Lakers big guns too much for Thunder

by Gary Ahuja

Dylan Kinnear #55) led the Langley Thunder with three goals and an assist but that was not nearly enough as the Thunder fell 14-6 to the Burnaby Lakers on Friday night in Burnaby in WLA action. Garrett James Langley Events Centre file photo

The Burnaby Lakers scored the first six goals and never looked back, hammering the Langley Thunder 14-6.

The Senior A rivals squared off on Friday night at Burnaby’s Bill Copeland Arena with the Lakers racing out to the early lead and coasting to victory.

The Thunder trailed 7-2 after one period but did play the Lakers even in the second with each team netting three goals to cut the deficit to 10-5. Langley would pull to within four goals to start the third but that was the last time they found the back of the net as Burnaby closed with four straight to win 14-6.

Burnaby improved to 6-2 while Langley sits at 2-7 in the Western Lacrosse Association standings.

Dylan Kinnear led the Thunder with a hat trick and four points while Coady Adamson had a goal and three helpers. Connor Robinson scored twice to complete Langley’s scoring.

The quartet of Scott Jones (four goals, six assists), Robert Church (three goals, five assists), Dane Stevens (three goals, three assists) and Darryl Veltman (two goals, four assists) inflicted the bulk of the Lakers damage, combining for a dozen goals and 30 points.

The game marked the halfway point of Langley’s 18-game season. The team looks to bounce back when they host the Nanaimo Timbermen on Wednesday (June 26) at Langley Events Centre with a special 7 p.m. start time.


For more information:

Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre, 604.613.5242 (cell), 604.455.8830 (office) or email.