The New West Salmonbellies left nothing to chance as they gave it their all both Friday and Saturday night. They left Vancouver Island with four points, ready to take on the rest of the competition on the mainland.
On Friday night your Bellies arrived on the island ready to paint the town red. They kicked off their island takeover by visiting the 2015 Mann Cup champs, the Victoria Shamrocks, and upset them 12-9. The Bellies kicked off the game with two goals in the first five minutes, and one for the Shamrocks. This set the tone of the game as the Bellies refused to give up their lead, only having it be tied up twice by the Shamrock offense.
Saturday night your Bellies traveled up island, and got ready to face the Nanaimo Timbermen. The Bellies were still on fire after defeating the Shamrocks, and did the same to the Timbermen. After swapping scoring streaks and never trailing behind by more than three goals, the Bellies came up on top after a 8-7 finish.
FRIDAY NIGHT RECAP
Salmonbellies vs Shamrocks - 7:45pm at the Q Centre
Bellies - 51
Shamrocks - 43
Jordan McBride, Mitch Jones, Sean Lundstrom, Mike Messenger, Jeff Cornwall, Curtis Hodgson, Johnny Pearson, Dane Sorensen, Brandon Goodwin, Brett Dobray, Justin Goodwin
First Star - Jordan McBride
Second Star - Ian McShane
Third Star - Brandon Goodwin
SATURDAY NIGHT RECAP:
Salmonbellies vs Timbermen - 7:00pm at the Frank Crane Arena
Anthony Malcom, Connor Robinson (x2), Jordan McBride (x2), Dane Sorensen, Mike Messenger, and Mitch Jones.
First Star - Mike Messenger
Second Star - Brett Harwys
Third Star - Mitch Jones
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Our next home game is Thursday June 30th, 7:45pm opening face off vs the Burnaby Lakers. We'll see you there, and together lets Paint It Red!