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Saanich prospect enters lacrosse provincials

Claremont students part of Int. A Shamrocks quest of provincial cup

The Victoria Shamrocks enter the B.C. Intermediate A Lacrosse provincials with their offence clicking at the right time.

The Baby Rocks defeated Maple Ridge 15-9 on July 18 and 17-13 on July 25 in the first round of the playoffs to qualify for this weekend’s provincials in Langley.

Game 1 is Friday (July 31) against the first-place Coquitlam Adanacs, 8 p.m.

Game 2 is Saturday, 2 p.m., against the New Westminster Salmonbellies and Game 3 is Sunday, 4:30 p.m. versus the host Thunder.

The top two teams in the round robin standings advance to the final on Monday.

“Our offence is clicking right now and we have all the talent and skill in the world,  just have to work hard, do what our coaches tell us and I believe we can win,” said Shamrock Brad McCulley, 18.

McCulley, of Saanich, is among the top Canadian prospects coming out of the 2015 grad class and is committed to Robert Morris University for 2016. He earned the provincial MVP award for Claremont at the high school provincials and finished second on the Shamrocks in scoring with 28 goals and 49 assists for 77 points in 16 games (sixth in the league). Captain Marshal King, a classmate at Claremont, led the Rocks with 99 points, 38 goals and 61 assists in 17 games.

McCulley potted five goals in the second game against Maple Ridge, helping to clinch the best-of-three series.

“Every game at provincials has to be hard working and mistake free, they’re all good teams and will make you pay for mistakes,” McCulley said.

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

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