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The Langley Thunder (3-2) visited the Coquitlam Adanacs (5-2) in WLA action on Saturday night at the Coquitlam Sports Centre.
Both teams have enjoyed success this season, and this would be a mighty test for both squads.
The goaltending match-up had Christian Del Bianco in net for the Adanacs against Frank Scigliano on net for the Thunder.
The game was back and forth through most of the night, but a late run of four goals was just enough to give the Adanacs the 10-9 victory.
To The Game:
Langley got off to a quick start with Dane Dobbie burying a Colin Munroe pass just 1:25 into the game. Brett Draper tied it up for the Adanacs at 3:05, but two power play goals from the Thunder put them on control. Curtis Dickson scored the first power play goal off a Dane Dobbie pass at 9:03, followed by Robert Church scoring unassisted at 16:11. Coquitlam scored a power play goal of their own when John Hofseth potted a Dylan Watson pass at 19:49.
After one period, Langley 3 Coquitlam 2.
Coquitlam tied the game early into the second period when Clark Walter converted a Brett Draper pass at 2:34, followed by Matt Delmonico also converting a Draper pass for the lead at 15:47.
Dane Dobbie scored his second of the night at 18:46 for Langley. Robert Church scored at 19:59 with the goalie pulled for the extra attacker.
After two periods, Langley 5 Coquitlam 4.
Colin Munroe opened the third period scoring for the Thunder unassisted at 2:17, followed by Dane Dobbie scoring his third of the night shorthanded at 3:47.
Coquitlam got back in the game when Clark Walter converted a John Hofseth pass at 5:07, followed by Luke Jabar finishing off a Dylan Watson pass at 5:35.
Dane Dobbie scored his fourth of the night converting a Thomas Vaesen pass at 11:14. John Hofseth converted a Harrison Matsuoka pass to bring this to a one goal game with 7:00 left to play. Matsuoka himself scored at 14:45 to tie the game, and Dylan Watson converted an Adam Dickson pass at 15:08 to give the Adanacs the lead. Matt Delmonico converted an Adam Dickson pass 0:41 seconds later.
Thomas Vaesen scored for Langley on the power play off a Dane Dobbie pass at 17:41, and it was only a one goal deficit again, but that was as close as it would get.
Final score, Coquitlam 10 Langley 9.
The Three Stars:
- First Star……….Matt Delmonico
- Second Star…..Dane Dobbie
- Third Star………Christian Del Bianco
- Shots on goal was 53-50 on favor of Coquitlam.
- The faceoff battle was 13-8 in favor of the Adanacs.
- Langley went 3 for 6 on the power play, also scoring a shorthanded goal.
- Coquitlam went 1 for 2 on the power play.
- Dane Dobbie 4g, 2a
- Robert Church 2g, 1a
- Thomas Vaesen, 1g, 1a
- Matt Delmonico 2g, 1a
- John Hofseth 2g, 1a
- Brett Draper 1g, 2a
- Dylan Watson 1g, 2a
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Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Mr. Groob also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.