Thunder sweep Lakers in WLA semifinal
The Burnaby Lakers first appearance in the Western Lacrosse Association playoffs since 2008 didn't last long.
The Langley Thunder, first-place finishers during the regular season, defeated the Lakers 11-10 at Bill Copeland Arena on Thursday to sweep their best-of-seven semifinal in four games.
The Thunder jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one period with the visitors' third goal coming with five seconds left by Athan Iannucci. But Burnaby bounced back in the second with four consecutive goals and went to the third period holding a 7-6 lead.
In the third, Iannucci scored twice to give Langley an 11-9 lead just past the midway point and then hung on from there with Burnaby only managing to score on a Matt Quinton penalty shot with 11 seconds left. It was Quinton's third goal of the game. Scott Jones scored twice and has two assists. Dane Stevens had a goal and three assists while Colton Clark had four helpers for Burnaby. Single goals went to Trevor Moore, Chase Williams, Scott Tinning and Peter McFetridge.
Langley will face the winner of the Coquitlam-Victoria semifinal which the Adanacs led 2-0 heading into Game 3 on Friday.