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Maple Ridge Burrards suffer first loss of the WLA season

Club drops to a 2-1 record after an 8-5 loss to Nanaimo
The Maple Ridge Burrards, seen here in early action against the Victoria Shamrocks, suffered their first loss on Sunday. (Paul Evans Photography/Special to The News)

The Maple Ridge Burrards suffered their first loss of the new Western Lacrosse Association campaign, as they were beaten 8-5 by the Nanaimo Timbermen on Sunday night at Cam Neely Arena.

The Burrards led 3-1 late in the first period, but then gave up six unanswered goals, and never made up the deficit.

Burrard Ryan Jones had a goal and two assists, and was named the second star of the game. He now has five goals and eight points to lead the Burrards in scoring after three games.

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Dylan McIntosh scored twice, Garret Winter had a goal and an assist, and Peytin Wallace also scored.

That loss puts the Burrards in a three-way tie for third place in the seven-team league, with a record of 2-1.

The Langley Thunder are in first place in the standings, with a 3-1 record, and former Burrard Curtis Dickson leads the team and the league in scoring with 24 points.

The Burrards are back in action on Thursday, June 8 when they travel to Queen’s Park Arena to take on the New Westminster Salmonbellies (2-1).

Then Ridge will host the winless Burnaby Lakers (0-3) on Sunday, June 11 at Cam Neely Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.

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Neil Corbett

About the Author: Neil Corbett

Neil Corbett has been a journalist for more than 30 years, the past decade with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
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