The Victoria Shamrocks’ woes continue as they were downed 9-5 on Wednesday night by the first-place Langley Thunder for their fifth straight loss.
Meanwhile, the Thunder improved their record to 10-1 and extended their winning streak to nine games.
Wednesday night saw Victoria hold a lead for most of the game until the third period. Langley scored four goals, while Frank Scigliano stopped all 18 shots he faced.
As a matter of fact, Victoria outshot Langley 49-44 but still couldn’t come away with the win.
Defensive Battle In The First
Both defenses stood tall to open the game. The first goal didn’t come until 8:30 left on the clock with Clay Scanlan finding the back of the net for Langley.
Tom Vaesen scored with 13 seconds left in the first period as the game was tied 1-1 after the first period.
Langley Pulls Even Late In The Second
Vaesen struck again for Victoria 1:38 into the second period to give the Shamrocks the lead 2-1.
Langley came right back 4:11 later. Curtis Dickson, fresh off his silver medal performance with Canada at the World Championships, found the back of the net 5:49 into the second to tie it up at two.
Only six seconds later, Derek Lloyd scored unassisted for Victoria to put the Shamrocks back up by one goal.
The goals came fast and furious with Nathaniel Kozevnikov scoring 12 seconds after Lloyd to knot up the game once again.
Victoria found some momentum with a two-goal run midway through the second period. Cory Conway put one past Scigliano at 8:55 followed by Casey Wilson 58 seconds later as the Shamrocks went up 5-3.
Langley scored twice to end the second period with goals from Robert Church and Dylan Kinnear. It tied the game up at 5-5 heading into the third, but it was the start of a six-goal run for Langley.
All Thunder In The Third
Victoria’s offense would go silent in the third period as they were shutout, while Langley put up four goals.
Jake Bowen opened the third-period scoring at 9:30 followed by Kinnear at 12:46.
Dickson scored his second of the game with 4:44 left on the clock as Langley pulled away 8-5.
Jake Boudreau ended the game with an unassisted goal with 53 seconds left to hand Victoria their fifth straight loss.
- Frank Scigliano, Langley Thunder
- Curtis Dickson, Langley Thunder
- Tom Vaesen, Victoria Shamrocks
Curtis Dickson, 2g 3a
Jake Bowen, 1g 3a
Connor Robinson, 3a
Tom Vaesen, 2g
Derek Lloyd, 1g
Cole Pickup, 1a
Steve Priolo, 1a
Casey Wilson, 1g
Cory Conway, 1g