The Victoria Shamrocks defeated the Peterborough Lakers in six games (4-2) to claim the 2015 Mann Cup trophy. After losing two straight Mann Cup championship series (all three finished at 4-2) to the Six Nations Chiefs, the Shamrocks came in to 2015 built to dominate, and win. While the club was excellent in 2013 and 2014, this Summer was even more impressive.
The two losses to Peterborough during the Mann Cup were the only losses the Victoria Shamrocks experienced during their entire playoff run in 2015. From goaltending to defense, and transition to offense, Victoria was loaded with talent. The players all bought in to the system, and the Shamrocks played team lacrosse. Different players stepped up when needed. Scoring consistently came from settled offense as well as transition play. On D, lapses were rare, and the Lakers only ran away with one game.
Victoria played at home out in BC, and they played tough, physical lacrosse. While there were moments of chippy play, a lot of what we saw was just good old-fashioned box lacrosse. Each of the games delivered something different. See below for highlights from the entire series, to see how the 2015 Mann Cup played out for yourself!
Game 6 – Victoria Shamrocks Win Mann Cup
Game 5 – Victoria Wins in OT
Game 4 – The Lakers Take Game 4, 8-6
Game 3 – Shamrocks Go Up 2-1 in Series
Game 2 – Peterborough Wins Big, 14-7
Game 1- Victoria Opens with a Win
The Victoria Shamrocks did an amazing job of putting up highlights the next morning, for each and every one of the games. They did this all series long. They deserve a “subscribe” on the old YouTube Channel for that!
If you love what you saw above, you need to make EVERY effort to get to the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships this Fall. The WILC will be held in Onondaga and Syracuse, NY, from September 18th to September 27th. If you are going, use code “GROWTHEGAME” when you buy championship game tickets, and you’ll get a SWEET custom T-shirt. Not bad, right?!?! WILC2015 will keep us from too much of a Mann Cup letdown in 2015. Thank goodness for that.