Tristan Kirkham tangles with a Victoria Shamrocks player. (Gary Ahuja Langley Events Centre/Special to the Langley Advance Times

Season over for Tier 1 Langley Thunder

Victoria wins best-of-three quarter final

Cameron Lumb scored the go-ahead goal with 5:37 to play as the Victoria Shamrocks ended the Langley Thunder season.

The two teams played the third and deciding game of their BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League quarter-final series on Tuesday afternoon at Victoria’s Q Centre with the second-seeded Shamrocks edging the No. 7 Thunder 10-9.

The home team won all three games of the series (Victoria won game one 9-5 and Langley took game two 13-8) and each team scored a total of 27 goals.

Trevayne Hunter and Chase Moore gave the visitors ahead 2-0 in the opening 3:21 of game three but the Shamrocks responded with five goals to close the first period and made it 6-2 early in the second.

Neither team would score for the next 11 minutes before a flurry of goals saw the Thunder cut the deficit to two, 8-6 after 40 minutes. And after trading goals to open the third, Langley’s Cooper Gettel and Hunter pulled the Thunder even with 7:48 to play.

READ MORE: Do or die for Langley Tier 1 Thunder

But Victoria scored the decisive goal just over two minutes later and from there, Nolan Dalep shut the door, denying the Thunder on each attempt. The goaltender finished with 50 saves as Langley outshot Victoria 59-52.

A big difference in game three was the amount of power play opportunities with Victoria receiving four man-advantage chances to Langley’s one and both teams cashing in each time.

Kyle Brunsch led all Langley scorers with six assists while Hunter had a hat trick and four points. Tristan Kirkham (two goals) Nathan Lavigne (one goal, two assists), Chase Moore (one goal, one assist), Braiden Struss-Reid (one goal, one assist) and Gettel rounded out the scoring.

Jonathan Boyd led Victoria with three goals and two assists and Isaac Swan also had a five-point game with a pair of goals and three helpers. Lumb (two goals, two assists) and Evan Law and Carson Echlin (one goal, three assists apiece) all finished with four-point games.

The Shamrocks now play the Delta Islanders in one semifinal while the Coquitlam Adanacs face the Richmond Roadrunners in the other.

.

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: sports@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

Just Posted

Abandoned house blaze worries Langley neighbours

Redevelopment area of Willowby attracts squatters and partiers, and fires fear area residents

Day 1 underway at 2019 Minto Cup in Langley

Coquitlam and Orangeville out ahead after the first day of action at Langley Events Centre

Grillers compete for best meat in Langley

Rotary Clubs bring back RibFest for a second year from Aug. 16 to 18 at McLeod Park

New defenceman signs with Vancouver Giants

Brendan Pentecost played with the Delta Hockey Academy Elite 15s

VIDEO: Protesters target Langley Ribfest, a Rotary fundraiser

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

VIDEO: Caffeine and Gasoline rolls into Langley Saturday morning

Facebook group for car enthusiasts have impromptu gatherings around the Lower Mainland

Young balance-bikers race in B.C.’s inaugural Strider Cup

The course has several obstacles including ‘Mount Scary’ and the ‘Noodle Monster’

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Maple Ridge’s first retail cannabis store opens Monday

Spiritleaf is just the second private pot shop in the Fraser Valley

Most Read