Shamrocks Down Lakers To Remain Undefeated

The Victoria Shamrocks picked up a 7-5 win on Friday night against the Burnaby Lakers to remain undefeated in the WLA standings.

The win moves the Shamrocks to 5-0, while the Burnaby Lakers now sit with a record of 3-2 and sit in third place in the standings.

This was a low-scoring, tight game. The difference was a late charge from the Shamrocks. A goal in the dying seconds of the second period started a four-goal run for Victoria as they would remain undefeated.

Chris Origlieri got the start for Victoria in goal. He stopped 42 of 47 shots in the win. Alex Buque really kept Burnaby in the game in goal for the Lakers. He turned aside 48 of 55 shots in the loss.

Low-Scoring First Period

Victoria opened the game with a two-goal run. Jesse King scored unassisted 45 seconds into the game. Mathieu Gautier followed that up at the 11:53 mark to make it 2-0.

Trevayne Hunter got the Lakers within one at the 16:35 mark as Victoria led 2-1 after the first period.

Neither Team Gives An Inch In The Second

Burnaby came out swinging in the second period. Laszlo Henning scored 3:29 into the frame to tie up the game. The Lakers would take the lead at the 4:29 mark with a goal from Ben McDonald.

With an extra attacker on the floor, Gautier scored his second of the game at 14:50. The Lakers replied back with Connor Watson scoring on the power play with one minute left on the clock.

Tom Vaesen scored only 27 seconds later for Victoria to tie the game up 4-4 heading into the third.

Late Charge Gives The Shamrocks The Win

Victoria kept the momentum going into the third period. Gautier scored his hat trick goal four minutes into the period to put the Shamrocks up 5-4.

The Shamrocks would then go up by two at the 13:32 mark with a goal from Max Wilson. Vaesen would then make it 7-4 for Victoria on the power play with 1:27 left on the clock.

Burnaby tried to make a comeback. Watson scored with the extra attacker on the floor with 41 seconds left on the clock. However, Victoria will remain undefeated as they took the win 7-5.

Top Scorers

Victoria Shamrocks

Marshal King, 4a

Jesse King, 1g 3a

Mathieu Gautier, 3g

Burnaby Lakers

Connor Watson, 2g 1a

Ben McDonald, 1g 2a

Laszlo Henning, 1g 1a

Thomas Vela, 2a

Three Stars

  1. Mathieu Gautier, Victoria Shamrocks
  2. Jesse King, Victoria Shamrocks
  3. Alex Buque, Burnaby Lakers

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Shawn Slaght
Shawn Slaght

Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.