The WLA Finals began on August 18th 2017 between the New Westminster Salmonbellies and the Victoria Shamrocks. The Bellies took the W for the first game of the best of seven series with a 9-7 victory.
Mitch Jones and Zach Herreweyers opened the scoring giving New West a 2-0 lead. The first period ended in a 2-2 tie following goals from Corey Small and Rhys Duch.
The Shamrocks pulled ahead with two goals to start the second period (Danny Smith and Paul Brebber), but the Bellies Mike Donaldson and Connor Robinson were quick to answer back tying the game back up at 4-4. Five more goals were scored, another from Connor Robinson, two from Mitch Jones, and two from Evan Messenger to complete the second period. Bellies ended up on top 7-6 going into the final 20 minutes.
The third period consisted of three total goals, Justin Goodwin, Logan Schuss and Rhys Duch. In the end, New West was victorious leading 9-7 to end game 1.
Game 2 takes place Sunday August 20th at the Q Centre at 6pm. Join us at Match Eatery & Public House New West for the official viewing party!
Game 3 will be played on Tuesday August 22nd at QPA at 6pm. See you there and together let's PAINT IT RED!