The New Westminster Salmonbellies, backed by the standout goaltending of game first-star Neil Tyacke, clipped the Victoria Shamrocks 11-7 in Western Lacrosse Association action Thursday night at Queen’s Park Arena.
Victoria (8-3) outshot New Westminster (6-8) by a 55-35 margin.
The Salmonbellies touched the Shamrocks early and led 7-3 after the first period. Victoria brought it to within 10-7 at the second break but was held scoreless in the final period.
Mitch Jones had a goal and four assists for the Salmonbellies and Jason Jones a goal and three assists while Ethan Forgrave and Anthony Malcolm scored hat-tricks.
Chris Wardle led Victoria with a hat-trick and two assists for a five-point night. Jake Foster, Larson Sundown, Ben McCullough and Nick Preston scored the other Shamrocks goals, while Marshal King added three assists.
The Shamrocks, who sit two points back of the league-leading Nanaimo Timberment but with three games in hand, now return home to play the Burnaby Lakers (3-8-1) on Sunday at 5 p.m. in The Q Centre.