Senior Burrards drop pair
The Maple Ridge Burrards fell to 3-5 this season and slipped to sixth place in the Western Lacrosse Association standings after a pair of losses last weekend to the Langley Thunder and the Victoria Shamrocks.
The Burrards travelled to Langley on Saturday for the first time this season to take on the Thunder, falling 11-6.
Langley got on the board first, scoring four minutes into the first period, and took a 2-1 lead on the Burrards into the dressing room for the first intermission.
Langley stretched their lead to 5-1 midway through the second frame before Maple Ridge mounted their comeback. The Burrards scored four unanswered goals, thanks in part to a hat trick by Derek Lowe, and managed to even up the game for two minutes before Langley pulled ahead once more with a minute left to play in the period.
Though down by just goal going into the third, the Burrards struggled in the final frame, getting out-scored 5-1.
Lowe led Burradrs scorers with four points. Riley Loewen and Aaron Pascas each had a goal and two assists, while Joel Dalgarno had three assists and Curtis Dickson had Maple Ridge’s lone goal in the third period.
Burrards backup Drew Dickie made 32 saves, while Joe Bell turned aside 44 for the Thunder.
The Burrards faced the 4-2-1 Victoria Shamrocks Sunday night at home in a game marked rough and tumble play and lots of scoring.
There wasn’t much defence during the first period as both teams scored a combined 13 goals, with Victoria hanging on to a slim 7-6 lead going into the second.
Victoria added to their lead in the second, out-scoring Maple Ridge 4-2 to pull ahead 11-8. The Burrards mounted a comeback in the third with a pair of late power play goals, but it was not enough to catch the Shamrocks, who won 14-12.
Curtis Dickson led Maple Ridge scorers with three goals and three assists. Derek Lowe and Joel Dalgarno each had five-point nights, while Randy Daly, Peter Tellis, Aaron Pascas, and Creighton Reid each had a single goal to their credit. Riley Loewen also had a pair of goals.
• The Burrards next home game is this Sunday at 6:45 p.m. against the Coquitlam Adanacs at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge.