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The Victoria Shamrocks needed another win Sunday and they got it. Up against the league-leading Maple Ridge Burrards, who entered the game with a 6-1 record, the Shamrocks sent them packing losers of a 9-6 score.
The Shamrocks uncharacteristically started the season 0-3. Then they lost one of the offensive stars of the league in Rhys Duch to injury that the team was not commenting on.
It was the Burrards first road loss of the season.
The Shamrocks were coming off of a 15-10 win over the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Friday.
Chris Wardle opened the scoring at 5:18 of the first period with. The goal was assisted by Jesse King, who was coming off of a nine-point night Friday. Rookie Larson Sundown earned the second assist on the play.
Dan Taylor would score at 8:28 to even the score.
Victoria would get two more before the buzzer sounded to end the opening frame one each from Steve Priolo and Chris Boushy.
Victoria scored five more during the middle frame, two from Jesse King, and one each from Dallas Wade and Wardle and Boushy.
The Shamrocks shut down the offense and protected the lead during the final frame, something that they were not consistently doing earlier in the season.
Mike Mallory led the way for the Shamrocks with one goal and two assists, while Taylor scored twice.
Cody Hagedorn stopped 35 of 41 shots in net for the Shamrocks, while Frank Scigliano stopped 36 of 45.
Maple Ridge went 1/5 on the man advantage, while Victoria was 1/3.
Attendance at The Q Centre was 1,723.
The Shamocks next play Friday, June 21 at The Q Centre when they host the Coquitlam Adanacs. Game time is 7:00 pm.