Shamrocks Score Early And Often On Way To A Lopsided Victory

Gary Groob
All Lacrosse All The Time  – A Division of Edge of Philly Sports

The Langley Thunder visited the Victoria Shamrocks at the Q Centre in front of 2,080 fans on Sunday night.

To The Game:

The Victoria Shamrocks started the game on an eight goal run.  Jacob Ruest opened the scoring, followed by Jesse King, Ruest again, then Rhys Duch.  The Shamrocks onslaught continued with Jackson Nishimura scoring on the power play, followed by Tyler Burton, Larson Sundown, and Dan Smith, all before the 11:00 mark of the first.

Robert Church finally got Langley on the board converting a Dane Dobbie pass on the power play at 14:00, then Curtis Dickson also scored on the power play unassisted at 16:37. 

After one period, Victoria 8 Langley 2.

Second Period:

Larson Sundown scored on the power play to increase the Shamrocks lead at 5:21.  Matt Yager scored in transition converting a long lead pass from goalie Pete Dubenski at 8:34.

The Thunder scored on a delayed penalty with an extra attacker on the floor.  Chase Scanlan converted a Preston Lupul pass at 10:21, but was answered by Jesse King finishing off a Nick Preston pass at 11:19.  Marshal King added to the Shamrocks lead converting a Jacob Ruest pass at 13:59, followed by Tyler Burton scoring unassisted at 14:05. 

Thomas Vaesen scored on the power play for the Thunder to end the second period.

After two periods, Victoria 13 Langley 4.

Third Period:

The teams traded goals for most of the period with Jake Foster converting a Jesse King pass at 1:05, but Langley came back with Thomas Vaesen scoring off a Robert Church pass at 3:27.  Marshal King converted a Larson Sundown pass at 3:43, but Robert Church scored off a Dane Dobbie pass at 7:07. 

Dan Smith and Rhys Duch added to the Shamrocks total, but were answered by Chase Scanlan unassisted at 14:40.  Larson Sundown scored once more for the Shamrocks at 16:45.

Final score, Shamrocks 18 Thunder 7.

The Three Stars:

  • First Star………..Jesse King
  • Second Star……Pete Dubenski
  • Third Star……….Larson Sundown

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were tied at 57 a piece.
  • Faceoffs were won by Victoria 12 for 16.
  • Victoria went 2 for 4, while Langley went 3 for 6.

Top Scorers:

Victoria Shamrocks:

  • Jesse King 2g, 8a
  • Larson Sundown 3g, 2a
  • Rhys Duch 2g, 2a
  • Jacob Ruest 2g, 2a

Langley Thunder:

  • Robert Church 2g, 2a
  • Thomas Vaesen 2g, 1a
  • Curtis Dickson 1g, 2a

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.