The Maple Ridge Burrards recorded their first Mann Cup victory in almost 40 years Saturday and evened the best-of-seven national lacrosse championship series.
After a 15-8 loss in Game 1 on Friday in Ontario, the Burrards rebounded with a 13-9 win over the Six Nations Chiefs at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
The Burrards led 9-4 after two periods. A goal early in the third by Riley Loewen chased the Chiefs’ starting goalie, Dillon Ward, from the net.
Loewen tallied three times in the game. Ben McIntosh led Ridge with three goals and four assists. Dan Taylor had a goal and four assists.
Luke Gillespie, who did not play in the series opener, also netting three goals, including two while short-handed.
Frank Scigliano earned the win in net.
The Burrards, then representing Vancouver, last won the Mann Cup in 1977. They last appeared in the cup final In 1990, when the team was based in Surrey.
The Burrards moved to Maple Ridge in 1996.
• Game 3 is Monday, 8 p.m.