Shamrocks Hold On To Defeat Burrards

The Victoria Shamrocks were able to hold on to defeat the Maple Ridge Burrards in a low-scoring affair 6-5 on Sunday night at the Planet Ice – Cam Neely Arena.

It was a goaltending duel as Victoria went with Chris Origlieri in goal. He stopped 35 of 39 shots for the win. Brandon Humphrey was equally as good on the other end of the floor. Humphrey faced 46 shots and stopped 40.

The difference was a big third period for the Shamrocks. Maple Ridge was leading 3-2 after two periods including Humphrey stopping all 18 shots he faced in the second. However, Victoria outscored the Burrards 4-2 in the final frame for the win.

The win leaves the Victoria Shamrocks as the only undefeated team left in the WLA at 2-0.

Shamrocks Take The Lead After One

The game was scoreless for most of the first period. It wasn’t until the 14:46 mark that someone got on the board. Connor Whyte scored for Maple Ridge shorthanded to open the scoring.

Victoria answered right back with a two-goal run to finish off the first period. Tom Vaesen tied up the game with 3:11 left on the clock. He struck again with 27 seconds left in the first to give Victoria a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.

Burrards Pull Ahead

It was all Maple Ridge in the second period and once again the goals came late in the frame.

Dylan McIntosh scored with 3:12 left in the period to knot the game up at two.

Victoria pulled Origlieri late in the period for the extra attacker but the move backfired. Aidan Solomon scored a buzzer-beater to give the Burrards a 3-2 lead with one period left to play.

Big Third Period For Victoria

Maple Ridge opened up the third period with a goal from Ryan Jones at 1:07 as the Burrards took a 4-2 lead in a game where goals would be hard to come by.

However, Victoria answered back with a four-goal run. Oddly enough, none of the four goals came at even strength.

Jesse King scored on the power play at 2:29 followed by a power play marker from Patrick Dodds at 5:05 to tie up the game.

King scored again on the power play 1:09 later, which would hold up as the game-winner. Arthur Miller scored shorthanded at 7:27 for the Shamrocks to round out the four-goal run.

The Burrards tried to make a late push. Marcus Klarich scored on the power play at 11:03, but it wasn’t enough as the Shamrock would hold on to defeat the Burrards 6-5.

Top Scorers

Victoria Shamrocks

Jesse King, 2g 3a

Arthur Miller, 1g 2a

Patrick Dodds, 1g 2a

Maple Ridge Burrards

Ryan Jones, 1g 2a

Dylan McIntosh, 1g 2a

Garret Winter, 2a

Three Stars

  1. Chris Origlieri, Victoria Shamrocks
  2. Brandon Humphrey, Maple Ridge Burrards
  3. Jesse King, Victoria Shamrocks

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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.

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