Adanacs Continue to Search For First Win With Loss to The Thunder

Shawn Slaght, All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Coquitlam Adanacs are continuing to search for their first win after dropping a 9-4 decision to the first-place Langley Thunder on Wednesday night.

The Adanacs have lost five straight to start the season, while the Thunder moves to 4-1 and into a tie for first place with the Nanaimo Timbermen with eight points.

Aside from an early first-period lead for the Adanacs, the Thunder led this game from wire to wire. Frank Scigliano had an outstanding performance in goal for Langley, stopping 39 shots for the win. Andrew Gallant got the nod for the Adanacs in goal.

Langely dominated the faceoff dot as Nathan Bell went 11-for-15 over a revolving door of faceoff men for the Adanacs including Erik Turner, Matthew Delmonico, Brett Beetow, and Brett McIntyre.

Hope For The Adanacs In The First Period

Brett Draper goal Coquitlam on the board 2:29 into the game and it looked like there was hope for the winless squad.

However, Dane Dobbie tied it up just over two minutes later. On the ensuing faceoff, Nathan Bell won the draw, took it down the floor and scored to give Langley a 2-1 lead.

The Thunder extended their lead to 3-1 with Keegan Bell finding the back of the net with 4:48 left on the clock.

With 1:10 remaining in the period, Walter Clark scored shorthanded for the Adanacs to make it 3-2 at the first break.

Thunder Pull Away In The Second

Scigliano stopped all 20 shots he faced in the second period as Langley extended their lead over the Adanacs.

Connor Robinson opened the scoring 6:35 into the second with an extra attacker on the field.

Dobbie scored his second of the game 1:19 later to give Langley a 5-2 advantage heading into the third period

Still In Search Of The Illusive First Win

Curtis Dickson rounded out a three-goal run for the Thunder 1:13 into the third as the situation started to look bleak for Coquitlam.

Maurice Kelly got the Adanacs back on the board 4:24 into the third period, but the celebrations were shortlived. Robert Church scored a power play marker 19 seconds later to put Langley up 7-3.

Vinny Ricci narrowed Langley’s lead to three goals at 9:49. However, Church found the back of the net with 5:57 left to play and Jake Boudreau scored shorthanded on transition with 16 seconds left on the clock to make the final 9-4.

Three Stars

  1. Frank Scigliano, Langley Thunder
  2. Robert Church, Langley Thunder
  3. Clark Walter, Coquitlam Adanacs

Top Scorers

Langley Thunder

Robert Church, 2g 3a

Curtis Dickson, 1g 3a

Connor Robinson, 1g 2a

Coquitlam Adanacs

Clark Walter, 1g 2a

Maurice Kelly, 1g 2a

Brett Draper, 1g 1a

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Shawn Slaght
Shawn Slaght

Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.