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Daly tops 200-goal mark

Maple Ridge Burrards forward Randy Daly surpassed the 200-goal milestone last weekend. - Maple Ridge Burrards
Maple Ridge Burrards forward Randy Daly surpassed the 200-goal milestone last weekend.
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If there was a bright spot to the Maple Ridge Burrards’ weekend, it was the play of veteran forward Randy Daly, who in scoring five times, reached the 200-goal plateau in the Western Lacrosse Association.

Daly went in to Saturday's game against Nanaimo with 198 goals and proceeded to score a hat trick.

“It is quite an accomplishment,” Burrards head coach Daren Fridge said of 200 goals. “I told him he’s got 28 to go to catch me.”

Daly has played in the WLA for more than 10 seasons, and has earned a reputation as a potent scorer and a solid teammate.

Despite his small size, at just five-foot-nine,  Daly has proven himself to be one of the hardest-hitting players on the team, Fridge said.

“He’s found a role that works for best for him, and he can finesse his way through situations.”

There was some debate as to wether Daly would be coming back this season for the Burrards due to work commitments.

“I’m glad I was able to talk him into playing,” said Fridge.

“He’s been the biggest contributor in Dalgarno’s absence, he’s really stepped up when we’re desperate for goals.

“The way he is playing right now, he could probably play another three or four years.”

Daly has 10 goals and six assists in nine games with Maple Ridge this season.

Daly came to the Burrards in 2006 after a stint in the National Lacrosse League with Colorado and the now-defunct Vancouver Ravens. That year Daly had 65 points to lead the team in scoring.

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