Victoria Shamrocks

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Victoria Shamrocks
Victoria Shamrocks (WLA) Logo.svg
Founded 1950
History Victoria Shamrocks
1950-1981
Victoria Pay Less
1982-1994
Victoria Shamrocks
1995-present
Home Stadium 100.3 The Q Centre
City Victoria, BC
Colors Green, white
         
GM Chris Welch
Head Coach Bob Heyes
Mann Cups 8
Division Titles 18
Website victoriashamrocks.com


The Victoria Shamrocks (Rocks) are a Senior A box lacrosse club, based in Victoria, British Columbia. The team competes in the 7-team Western Lacrosse Association (WLA).

The Shamrocks have won the Mann Cup 8 times. The Shamrocks can boast that some of the greatest lacrosse players in the world were proud to wear the green and white, including Jack Bionda, Rick Brown, Archie Browning, "Whitey" Severson, "Bobby" Monaghan, Kevin Alexander, both Paul and Gary Gait, and John Tavares.

The team logo is a shamrock in a circle with "Victoria" above and "Shamrocks" beneath.

The Victoria Shamrocks entered the Inter-City Lacrosse League, which is now the WLA, in 1950. In 1983, the team dropped the Shamrocks name in favour of reflecting their new sponsorship by Payless Gas; Victoria returned as the Shamrocks in 1994.

The club won the Mann Cup in 1955, 1957, 1979, 1983, 1997, 1999, 2003, and 2005.

On September 16, 2005, the Victoria Shamrocks won their 8th Mann Cup, defeating the Peterborough Lakers 4 games to 2 in a classic, hard fought series. Shamrocks' Goaltender Anthony Cosmo was awarded the Mike Kelly Memorial Trophy as the series Most Valuable Player.

Current Roster

Current WLA Scores and Stats

All time Record[edit]

Season Team Name Games Win Losses Tie GF GA Points Playoffs
1950 Victoria Shamrocks 30 16 14 0 343 293 32  
1951 Victoria Shamrocks 32 23 8 1 390 289 47  
1952 Victoria Shamrocks 32 22 10 0 472 333 44  
1953 Victoria Shamrocks 32 22 10 0 407 319 44  
1954 Victoria Shamrocks 32 25 7 0 383 279 50  
1955 Victoria Shamrocks 32 20 10 2 372 282 42 Won Mann Cup
1956 Victoria Shamrocks 30 15 14 1 345 334 31  
1957 Victoria Shamrocks 30 19 10 0 349 295 39 Won Mann Cup
1958 Victoria Shamrocks 30 11 18 1 272 303 23  
1959 Victoria Shamrocks 30 12 17 1 283 298 25  
1960 Victoria Shamrocks 30 8 21 0 276 354 17  
1961 Victoria Shamrocks 30 2 27 1 229 409 5  
1962 Victoria Shamrocks 32 14 18 0 277 324 28  
1963 Victoria Shamrocks 30 10 19 1 251 307 21  
1964 Victoria Shamrocks 32 18 13 1 274 262 37  
1965 Victoria Shamrocks 30 7 23 0 229 301 14  
1966 Victoria Shamrocks 30 11 18 1 244 280 23  
1967 Victoria Shamrocks 30 15 14 1 264 266 31  
1968 Victoria Shamrocks 38 15 23 0 337 397 30  
1969 Victoria Shamrocks 29 4 25 0 244 409 8  
1970 Victoria Shamrocks 30 8 22 0 323 407 16  
1971 Victoria Shamrocks 31 9 22 0 332 437 18  
1972 Victoria Shamorcks 32 14 18 0 379 397 28  
1973 Victoria Shamorcks 25 11 14 0 299 309 22  
1974 Victoria Shamrocks 24 8 16 0 290 318 16  
1975 Victoria Shamrocks 24 16 8 0 351 269 32  
1976 Victoria Shamrocks 24 18 5 1 349 275 37  
1977 Victoria Shamrocks 24 16 8 0 327 271 32  
1978 Victoria Shamrocks 24 15 7 2 352 278 32  
1979 Victoria Shamrocks 30 19 9 2 375 322 40 Won Mann Cup
1980 Victoria Shamrocks 24 14 10 0 290 257 28  
1981 Victoria Shamrocks 24 11 11 2 294 297 24  
1982 Victoria Pay Less 24 11 13 0 273 287 22  
1983 Victoria Pay Less 24 11 13 0 276 298 22 Won Mann Cup
1984 Victoria Pay Less 24 13 11 0 289 275 26  
1985 Victoria Pay Less 24 12 12 0 225 230 24  
1986 Victoria Pay Less 24 14 10 0 253 232 28  
1987 Victoria Pay Less 24 8 16 0 194 265 16  
1988 Victoria Pay Less 24 12 12 0 212 212 24  
1989 Victoria Pay Less 24 12 12 0 245 250 24  
1990 Victoria Pay Less 24 11 13 0 195 226 22  
1991 Victoria Pay Less 24 11 13 0 225 225 22  
1992 Victoria Pay Less 24 10 14 0 200 217 20  
1993 Victoria Pay Less 23 9 14 0 235 249 18  
1994 Victoria Pay Less 20 14 6 0 249 191 28  
1995 Victoria Shamrocks 25 12 9 4 246 234 28  
1996 Victoria Shamrocks 20 10 9 1 213 210 21  
1997 Victoria Shamrocks 20 12 8 0 203 179 24 Won Mann Cup
1998 Victoria Shamrocks 25 20 5 0 277 206 40  
1999 Victoria Shamrocks 25 20 5 0 283 194 40 Won Mann Cup
2000 Victoria Shamrocks 25 20 5 0 319 239 40  
2001 Victoria Shamrocks 20 19 0 1 311 192 39  
2002 Victoria Shamrocks 20 16 3 1 287 202 33  
2003 Victoria Shamrocks 20 15 5 0 283 215 30 Won Mann Cup
2004 Victoria Shamrocks 20 18 2 0 250 143 36  
2005 Victoria Shamrocks 18 14 4 0 230 167 28 Won Mann Cup
2006 Victoria Shamrocks 18 15 3 0 215 160 30  
2007 Victoria Shamrocks 18 5 12 1 187 195 11  
2008 Victoria Shamrocks 18 9 8 1 159 162 19  
2009 Victoria Shamrocks 18 14 3 1 255 171 29  
2010 Victoria Shamrocks 18 11 7 0 188 169 22  
2011 Victoria Shamrocks 18 10 6 2 182 180 22  
2012 Victoria Shamrocks 18 11 7 0 195 168 22  
2013 Victoria Shamrocks 18 11 7 0 199 161 22  
Total 64 seasons 1,626 858 736 32 17,725 16,859 1,746  

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