Captain Matt Lyons hopes to turn the Shamrocks WLA semifinal series on its head tonight by leading the Shamrocks to a third straight win over the Coquitlam Adanacs.The series is tied 2-2 going into tonight's (Aug. 15) Game 5 at Bear Mountain Arena

Captain Matt Lyons hopes to turn the Shamrocks WLA semifinal series on its head tonight by leading the Shamrocks to a third straight win over the Coquitlam Adanacs.The series is tied 2-2 going into tonight's (Aug. 15) Game 5 at Bear Mountain Arena

Lacrosse update: Shamrocks host Ads for Game 5, Cody Bremner the WLA rookie-of-the-year and more

Shamrocks, Ads play Game 5 in Victoria tonight (Aug. 14), 7:45 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena

The Victoria Shamrocks came up with a crucial overtime win over the Coquitlam Adanacs on Sunday to even the Western Lacrosse Association semifinal playoff series at two games each.

Corey Small scored his fourth and fifth goals of the game in overtime, and Mitch McLaren scored an empty netter as the Rocks won 11-8.

It’s the Shamrocks’ first win in five attempts in Coquitlam this season. Jeff Shattler ended the game with seven assists.

The two teams play Game 5 in Victoria tonight (Aug. 14), 7:45 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena, and Game 6 in Coquitlam tomorrow night.

Game 7, if necessary, is at Bear Mountain Arena on Sunday (Aug. 19) at 7:45 p.m.

The Langley Thunder defeated the Burnaby Lakers in the other semifinal and are awaiting the winner of the Shamrocks and Adanacs.

WLA award winners and all-stars

The Western Lacrosse Association named its annual all-star teams and the winners of its individual awards on Monday.

Shamrocks Corey Small and Jeff Shattler made the first and second all-star teams, respectively.

Victoria’s Cody Bremner won rookie-of-the-year. The Claremont secondary grad with the Nanaimo Timbermen finished fourth in league scoring with 24 goals and 65 points.

All of the top-eight scoring leaders were from the Timbermen and Shamrocks.

Junior A award winners and all-stars

Victoria Shamrocks Brody Eastwood and Adam Brown were named to the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League first and second all-star teams, respectively.

Goalie Cody Hagedorn was crowned with the season’s Outstanding Achievement award for his offensive contribution, collecting 20 assists.

Hagedorn’s slick breakout passing was coveted from the start by coach Larry Smeltzer, who pushed a fast break style of play.

It’s the most by a goalie in over eight years, said Shamrocks GM Rod Wood.

Westshore Whalers win fourth straight Island bantam B title, second in B.C.

The Westshore Whalers B2 team took silver at the recent bantam B provincial lacrosse championships.

The Whalers went 3-0 in round-robin play and won the semifinal, but lost to the Chilliwack Mustangs 10-5 in the final.

Chris Reid and Noah Holler each scored twice in the final for the Whalers, and Jarrett Malloch also scored a goal.

The Whalers actually defeated Mustangs 11-7 during the round robin, as well as the Shushwap Outlaws 10-2 and Delta Islanders 9-4.

The undefeated Whalers then won a crossover semifinal against the Surrey Rebels 9-8 in overtime. Jarret Malloch and Reid each scored in the extra 10-minute period.

Chilliwack defeated the Saanich Tigers 10-5 in the other semifinal, and Saanich went on to win bronze. Reid was named MVP of his pool, while Saanich’s Jackson Boyd was named the overall MVP of the tournament.

Back on July 15, the Whalers and Tigers qualified for provincials by making it to the Island bantam B championship final. The Whalers won, taking the third and final game of the best-of-three series over the Tigers 7-6.

It was the fourth straight Island bantam B title for a Westshore team.

 

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