Burrards Top Coquitlam Again, Jump To Third Place

The Maple Ridge Burrards returned to the Coquitlam Sports Centre for the second time in four days for their second meeting of the season with the Coquitlam Adanacs. Maple Ridge had beaten Coquitlam 11-6 on Saturday before falling to undefeated Victoria on Sunday. The Burrards got another stellar performance in net from Brandon Humphrey, as he turned aside 41 of 46 shots in a 10-5 triumph. With the win, Maple Ridge clinches the season series with the Adanacs (2-0 with one game to play). The Burrards also improve to 4-6 on the season, leapfrogging Coquitlam for third place in the WLA standings. These teams will meet once more in Maple Ridge on Sunday July 7.

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Adanacs take early lead but falter in second period

The game was scoreless for nearly half of the first period, with Drew Andre opening the scoring for Maple Ridge at the 9:36 mark. Coquitlam responded with a four-goal run into the second period. Tyler Kirkby (10:53), Matthew Delmonico (14:55), and Brian Gillis (16:33) put the Adanacs up 3-1. Clark Walter (7:51 second period) extended the lead to 4-1 before the Burrards took over, scoring nine of the next ten goals. Dylan McIntosh (9:59 power play; 11:54; 15:21 power play) and Rhys Porteous (14:57) put Maple Ridge up 5-4 going into the second intermission.

Burrards pull away in the third to jump into third place

The Burrards’ onslaught continued into the third period, with Garret Winter (3:13 shorthanded; 5:54) making it 7-4. McIntosh then added his fourth goal of the game (10:21 power play) to extend the lead to 8-4. Gillis (12:47 extra attacker) finally broke the seven-goal run for Coquitlam, but Ryan Jones went back-to-back (15:37; 17:05 power play) to close out the scoring on a big win for Maple Ridge.

The Burrards swept the 3 Stars of the Game. Jones (2g, 6a) was named 1st Star, McIntosh (4g, 1a) 2nd Star, and Humphrey 3rd Star. Marcus Klarich added six assists for Maple Ridge in the win. For Coquitlam, Andrew Gallant finished with 39 saves on 49 shots. The Adanacs are also now 4-6, having lost two straight games. They play at Langley 7/3 and host Victoria on 7/6 before the third meeting with the Burrards on 7/7.

“Muffler” Mike Kostiuk

“Muffler” Mike Kostiuk was formally introduced to box lacrosse when he attended a New England Black Wolves game on a whim in 2016. Instantly hooked, he has since become an avid follower of the National Lacrosse League. Following the postponement of the 2019-2020 NLL season, he was offered the chance to share his wealth of statistical knowledge and unique insights with the lacrosse community at large. He cheerfully accepted, and covers NLL, PLL, WLA, and Major Series Lacrosse for the network.