OT victory helps Thunder slow Roadrunners

by Gary Ahuja

It took a third-period rally and overtime, but the Langley Thunder are back to .500 on the season.

The Tier 1 Thunder tied the game with just over five minutes to play and then scored twice in the overtime period to their opponent’s one goal in an 11-10 victory on Wednesday night over the Richmond Roadrunners at Minoru Arena.

The win was a second straight for Langley, improving their record to 4-4 in the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League while Richmond fell to 4-5-1.

Tristan Kirkham and Kanen Hunter each scored once and set up one another in the overtime period with both players finishing with five-point games with identical three-goal, two-assist performances.

Langley only led for 12:30 during the 60-minute regulation period but never trailed in the overtime session with Kirkham giving the Thunder the lead and after Richmond equalized a few minutes later, Hunter burying what turned out to be the winner.

The Thunder’s Ryan Taylor had knotted the score at nine with 5:07 to play in regulation.

Langley’s other goals came from Hudson Shelvey, Jordan Daniel, Braiden Struss-Reid and Aydan Johnson while Chase Moore had three assists and Nico Gerussi chipped in with a pair of helpers.

Dryden Recsky stopped 56 saves in the victory.

The Thunder will look for a season-high third straight victory on Sunday (June 2) as they host the Victoria Shamrocks at Langley Events Centre. Game time is 1 p.m.

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For more information:

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