Eight-point game from Robinson leads Thunder to victory

by Gary Ahuja

Connor Robinson drives to the net during the Langley Thunder's game against Nanaimo at Langley Events Centre on July 13. Robinson had three goals and eight points as Langley defeated the Burnaby Lakers 11-7 on July 15 in Burnaby. Ryan Molag Langley Events Centre file photo

There were plenty of momentum swings on Friday night in Burnaby, but when the dust had settled, it was the Langley Thunder taking home the victory.

Langley scored six straight to start the game and after the Burnaby Lakers notched seven of the next eight goals, the Thunder closed on a 4-0 run for the 11-7 victory.

The win improves Langley to 7-5 while Burnaby sits at 3-9 as the Western Lacrosse Association season hits the stretch drive of their 18-game regular season.

Langley raced out to a 6-0 lead 10:33 into Friday’s game only to see the Lakers score six times in the second period, making it a one-goal game with a period to play. And Burnaby tied the score at seven 3:15 into the third period, but that would be the last goal to get past Frank Scigliano as the goaltender made 18 of 50 saves in the third period.

With Scigliano shutting the door, Curtis Dickson scored twice while Robert Church and Connor Robinson also added goals.

For Robinson, it was his third goal and eighth point of the game while Dickon (two goals, three assists) and Church (one goal, four assists) each had five-point games. Dane Dobbie and Dylan Kinnear both had two goals and an assist and Colin Munro scored once.

The Lakers were led by three goals from James Rahe and a goal and two helpers from both Connor Watson and Toron Eccleston.

Langley will look for a second-straight road victory when they travel to Maple Ridge on Sunday (July 17, 7:00pm).