Langley Thunder hope to turn things around at home later this week

The senior A lacrosse squad fell 10-8 to Adanacs Saturday, while junior B lost to Victoria Sunday.

Despite three goals and six points from J.P. Kealey, the Langley Thunder suffered a second straight Western Lacrosse Association defeat this weekend.

The senior A lacrosse squad travelled to Coquitlam, losing 10-8 to the host Adanacs at the Poirier Sports Complex on Saturday night.

Both teams now sport 1-2 records.

The Thunder were up 2-1 after 20 minutes, but Coquitlam fired home seven goals in the middle frame and Langley was unable to recover.

In addition to Kealey’s big game, Tyler Pace (two goals, one assist) and James Rahe (one goal, two assists) both had three-point games.

Andrew Garrant and Aidan Milburn rounded out the scoring, while Connor Robinson and Cole Shafter had a pair of assist apiece.

Brodie MacDonald made 41 saves in the loss.

Matt Delmonico (three goals, three assists) and Dean Fairall (two goals, two assists) led Coquitlam.

The Thunder are back in action on Wednesday, June 6 at home.

They play host to the Victoria Shamrocks at Langley Events Centre. Game time is 7 p.m.


And today on the Junior B level

Spotting the opposition a big lead is never a recipe for success and that is the hole the Langley Junior B Thunder faced on this afternoon.

The visiting Victoria Shamrocks scored the game’s first four goals to lead 4-0 after 20 minutes on Sunday at Langley Events Centre in what turned out to be an 11-6 victory in BC Junior Tier 1 lacrosse league action.

The first-place Shamrocks improved to 10-2, while Langley saw their record slip to 4-6.

“A quick start can be the difference between a win and a loss. Starting off in a hole is not the way you want to start a game,” said Langley coach Kris Bryde. “You take away those four goals and it is a one-goal game.”

The Thunder held their ground in the second, outscoring the Shamrocks 4-3 in the frame to cut the lead to 7-3.

But that would be as close as Langley got as Victoria won the third 4-2.

“Transition and loose balls were probably the two biggest differences they had on us,” Bryde summed up.

Chase Moore finished with three goals and four points for Langley while Cooper Gettel, Trevayne Hunter and Matthew Abbott had the other goals.

Next up for Langley is another home game, Tuesday, June 5 when they welcome Burnaby to the LEC. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Bryde said he expected growing pains for his team considering there are a significant amount of first and second-year junior-aged players on the team.

“We have a young team (but) guys are starting to figure it out a little more. It is a matter of maturing,” he said. “The skill is there, the athleticism is there, it is just really the maturity.”


Shamrocks silenced the junior B Langley Thunder today 11-6. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Shamrocks silenced the junior B Langley Thunder today 11-6. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Shamrocks silenced the junior B Langley Thunder today 11-6. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Just Posted

VIDEO: Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank

Police believe incident on Thursday night to be targeted

Langley Township council hopefuls take part in Q&A

A Voter’s Guide to key election questions.

Vaudeville keeps senior actors young, active

The Vaudevillians ready to storm the stage with ‘As Time Goes By’

Online fundraiser to cover funeral costs of motorcyclist killed in collision

Larry Nizio, 37, died after crash with pickup truck Oct. 12 in Abbotsford

Free ‘hoops’ fun brings Aldergrove youths together

Aldergrove Basketball Club revives the sport at Aldergrove Secondary

Fashion Fridays: You can never have enough shoes

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Stadium vendor seen in pizza spitting video pleads guilty

The 21-year-old’s sentencing is Nov. 15. His lawyer has said he understood what he did was wrong and was remorseful.

5 to start your day

Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank, ex-Surrey cop to appear in court after Creep Catchers sting and more

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

Jeromie and Jennifer Clark were found guilty of criminal negligence causing death

Fed report to show $19-billion deficit in 2017-18

The deficit is slightly smaller than Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s prediction of $19.4 billion in last winter’s budget

Vancouver Island homeowners buy more earthquake insurance than the rest of B.C.

Insurance Bureau of Canada says that’s because the perception of risk is greater on the Island

Jets score 3 late goals to beat Canucks 4-1

Winnipeg ends three-game Vancouver win streak

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Most Read