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Victoria Shamrocks eliminate Burnaby Lakers; advance to WLA finals

Victoria Shamrocks

The Road to the Mann Cup just got a little closer for the Victoria Shamrocks last night.  Victoria is off to the WLA Finals after taking down the first place Lakers in Burnaby, winning two of four games on the road, including the series opener and clincher along with two games in front of the Shamrocks Nation. Victoria held Burnaby sniper Robert Church to just a goal, as Aaron Bold made forty-five saves on route to an 8-7 win in game 7 of the Semi-Finals.  Read the full recap HERE

“It came down to experience . . . we've been here before,” said Shamrocks head coach Bob Heyes.

Victoria now awaits the winner of the Maple Ridge and New Westminster series, with the Burrards hosting game seven today. The Shamrocks will open up the finals on the road on Friday, August 18th, before hosting game two at The Q Centre on Sunday, August 20th at 6:00 pm.

Tickets for the WLA finals in Victoria go on sale Wednesday at 9:00 am at the team store located at #120-967 Langford Parkway, over the phone at 250-478-7625 or at victoriashamrocks.com.

As a reminder, season ticket holders have their seats guaranteed until 5:00 pm the day before the home game.

WLA Finals playoff schedule
Game 1 - Friday, August 18, 6:00 pm, Victoria @ Winner of other series
Game 2 - Sunday, August 20, 6:00 pm, Winner of other series @ Victoria
Game 3 - Tuesday, August 22, 6:00 pm, Victoria @ Winner of other series
Game 4 - Friday, August 25, 6:00 pm, Winner of other series @ Victoria

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Game 5 - Sunday, August 27, 6:00 pm, Victoria @ Winner of other series
Game 6 - Tuesday, August 29, 6:00 pm, Winner of other series @ Victoria
Game 7 Friday, September 1, 6:00 pm, Victoria @ Winner of other series

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