Thunder offence erupts for season-high

by Gary Ahuja

The Langley Thunder entered their third game of the season with a total of 11 goals in 120 minutes of lacrosse. It took them just over 34 minutes to match that amount in their most recent game.

The Junior Tier 1 lacrosse team broke out offensively with a huge 17-4 victory over the host Burnaby Lakers at Bill Copeland Arena on Sunday night.

The win improved Langley to 1-2 on the season while Burnaby fell to 0-6.

It was a one-goal game midway through the first period with the Thunder holding a slim 3-2 advantage. But the visitors scored three straight to close the opening frame before pumping home six of the eight goals in the middle frame for the 13-4 lead.

Langley added the only four goals of the final period, while also limiting their Laker opponents to a mere three shots on goal.

Nine different players found the back of the net for the Thunder while 13 of the 18 had at least a single point. Kanen Hunter (three goals, four assists) and Tristan Kirkham (two goals, five assists) both had seven-point games while Trevayne Hunter (two goals, four assists) and Nathan Lavigne (four goals, two assists) had six points apiece.

Cooper Gettel (two goals), Braiden Struss-Reid (one goal, two assists), Josh Bramley (one goal, one assist), Aydan Johnson (one goal, one assist) and Kai Maenpaa (one goal) rounded out the scoring while Jordan Daniel chipped in with three helpers.

Jordan Alain finished with two goals and an assist and Zach McMinn had a goal and a helper for the Lakers.

Dryden Recsky finished with 18 saves on 22 shots as Langley outshot Burnaby 69-22.

The Thunder will look for a second-straight victory as they host the Richmond Roadrunners at Langley Events Centre on Tuesday, May 14. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The Roadrunners are 3-2-1 on the season.


For more information:

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