Thunder snap losing-skid

by Gary Ahuja

Three goals from Langley's Braiden Struss-Reid helped the Thunder end their losing streak as the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League regular season winds down. Gary Ahuja Langley Events Centre file photo

After surrendering a pair of goals to trail 2-0 just 74 seconds in, the Langley Thunder offence awoke and  helped the team snap a five-game losing streak.

The Thunder scored five goals in each of the first and second periods, building a 10-4 lead in what became an 11-8 victory over the visiting New Westminster Salmonbellies on Tuesday night at Langley Events Centre in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action.

The victory improved Langley to 6-10, pulling them even with the Salmonbellies in the standings for seventh place with just two regular season games remaining. The top eight make the post-season.

In Tuesday’s victory, Braiden Struss-Reid scored three times and Kyle Brunsch had a pair of goals to go along with three assists. Jordan Daniel and Chase Moore had a pair of goals apiece and Cooper Gettel finished with a goal and four points.

Noah Kozevnikov entered the game with his team down 2-0 and was solid the rest of the way to earn the victory between the pipes.

The Salmonbellies were led by three goals apiece from Marcus Vanderlinde and Kai George.

Next up for the Thunder is another home game, their final one of the regular season on Tuesday (July 2) against the Maple Ridge Burrards at Langley Events Centre. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m.

Langley wraps up the regular season on July 5 with a visit to the Ladner Leisure Centre to face the Delta Islanders.

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For more information:

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