CALGARY, AB — Heading into the final stretch of the regular season, members of the Calgary Roughnecks were looking tomato a difference for their clubs.
And they did just that.
The week started with Tyler Digby and Peter McFeteridge putting in solid performances to help the Burnaby Lakers beat the Coquitlam Adanacs 9-7.
McFetridge was absent from the scoresheet, but he was solid in his own end of the floor. Meanwhile, Digby was dishing the ball around and finished the contest with a pair of assists.
They followed that performance with a loss to the Victoria Shamrocks and a win over the Nanaimo Timbermen. McFetridge was able to find the back of the net, his third of the season, in the win over the Timbermen.
Between the two contests, Digby racked up three goals and four assists and earned the third star of the game in the win against Nanaimo. In only seven games this summer, Digby has 18 points (7g, 11a) for the Lakers.
Gearing up for another long playoff run, the Shamrocks wanted to end the year on a hot streak.
Three wins in a week will work.
After two close games against the Lakers and the Langley Thunder, the Shamrocks beat up on the Adanacs to the tune of 14-6. With two games still to play, they sit tied for first place in the WLA.
During their three wins, the Roughnecks made sure to get in on the fun. Jeff Shattler was a catalyst for Victoria’s offence as he was consistently finding open shooters. He finished the week with six assists, bringing his season tally to 35.
Tyler Burton registered a single assist, while Greg and Jon Harnett were both held scoreless. Burton earned the games third star against the Lakers for his defensive and face-off abilities.
The New Westminster Salmonbellies had two games remaining on their schedule and wanted to end the year on a strong note.
Brandon Goodwin and company started the week with a big 9-3 win over the Thunder. Goodwin started strong with an assist on the game’s first goal, but was unable to record another point in the contest.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t keep that going as they dropped their season finale to the Maple Ridge Burrards. Goodwin was held pointless in the game as the Burrards won 13-9.
On the other end of the floor, Frankie Scigliano had himself a strong game — capitalized by the win. He was up to the task as the ‘Bellies unleashed shot after shot on net, stopping 49 of 58 shots for an .845 save percentage.
The four spots in the WLA playoffs have been claimed by the Salmonbellies, Shamrocks, Lakers, and Burrards. However, with three games scheduled to the end of this week, there will still be some jockeying for position in the playoffs.
Maple Ridge Burrards vs. Langley Thunder — Aug. 3rd
Nanaimo Timbermen vs. Victoria Shamrocks — Aug. 5th
Victoria Shamrocks vs. Coquitlam Adanacs — Aug. 6th
Teams Win Loss Tie Points
New Westminster Salmonbellies 12 4 2 26
Victoria Shamrocks 12 4 0 24
Burnaby Lakers 10 7 1 21
Maple Ridge Burrards 10 6 1 21
Coquitlam Adanacs 7 10 0 14
Nanaimo Timbermen 4 13 0 8
Langley Thunder 3 14 0 6