Calgary Shamrocks

The Calgary Shamrocks are a Canadian Junior box lacrosse team from Calgary, Alberta. The Shamrocks play in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League's Junior B Tier I league. On August 18, 2019, the Shamrocks became the fourth team in Alberta's history to win the Founders Cup national lacrosse championship.[1]

Calgary Shamrocks
Calgary Shamrocks.jpg
SportBox lacrosse
Founded2002
LeagueRocky Mountain Lacrosse League Junior B
Based inCalgary, Alberta
ArenaStu Peppard Arena
ColoursBlack, Green, Tan, and White
Head coachJason Crook
General managerKeri Drennan
Championships
  • Founders Cup wins: 2019
  • RMLL Titles: 2018, 2019

HistoryEdit

The Shamrocks appeared at the 2006 Founders Cup in Windsor, Ontario and the 2007 event in Kamloops, British Columbia, winning bronze at both events.

In 2018, the Shamrocks returned to the national championship, this time in Akwesasne. Despite winning four of their five games, they had to settle for fifth place, defeating Quebec's North Shore Kodiaks in their final game.

In 2019, they won their second consecutive Larry Bishop Memorial Cup as RMLL champions by sweeping the Fort Saskatchewan Rebels in two games.[2] Then the Shamrocks travelled to Winnipeg, Manitoba for their fourth national competition. The Shamrocks finished the round robin in second with a 5-1 record, only losing to Ontario's Six Nations Rebels. In the gold medal game, the Shamrocks built up a five-goal lead on the Rebels going into the third and rode it to a 16-15 win. Calgary's Cordell Hastings was named most valuable player.[3][4][5][6]

After the Enoch Tomahawks, Edmonton Miners, and Calgary Mountaineers, the Shamrocks are the fourth Albertan team to ever win the national Junior B title.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T GF GA PTS Placing Playoffs
2002 20 8 12 0 177 210 16 3rd of 4 RMLL Lost Semifinal, 0-2 (Warriors)
2003 20 2 18 0 126 281 4 4th of 4 RMLL
2004 18 6 11 1 138 179 13 5th of 7 RMLL
2005 20 4 16 0 118 190 8 5th of 6 RMLL
2006 20 13 5 2 177 140 28 2nd of 8 RMLL 3rd of 9 Founders Cup (4-2)
2007 20 15 5 0 204 125 30 2nd of 4 South
? of 8 RMLL
Won South SF, 2-1 (Chill)
Lost South Final, 0-2 (Mountaineers)
3rd of 11 Founders Cup (4-3)
2008
2009 20 12 7 1 120 106 25 2nd of 4 South
4th of 9 RMLL
3rd of 3 Round Robin (0-2)
2010 20 6 11 1 109 115 13 4th of 5 South
7th of 10 RMLL
Won Qualifier Game, 7-1 (Silvertips)
Lost South SF, 0-2 (Mountaineers)
2011 22 9 13 0 191 190 18 4th of 6 South
7th of 11 RMLL
Won Qualifier Game, 15-3 (Silvertips)
Lost South SF, 0-2 (Mountaineers)
2012 19 13 6 0 171 130 26 3rd of 6 South
4th of 11 RMLL
Won South SF, 2-1 (Gryphons)
Lost South Final, 0-2 (Mountaineers)
2013 20 11 9 1 200 157 23 4th of 6 South
6th of 11 RMLL
Lost South SF, 0-2 (Mountaineers)
2014 20 7 13 0 150 211 14 4th of 6 South
8th of 11 RMLL
Lost South SF, 2-3 (Chill)
2015 20 11 7 2 231 182 24 3rd of 6 South
6th of 11 RMLL
Lost South SF, 1-2 (SWAT)
2016 20 19 1 0 276 165 38 1st of 6 South
1st of 12 RMLL
Won South SF, 2-0 (Silvertips)
Won South Final, 2-0 (Chill)
3rd of 4 SF Round Robin (1-2)
2017 20 14 6 0 249 184 28 2nd of 6 South
4th of 12 RMLL
Lost South SF, 1-2 (Marauders)
2018 20 18 2 0 270 147 36 1st of 4 South
1st of 15 RMLL
Won South Final, 2-1 (Mountaineers)
2nd of 5 SF Round Robin (3-1)
Won RMLL Final, 8-3 (Rampage)
5th of 8 Founders Cup (4-1)
2019 20 19 1 0 294 117 38 1st of 4 South
1st of 15 RMLL
Won South Final, 2-0 (Mountaineers)
1st of 5 SF Round Robin (4-0)
Won RMLL Final, 2-0 (Rebels)
Won Founders Cup (5-1)

Founders CupEdit

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Year Round Robin Record
W-L-T
Standing Quarter-final Semifinal 5th Place Game Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
2006[7]
Windsor, ON
W, Saskatoon Smash 18-3
W, Sherbrooke Extreme 19-9
L, Oakville Buzz 3-12
2-1-0 2nd of 4
Gold Division
W, Edmonton Warriors 16-13 L, Oakville Buzz 9-21 W, Iroquois Nationals 14-4
2007[8]
Kamloops, BC
W, Saskatchewan SWAT 9-6
OTL, Calgary Mountaineers 5-6
W, Iroquois Nationals 11-2
L, Coquitlam Adanacs 5-11
2-2-0 2nd of 5
Pool B
W, Sherwood Park Titans 9-7 L, Six Nations Rebels 1-12 W, Calgary Mountaineers 6-5
2018
Akwesasne
W, North Shore Kodiaks 13-6
OTW, Seneca WarChiefs 9-8
L, Coquitlam Adanacs 7-14
2-1-0 3rd of 4
Pool B
W, Saskatchewan SWAT 10-9 W, North Shore Kodiaks 11-7
2019
Winnipeg, MB
W, Saskatchewan SWAT 23-9
W, Seneca WarChiefs 16-5
W, North Shore Kodiaks 12-5
W, Manitoba Blizzard 17-6
W, Coquitlam Adanacs 16-6
L, Six Nations Rebels 3-19
5-1-0 2nd of 7 W, Six Nations Rebels 16-15
CHAMPIONS

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