Get ready for some hard hitting, board crashing box lacrosse action.
The Victoria Shamrocks have released their schedule for their 69th season in town, with a home game every weekend from May 25th through July 29th. So June and July is Shamrocks time!
Over the past five years, the Shamrocks have posted an impressive 34 victories in 45 games at home, earning the “W” in 75% of their matches.
They will get a chance for early revenge in the second weekend of the season against the New Westminster Salmonbellies, who defeated them 4-1 in a best-of-seven in last season’s Championships.
Shamrocks Bid Farewell to Captain
The Victoria Shamrocks team captain Corey Small will not be returning to the club in 2018, as he has decided to move back to Ontario in order to be closer to his family.
“Victoria has been my home for the past 7 years and it’s with mixed emotions I say goodbye,” said Small. “The Victoria Shamrocks have given me the best years of my lacrosse life and I will be forever grateful to this organization and the fans that support it. This is a tough decision, but one that I need to make to be closer to my immediate family at this time.”
In seven years with the Western Lacrosse Association club between 2011 and 2017, Small was a 4-time WLA first team all-star and a 2-time league scoring champion, both as recently as last season. He was a 4-time recipient of both the Shamrocks team MVP award and the team’s most popular player award as voted by the fans.
Small played a total of 190 regular season and playoff games, scoring 383 goals and adding 447 assists for 830 points, over 4 per game. The defining moment of his Shamrocks career came in 2015 when he helped lead them to the Mann Cup championship and was named the winner of the Mike Kelley award as the most valuable player in the Mann Cup series.
View the full Victoria Shamrocks schedule here.