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Shamrocks Dominate Lakers In Friday Night Tilt

10 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.
Second Period:
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.
Third Period:
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
Game Stats:
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.
Top Scorers:
Burnaby Lakers:
Connor Watson 1g, 4a
Pearson Willis 2g, 1a
Toron Eccleston 1g, 2a
Victoria Shamrocks:
Jesse King 6g, 6a
Marshal King 2g, 6a
Patrick Dodds 3g, 3a