Armstrong Shamrocks 11, Kelowna Raiders 5
The Armstrong Shamrocks took a stranglehold on their best of 5 series by defeating the Kelowna Raiders at a hot Kelowna Memorial Arena last night to take a two game lead in the series. The Shamrocks were led by captain Steve Clark with 4 goals and 5 assists. The Raiders managed to put a lid on the first period scoring frenzy by the Shamrocks and limiting them to only 4 goals for the rest of the game. Again, outstanding goaltending from Raider’s Graham Cousins kept the score relatively close throughout the game. Joe Brown led the charge for the Raiders with three spectacular goals and veteran Pho Heng with a pair to round off the Raider’s scoring. For the Shamrocks it was Clark with 4, Brett Hawrys with a pair and singles from Kody Nithie, Will Hanley, Cam Nelson, Kyle Versteeg and Joel Castle. The series resumes in Armstrong next Wednesday, July 12 at the Norval Arena.