Lakers lose to Burrards after beating Shamrocks
Two nights after knocking off the Western Lacrosse Association’s top team, the Burnaby Lakers lost to the league’s cellar dwellers.
The hometown Maple Ridge Burrards beat Burnaby 9-5 on Sunday to record their first win in nine games, and drop the Lakers’ record to 4-3-2 heading into Thursday’s game in New Westminster against the Salmonbellies.
Maple Ridge took control of the game by outscoring Burnaby 7-2 in the second period. Colton Clark scored two of Burnaby’s goals with singles going to Shaun Dhaliwal, Matt Quinton and Dane Stevens, who also had three assists.
The loss came on the heels of a 10-9 overtime victory over the visiting Victoria Shamrocks at Bill Copeland Arena last Friday.
Scott Jones scored twice within 49 seconds in the last three minutes of overtime to secure the win. The Shamrocks had scored the last three goals of regulation to force OT.
Dhaliwal had two goals and two assists with Quinton also adding a pair of goals. Singles went to Matt Beers, Mike Brascia, Jackson Decker and Clark.
Burnaby outshot Victoria 53-41, with Joe Bell making 41 saves in the Lakers net, but the Shamrocks connected for three powerplay goals in four opportunities while the Lakers were 0-for-5.
The Lakers will play host to the Coquitlam Adanacs at Copeland tonight (Friday) starting at 7:45 p.m. Victoria returns for another clash next Friday.