Scanlan scores five but Thunder fall to Lakers

by Gary Ahuja

Langley Thunder's Nathan Lum defends against Burnaby Lakers' Ryan Jensen during Western Lacrosse Association action at Bill Copeland Arena on May 31. photo courtesy of Burnaby Lakers

Despite a five-goal game from Chase Scanlan, the Langley Thunder could not secure the victory, falling 9-7 to the Burnaby Lakers.

The teams were playing on Friday (May 31) night at Burnaby’s Bill Copeland Arena in Western Lacrosse Association action with the loss dropping the Thunder to 0-3 while the Lakers improved to 2-1.

Scanlan finished with five goals and six points while Tristan Kirkham had two goals and four points. Clay Scanlan (1-2) and Nathaniel Kozevnikov (1-1) rounded out the scoring with Kyle Brunsch and Doug Porter each setting up a pair.

In goal, Aden Walsh stopped 44 of 54 shots as the Thunder were outshot 55-51.

Langley led 5-4 after a period and were up 7-5 at the midway point of the game before the Lakers scored twice to tie things up before intermission.

Ben McDonald, Thomas Vela and Jacob Dunbar each had hat tricks for the Lakers with Keegen Melenychuk making 42 saves on 51 shots.