Shamrocks Dominate Lakers In Friday Night Tilt10 de Junio de 2022 a las 02:24
Photo courtesy of Darren Stone, Times Colonist
Article by Gary Groob
Columnist and Co-Host Spanglish Sports World, Spanglish World Networks
Victoria, BC. - The Burnaby Lakers (1-2) visited the Victoria Shamrocks (2-0) in Friday night WLA Lacrosse action in front of 2,095 fans at the Q Arena.
The Shamrocks scored early and often enroute to a lopsided 21-6 beating of the Lakers.
To The Game:
The Shamrocks scored early and often, setting the pace for a long Lakers evening.
Jacob Ruest (2g,3a) opened the scoring off a pass from Patrick Dodds at 1:59, followed by Tyler Burton (2g,1a) scoring unassisted just 0:46 seconds later. Jesse King (6g,6a) scored the next two goals and this game was already out of hand at just 4:41 of the first period.
The teams traded goals a couple of times with Lazslo Henning (1g,0a) finally stopping the Shamrocks run. Henning converted a Trevayne Hunter pass at 5:19, only to have Jake Foster (1g,3a) score in transition for Victoria at 8:35. Toron Eccleston (1g,2a) scored again for Burnaby off a Connor Watson pass at 9:47, but Jackson Nishimura answered back again for Victoria at 11:10 to restore the four goal lead.
Jesse King scored his third of the night off a Derek Lloyd pass at 0:38 seconds later, followed by Larson Sundown (3g,2a) converting a Nick Preston pass at 14:03. Jesse King scored his fourth and fifth goals of the period finishing a Larson Sundown pass just 0:30 seconds later, then converting a Dan Smith pass at 17:45.
Keiran McKay (1g,0a) scored on the power play for Burnaby, converting a Toron Eccleston pass at 18:33, and this nightmare of a period would finally come to an end for the Lakers.
After one period, Victoria 10 Burnaby 3.
To add to the Burnaby woes, they got themselves in penalty trouble to start the second period, with Victoria scoring three power play goals in a row. Patrick Dodds (3g,3a) finished a Marshal King pass at just 0:26 seconds into the period, followed by King (2g,6a) himself scoring the next two. First converting brother Jesse's pass on the power play at 3:18, then scoring again on the power play off a Jacob Ruest pass at 5:53, giving the Shamrocks at ten goal cushion 13-3.
Patrick Dodds and Pearson Willis (2g,1a) of the Lakers traded goals, only to have Tyler Burton score his second of the night shorthanded for the Shamrocks at 12:48 unassisted. Larson Sundown scored again for Victoria at 16:37 ending the second period scoring.
After two periods, Shamrocks 16 Lakers 4.
The period got going with a tilt between Tyler Burton of the Shamrocks and Josh Kelly of the Lakers at 1:13, earning both men five minute fighting majors.
Jacob Ruest opened the third period scoring at 1:25 converting a Jesse King pass, but was answered back by Pearson Willis scoring his second of the evening for Burnaby at 2:40 on the power play.
The play went back and forth for the majority of the period not yielding any goals until Patrick Dodds scored another power play goal for Victoria off a Marshal King pass at 11:55. Larson Sundown scored again for the Shamrocks converting a Jacob Ruest pass at 12:31, followed by Nick Preston (1g,5a) scoring off a Jake Foster pass at 14:18 making the score 20-5.
The teams exchanged goals once more with Connor Watson (1g,4a) scoring for Burnaby, followed by Jesse King with his sixth of the game at 17:45.
Final score, Victoria 21 Burnaby 6.
The Three Stars:
First Star............Jesse King
Second Star.......Patrick Dodds
Third Star...........Tyler Burton
Victoria outshot Burnaby 52-40
Victoria went 4 of 5 on the power play, also scoring a shorthanded goal.
The faceoff battle went to the Shamrocks 21-8.
Burnaby went 3 for 4 on the power play.
Connor Watson 1g, 4a
Pearson Willis 2g, 1a
Toron Eccleston 1g, 2a
Jesse King 6g, 6a
Marshal King 2g, 6a
Patrick Dodds 3g, 3a