Burrards snap three-game skid
The Maple Ridge Burrards bounced back from a three-game losing skid Sunday night at home, coming from behind to defeat the Coquitlam Adanacs 11-9.
Peter Tellis and Curtis Dickson got the Burrards on the board in the first to give the home side a 2-0 lead early.
However, the Adanacs made the Burrards pay for their penalties as they scored on their first three power play opportunities.
Coquitlam would add a fourth unanswered goal in the first before Derek Lowe scored in the dying seconds of the period to put the Burrards back within one.
Randy Daly tied things up early in the second, but the deadlock would not last long, as Coquitlam went on another four-goal run.
Starting goalie Ron Schibild got the hook after Coquitlam’s seventh goal. He stopped 29 of 36 shots he faced in 33 minutes.
Back-up Chris Seidel stepped in, allowing just two goals on 17 shots.
Dickson book-ended the period for the Burrards with a goal in the final minute to make the score 8-5 going into the third.
The Burrards had their work cut out for them, and Coquitlam didn’t make things any easier by scoring a minute into the final frame.
But facing a four-goal deficit to overcome, the Burrards scored six straight times.
Maple Ridge made the most of their power play opportunities as Tellis scored with the man-advantage to bring the Burrards to within three.
The Adanacs, who played to a 11-9 overtime loss against Burnaby the night before, saw their defence begin to wilt late in the game.
Creighton Reid scored midway through the period to cut Coquitlam’s lead to two, before a pair of power play goals by Lowe and Dickson tied things up with less than two minutes to play.
Dickson scored his fourth goal of the night with a minute left on the clock to give Maple Ridge their first lead since midway through the first period. Riley Loewen sealed the win for the Burrards, scoring with 12 seconds left.
Dickson led Burrards scorers with six points and was named the game’s first star, while Loewen registered four assists to go with his lone goal. Tellis finished with two goals and one assist, while Lowe had two goals. Daly had a goal and an assist. Aaron Pascas, and Sam Cook each notched a single helper.
With the win, the Burrards are now tied with Coquitlam for fifth in the Western Lacrosse Association with eight points.
• The Maple Ridge Burrards next home game is this Sunday, July 3 against the Burnaby Lakers at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. Game time is 6:45 p.m.