Adanacs Shock Timbermen For A Weekend Split

The Coquitlam Adanacs were able to stun the Nanaimo Timbermen 10-5 on Saturday night to pick up a weekend split.

Andrew Gallant was stellar in goal for the Adanacs as he stopped 54 of 59 shots in the win. Kean Moon and Tyler Kirkby combined for half of Coquitlam’s goals. Moon finished with the hat trick, while Kirkby scored a pair.

Nanaimo decided to go with Colby Bowman over Justin Geddie in goal to open the season. Bowman made 35 of 45 saves in the loss.

While Nanaimo was able to keep the game close early in the game, it was big second and third periods for the Adanacs that lifted them to the win.

Knotted Up After One

The first period was a low-scoring affair as both offenses struggled to get anything going.

Moon got the party started 17 seconds into the game. Colton Lidstone replied at the 6:28 mark.

Despite outshooting the Adanacs 20-18 in the first period, the Timbermen couldn’t pull away as the game remained tied after the first period of play.

Big Run Gives Coquitlam The Lead

Taggart Clark opened the scoring at the 11:32 mark to put the Nanaimo Timbermen ahead 2-1.

It was shortlived, as the Coquitlam Adanacs went on a four-goal run to pull ahead. Kirkby scored at 12:06 to tie up the game. Matthew Demonico then gave Coquitlam the lead at 13:40.

Chase McIntyre put the Adanacs ahead 4-2 when he found the back of the net at 14:28. Brian Gillis rounded out the scoring with 2:39 left to give Coquitlam a 5-2 lead heading into the third.

Adanacs Sustain Momentum

Zach Manns scored what should have been a key goal to start the third period at the 2:37 mark. However, Nanaimo couldn’t capitalize on the momentum swing as Adam Noakes found the back of the net at 4:58 to make it 6-3 for the Adanacs.

Moon added another marker at 9:35 to extend Coquitlam’s lead to four. Nanaimo replied with a two-goal run to try and get back into the game. Lukas Olsson scored at 10:02 followed by Kyle Playsted at 11:31 to narrow the gap 7-5.

Coquitlam put the game away with a late three-goal run. Kirkby scored at 14:17 followed by Brian Simmons at 18:25. Eight seconds later, Moon took a feed from Erik Turner to cement a weekend split for the Adanacs 10-5.

Top Scorers

Coquitlam Adanacs

Kean Moon, 3g 1a

Tyler Kirkby, 2g 1a

Brian Gillis, 1g 2a

Nanaimo Timbermen

Zach Manns, 1g 3a

Kyle Playsted, 1g 1a

Colton Lidstone, 1g 1a

Three Stars

  1. Andrew Gallant, Coquitlam Adanacs
  2. Colby Bowman, Nanaimo Timbermen
  3. Kean Moon, Coquitlam Adanacs

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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.