Burrards silence Thunder in Maple Ridge

by Gary Ahuja

A poor second-period proved costly as the Langley Thunder hit the road in Maple Ridge last night.

Langley was up 4-3 after one period but were outscored 6-2 in the middle frame, falling 13-10 to the host Maple Ridge Burrards in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on Friday night at Planet Ice Cam Neely.

The loss drops the Thunder’s record to 2-4 while the Burrards just a half-game behind at 2-5.

Trailing 10-6 early in the third period, Langley did cut the deficit down to two goals with 15 minutes to play but could get no closer.

The loss came despite a four-goal, five-point effort from Braiden Struss-Reid. Kanen Hunter also had a big game with a goal and three helpers while Chase Moore, Tristan Kirkham and Cooper Gettel each had a goal and an assist. Hudson Shelvey and Nathan Lavigne rounded out the scoring with a goal apiece and Jordan Daniel and Nico Gerussi set up two goals each.

Dryden Recsky stopped 35 shots in the loss.

The Thunder are back in action on Tuesday (May 28) as they return to Langley Events Centre to face the Port Coquitlam Saints. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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For more information:

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