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.