Lakers leak in late going against Victoria
The Burnaby Lakers let a golden opportunity get away from them at Bill Copeland Arena last Friday.
The visiting Victoria Shamrocks erased a 9-4 deficit by scoring the game’s final seven goals to defeat the Lakers 11-9. The loss left the Lakers in third place with a 5-5-2 record and two fewer points than the Shamrocks (7-3-0).
Burnaby got their lead by scoring the first four goals of the second period. Carlton Schuss had three goals for the Lakers with singles going to Scott Tinning, Colton Clark, Dane Stevens, Casey Jackson, Jackson Decker and Peter McFetridge.
Dan Lewis made 36 saves in the Burnaby net as both teams registered 47 shots on goal.
The Lakers play host to the New Westminster Salmonbellies tonight (Friday) starting at 7:45. They don’t play again until next Friday when the Nanaimo Timbermen come to town. The faceoff for that game is 7 p.m.