Post Game ~ May 15
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May 15, 2018
The Richmond Roadrunners are winless no more.
The Roadrunners picked up their first win of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League season with a 9-8 victory over the Langley Thunder on Tuesday night at the Langley Events Centre.
The win improved Richmond to 1-5 while Langley fell to 2-2. The common theme in both Thunder losses is the fact the team failed to crack double digits. In their two victories, they have scored 18 and 21 goals, respectively, while tallying just six and nine in the two defeats.
In Tuesday’s contest, the Thunder led 6-3 in the second period before the Roadrunners pulled even at seven heading into the third period. And after the Roadrunners took their first lead early in the final frame, Langley’s Trevayne Hunter pulled the home side even with his second of the game. But with just over six minutes remaining, Richmond’s Stuart Ahara potted his fourth of the contest for the decisive goal.
Langley’s Chase Moore led the Thunder offence with three goals and five points while Tristan Kirkham, Josh Bramely and Aiden Ellis had a goal apiece.
The Thunder are back in action on Saturday as they visit Victoria for a matinee against the Shamrocks at the Q Centre. Game time is 1 p.m. The next Thunder home game at the LEC is May 22 when they host the Maple Ridge Burrards at 7:30 p.m.
The LEC, which opened in 2009, is well situated in the beautiful, agriculture-rich Fraser Valley in the Township of Langley, BC. It is home to the Vancouver Giants (Western Hockey League), Vancouver Stealth (National Lacrosse League) and BC High School Girls and Boys Provincial Basketball Tournaments.
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