Burrards can’t complete the comeback

The Maple Ridge Burrards lost 7-6 to the WLA’s top team, the New Westminster Salmonbellies, on Sunday at Planet Ice.

Ben McIntosh has a shot blocked by Patrick Miles of the Salmonbellies. MacIntosh scored twice in the 7-6 loss.

Ben McIntosh has a shot blocked by Patrick Miles of the Salmonbellies. MacIntosh scored twice in the 7-6 loss.

The Maple Ridge Burrards lost 7-6 to the WLA’s top team, the New Westminster Salmonbellies, on Sunday at Planet Ice.

The Burrards outshot the visitors 54-28 in the game, but goaltender Alexis Buque outdueled Frankie Scigiliano.

Coady Adamson led Ridge with a goal and three assists, Ben McIntosh had two goals and an assist, and Dan Taylor had three assists. Tom Johnson scored twice, and Zack Porter was the other scorer.

New West built up a 7-2 lead, including three power play goals, and held on for the win.

The Burrards were at Burnaby’s Bill Copeland arena last night, and their next home game will be at 6:45 p.m. at Planet Ice on Sunday, when they face the Shamrocks.

With the loss, the Burrards drop into a three-way tie for fourth place in the league with a record of 2-4.

The ’Bellies are the top team in the league, riding the stingiest defence to a perfect 6-0 record.

• The Ridge Meadows Burrards minor lacrosse  association will be hosting the Burrards Blast Tyke and Mini-Tyke tournament will be held this weekend at the Pitt Meadows Arena.