Shamrocks snap Thunder win streak at two games

by Gary Ahuja

For 36 minutes, the Langley Thunder were right in the game, outscoring their opponent 4-2 during that time. But the game is 60 minutes long and the Victoria Shamrocks dominated on the scoreboard for the remaining 24 minutes thanks to an 8-1 run over the span as they knocked off the visitors 10-5.

The two BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League teams met in a Saturday afternoon matinee in the provincial capital with Victoria snapping Langley’s win streak at two games.

The Shamrocks scored the only two goals of the opening frame and after Trevayne Hunter got the visitors on the board in the opening minute of the middle stanza, Victoria ripped off eight of the next nine goals spanning the second and third periods to put the game out of reach.

Langley did close strong with the last three goals for the 10-5 final score.

Hunter led Langley with three goals and four points while Braiden Struss-Reid had three helpers. Tristan Kirkham and Cooper Gettel had the other scores for Langley.

The Thunder were coming off a combined 31 goals in their past two games, both of which were victories, but they saw their record slip to 2-3.  A telling fact in all three losses has been the fact Langley scored six, five and five goals in those three defeats.

Victoria improved to 5-2, including 2-0 against Langley.

Langley is back in action on Friday (May 24) when they travel to Maple Ridge to battle the Burrards. The Thunder’s next home game is Tuesday, May 28 when they host the Port Coquitlam Saints at Langley Events Centre.

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For more information:

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