody Nass
29 Dallas Wade
32 Steve Priolo
33 Jon Harnett
42 Sheldon Burns

 

Head Coach: Bob Heyes

Assistant Coaches: Art Webster, Mike Simpson and John Hamilton

General Manager: Chris Welch

Langley Thunder

 

35           Davide DiRuscio

66           Zack Wickett

2             Brett Dobray

3             Brodie Porter

5             Adam Will

7             Justin Martin

10           Jordan Magnuson

11           Reece Callies

12           Connar Abrams

13           Pat McAloney

14           Tyler Pace

15           Johnny Pearson

16           Brandon Clelland

17           Jake Taylor

22           James Rahe

23           Bryce Brochu

26           Michael Seidel

27           Austin Rockwell

42           Cole Shafer

45           Tanner Rennich

55           Dylan LaCroix

77           Cody Teichroeb

83           JP Kealey

84           Keegan Rittinger

 

 

Head Coach: Darcy Rhodes

Assistant Coaches: Andy Ogilvie and

Craig Stevenson

General Manager: Rob Buchan

 

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