Shawn Slaght, All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of Edge of Philly Sports Network
The Coquitlam Adanacs downed the Maple Ridge Burrards 10-4 on Wednesday night to pick up a big win on their home floor.
The win pulls the Adanacs even with the Nanaimo Timbermen with 10 wins each, but Coquitlam has two games in hand. Coquitlam’s next game is Friday night against the 9-3 Victoria Shamrocks which could prove to be a pivotal game.
A win by Coquitlam on Friday could potentially make it a two-horse race for first place with the advantage going to the Adanacs. A win by Victoria could muddy the waters more for first place and the Shamrocks could have the advantage as they currently have two games in hand on Coquitlam and four games in hand on Nanaimo.
Coquitlam holds an early edge in the first
The Adanacs got the early lead in this game. Vinny Ricci opened the scoring 8:30 into the game. Dylan Watson followed that up at 11:05 to make it 2-0 for Coquitlam.
Maple Ridge got on the board at 14:22 of the first off of a marker from Brett Kujala to narrow the lead.
Mitchell Nolet took a cross-checking call at 16:44 for the Burrards to put Coquitlam on the power play. Ryan Johnson capitalized on the man-advantage at 16:59. Coquitlam held a 3-1 advantage at the break.
Burrards keep it close in the second period
The Burrards got right back into the game by tying it up early in the second period. First, Dylan Mcintosh buried a power play marker 30 seconds into the period. That was followed up by Dennon Armstrong finding the back of the net 1:17 into the period.
Coquitlam would restore their two-goal cushion. Levi Anderson scored on an individual effort at 8:41 to regain the lead. Dylan Watson added to the total at 14:09 to make it 5-3.
Ryan Jones scored for the Burrards on the power play with 1:49 left in the second to get Maple Ridge within one heading into the final stanza.
CBD shuts the door in the third
Christian Del Bianco was outstanding once again in goal for the Adanacs. He stopped all 12 shots he faced in the third period, while his offence helped out with five goals.
Ricci scored his second of the game 1:34 into the third, then Watson added to the tally at 3:08. John Hofseth found the back of the net at 5:47 to make it 8-4 for the Adanacs.
Maple Ridge would then find themselves in penalty trouble. Rhys Blake would be sent off for cross-checking at 6:20. Riley Loewen would make no mistake on the man-advantage by finding the back of the net.
The Burrards then took a Too Many Men call at 12:13 and Clark Walter would score 26 seconds later to make it 10-4 to cap off a big win for the Adanacs.
- Christian Del Bianco, Coquitlam Adanacs
- Dylan Watson, Coquitlam Adanacs
- Reid Bowering, Coquitlam Adanacs
Dylan Watson, 3g 2a
John Hofseth, 1g 4a
Ryan Johnson, 1g 3a
Maple Ridge Burrards
Dennon Armstrong, 1g 2a
Brett Kujala, 1g 1a
Ryan Jones, 1g 1a
Dylan Mcintosh, 1g 1a