Coquitlam Adanacs netminder Nick Rose was one shot away from a spot in the Western Lacrosse Association record book Saturday.
Mike Berekoff of the New West-minster Salmonbellies spoiled Rose's shutout bid when he tallied at the 6: 03 mark of the third period in Coquitlam's 5-1 triumph at their Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.
The last clean sheet in the Senior A boxla circuit came May 23,1993, when Bob Heyes was credited with the goose egg in a 10-0 win for the Victoria Shamrocks over the Burnaby Lakers. The only other shutout in league play came Les Norman of New Westminster in 1962; Don Hamilton of Vancouver also pitched one in the 1961 Mann Cup national championship versus Brampton.
A Mike Berekoff goal six minutes into the third period was all the scoring the New Westminster Salmonbellies could muster as the Adanacs shackled the Royal City visitors 5-1 in aWestern Lacrosse Associationbattle at Poirier Sports Complex.
Victoria, BC (ISN) – With a third of the 2012 WLA Season in the books the Victoria Shamrocks remain undefeated with a perfect 5-0 record and are now ranked number 1 in the nation according to the Subway Restaurants Lacrosse Talk National Rankings released Monday.
The Shamrocks will take on rival Salmonbellies in New West on Thursday before hosting the Burnaby Lakers at Bear Mountain Arena on Friday.
According to the Subway Restaurants Lacrosse Talk National Rankings, the Victoria Shamrocks have moved up a spot from second place last week to first overall for the week of June 11, leapfrogging the defending Mann Cup Champions the Brampton Excelsiors.
The Maple Ridge Burrards stretched their winless streak to seven games last weekend as they tied the Burnaby Lakers 9-9 Friday night on the road before falling to the Langley Thunder 13-10 Sunday night at home.
The Burrards are 0-6-1 this season, sitting in last place in the Western Lacrosse Association standings with one point.
The Langley Thunder pulled into a first-place tie in the Western Lacrosse Association standings thanks to a fifth-straight victory.
The most recent win came Sunday (June 10) night as they dropped the host Maple Ridge Burrards 13-10 at Planet Ice. It also wrapped up a perfect week for the Thunder who won three times in five days, also posting a 13-7 win over Burnaby on June 6 and 12-8 over New Westminster on June 7.
Lacrosse players from Princeton University in New Jersey are in Costa Rica to play exhibition games, hold clinics, promote the sport, and also perform a variety ofnon-lacrosse charitable service activitiesthrough Fields of Growth, an organization that uses lacrosse as an educational and economic tool in Africa.
The Princeton team landed atJuan Santamaria International Airportearlier this week, just in time to engage in some rafting and to enjoy the first World Cupqualifier gamebetween the CONCACAF National Football Teams of Costa Rica and El Salvador at theNational Stadium. The team is fortunate to have two players in their roster who are fluent in Spanish.
Who knew it was possible to feel this good after a tie? The Nanaimo Timbermen tied the Burnaby Lakers 11-11 Sunday night in a Western Lacrosse Association game, but that’s not the half of it. The T-Men trailed 6-1 in the first period. They led 9-8 with 3 minutes left in regulation before the Lakers rallied to force OT. And the T-men trailed 11-9 in the extra session before Scott Ranger and Cody Bremner came through and enabled Nanaimo to leave Maple Ridge with a point. “You’ve got to be somewhat happy with taking a point out of that game. I’m really proud of the way the boys battled back. It took a full team effort,” Nanaimo’s Cayle Ratcliff told the Nanaimo News Bulletin.
Dane Stevens and the Burnaby Lakers played 2 games over the weekend, and tied both. (Photo: Dan Brodie)
The Burnaby Lakers played cat and mouse with the Maple Ridge Burrards before escaping with a single point in Western Lacrosse Association play.
Deflated following its 14-10 loss to the Thunder in Langley midweek, Burnaby had to fight back from a four-goal deficit to tie the winless Burrards 9-9 after a period of overtime at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Friday.
Parity is quickly catching up with the New Westminster Salmonbellies.
The once near-invincible senior A Salmonbellies have fallen recent victim to an ever-present new challenge from the Western Lacrosse Association, following a pair of losses last week to the Langley Thunder and the Coquitlam Adanacs.