Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

Shamrocks drop to fourth seed, start WLA playoffs on the road

Thanks to coming out on the wrong end of a four-team tiebreaker, the road to the Mann Cup for the Victoria Shamrocks will start at the Langley Events Centre.
web1_vka-rocks-811
Jackson Nishimura and the Shamrocks open the playoffs in Langley on Saturday. (DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST)

Thanks to coming out on the wrong end of a four-team tiebreaker, the road to the Mann Cup for the Victoria Shamrocks will start at the Langley Events Centre.

The Shamrocks came out of the four-team tiebreaker — ­Victoria, Langley, Nanaimo and Coquitlam all finished the regular season with 12-6 records — with the fourth-and-last seed for the postseason thanks to having the worst head-to-head record amongst the four playoff teams.

The Thunder were awarded first place and will host Game 1 of the best-of-seven first-round series against the Shamrocks today at 4 p.m. at the LEC. Game 2 will be at The Q Centre on Sunday at 5 p.m., with Game 3 back in Langley on Tuesday night and Game 4 at The Q Centre next Thursday night. If needed, Game 5 goes in Langley on Aug. 13, Game 6 at The Q Centre on Aug. 14, and a seventh game would be played in Langley on Aug. 16.

The Adanacs, who beat New Westminster on Thursday night in the final regular season game to join the four-team tiebreaker, were awarded the second seed and will host Game 1 of their series against the Timbermen today. Game 2 goes Monday night in Nanaimo.

The WLA champion will head to Ontario to take on the Major Series Lacrosse champion in the annual best-of-seven national championship series.