WLA Power Rankings: Week Four

June 27, 2015

    1. Victoria Shamrocks (LW – 2) Record: 6-2-0 Goal Differential: +21 Last Week: 10-9 W vs. Coquitlam, 10-9 (OT) W vs Maple Ridge This Week: vs. New Westminster, vs. Coquitlam, vs. New Westminster The Shamrocks closed out two tough games against opponents up to the task of trying to upset the defending champions, but life won’t get any easier for the green and white. Victoria has reclaimed a…

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WLA Three Stars: Week Five

June 21, 2015

1st Star—Jason Jones, Burnaby Lakers Jones is off to a great start to the season, as I alluded to in yesterday’s WLA Power Rankings. Jones, who’s spent time with Coquitlam as well, is still a young lefty who makes an impact when he’s on the floor for the Lakeshow. He missed Tuesday’s low-scoring 5-4 overtime win over the Maple Ridge Burrards, a reason why he’s so important to Burnaby’s prospects…

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WLA Power Rankings: Week Five

June 20, 2015

   1. New Westminster Salmonbellies (LW – 2) Record: 6-1-0 Goal Differential: +23 Last Week: 7-6 W vs. Maple Ridge, 8-6 L vs. Langley This Week: vs. Coquitlam Despite losing their first game of the season to the Langley Thunder last night, and my previous hesitance to put them at number one at any point, the ‘Bellies make their debut at the top of these power rankings. Last Sunday’s game…

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WLA Rookie Report: Week Three

June 15, 2015

1. Eli McLaughlin  – Nanaimo Timbermen McLaughlin came into his rookie season in the WLA after a stellar rookie season in the NLL that saw him pick up 38 points in 17 games with the Colorado Mammoth. McLaughlin hasn’t slowed down much four games into his WLA career, averaging two points per game thus far. This week got off to a slow start for McLaughlin however, tallying just an assist…

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WLA Three Stars: Week Three

June 15, 2015

1st Star – Jesse King, Victoria Shamrocks King had a great week, scoring 10 points (six goals, four assists) as the Shamrocks are beginning to take their play to another level. He led the Shamrocks with four goals in their 16-6 drubbing of the Thunder and got him into a tie for third in goals with nine overall. He’s also forcing teams from putting extra pressure on any one offensive…

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WLA Power Rankings: Week Three

June 12, 2015

1. Victoria Shamrocks (LW – 1) Record: 4-2-0                Goal Differential: +19 Last Week: 12-11 W vs. Maple Ridge, 16-6 W at Langley This Week: None This week was more like the status quo for the Shamrocks, who showed some veteran moxy in holding off the Burrards for a big 12-11 win and following it up with a blowout of Langley. As long as guys like Cory Conway, Corey Small and Rhys Duch keep filling the…

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WLA Three Stars: Week Two

June 7, 2015

1st star – Anthony Malcom, Langley Thunder The third overall pick in this year’s WLA Draft, Malcom has hit the ground running in his rookie season of WLA summer ball. Malcom is tied with Corey Small for the WLA lead in goals with nine in his first four games of the season. He’s found a place in an underrated Langley offence, playing alongside veterans Athan Iannucci, Alex Turner and Ontario product…

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WLA Season Underway And Going Strong

June 6, 2015

If the first few weeks are any indication of what where going to see in the WLA this season, we are in store for one heck of a season. With so much parity throughout the league this year, its really hard to predicit where teams may fall once the regular season has concluded. Victoria has added a number of big name players, as their back to back losses to the…

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WLA Power Rankings: Week Two

June 5, 2015

  1. Victoria Shamrocks (Last week – 3)   Record: 2-2-0 Goal Differential: +8 Last Week: 11-5 W vs. Burnaby, 13-6 W @ Maple Ridge This Week: vs. Maple Ridge, @ Langley The Shamrocks got back on track and are starting to see most of their line-up return. After a pair of deserving wins over playoff clubs Burnaby and Maple Ridge, it seems as if the two early season losses…

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WLA Power Rankings: Week One

May 30, 2015

          1. Nanaimo Timbermen   Record: 2-0-0 Goal Differential: +5 Last Week: 8-6 W at Victoria, 12-9 (OT) W vs. Victoria This Week: vs. New Westminster, at New Westminster Nanaimo is the talk of the league this week, thanks to their two wins over rivals and defending champions Victoria. These wins are huge for the confidence of the T-Men, who have stockpiled a lot of young…

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