Teams with green as their primary colour had an exceptional night as both games finished with a score of 14-6, with the Victoria Shamrocks and the Burnaby Lakers getting victories. The Shamrocks defeated the Coquitlam Adanacs 14-6 at The Q Centre with the Lakers beating the Langley Thunder 14-6 at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre. We’re here to breakdown each game from an exciting Friday night in WLA so let’s get into it.
Victoria 14, Coquitlam 6
The storyline after this one was the impressive showing from the Shamrocks young stars. Chris Boushy had 3 goals and 3 assists Friday night and has 15 points in his last 3 games as a Shamrock. Victoria also got another impressive performance from Larson Sundown, who had eight points and had a goal in every period. Finally, Marshal King had his breakout performance of the season, adding three goals and three assists to his name against the Adanacs. The fountain of youth is alive and well in Victoria and Friday was a prime example of that.
The Adanacs came into Friday hoping to build off their win Wednesday against the Langley Thunder but couldn’t seem to find their mojo against the Shamrocks. Dean Fairall had two goals and three assists in the losing effort for Coquitlam while Matt Symes had his second consecutive two-goal game for the Adanacs. Andrew Gallant made 43 saves on 57 shots in his fourth start of the year.
Coquitlam’s Next Game: 6/29 vs. Nanaimo 7:00 PM
Victoria’s Next Game: 6/28 vs. Langley 7:00 PM
Burnaby 14, Langley 6
The Burnaby Lakers are back in the win column after falling to the Coquitlam Adanacs last week but bounced back in a big way this week. The Lakers started off the game with 6 unanswered goals, including two from Robert Church. Church had a hat trick Friday and now has 18 points in his last three games for the Lakers. For Scott Jones, the man could not be stopped as he put up a 10 piece against the Thunder, which was more than he scored in last four games combined.
For the Thunder, this was another tough pill to swallow after their defeat to Coquitlam on Wednesday. Leading the way for Langley was forward Dylan Kinnear, who had a hatty and an assist. Steve Fryer was the starter for Langley and he allowed 9 goals on 51 shots before being pulled in with 10 minutes to go in the third. Langley gets another chance for a win on Wednesday when they host Nanaimo for the second time this season.
Langley’s Next Game: 6/26 vs. Nanaimo 7:00 PM
Burnaby’s Next Game: 6/25 vs. Maple Ridge 7:30 PM