The Victoria Shamrocks
are a Senior A box lacrosse
club, based in Victoria
, British Columbia
. The team competes in the 7-team Western Lacrosse Association
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
, 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.
All time Record