Clark Walter Scores Sock Trick In Adanacs Loss To Salmonbellies

A sock trick by Clark Walter wasn’t enough as the Coquitlam Adanacs dropped a 13-12 decision at the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Thursday night at Queen’s Park Arena.

New Westminster led for the vast majority of the game until a late second-period goal from Jack Charboneau triggered a seven-goal run for the Adanacs.

That run would give the Adanacs the lead. However, two late goals by Ryan Martel would be the different as the Salmonbellies weathered the storm to pick up their third win of the season.

Ashton Leclaire played most of the game for the Salmonbellies. He stopped 27 of 39 shots. Reed Watson saw 26 seconds of action and stopped the only shot he faced. Andrew Gallant got the start of Coquitlam and he faced a lot of rubber. He stopped 41 of 54 shots in the loss.

Low-Scoring First Period

Walter opened the scoring 4:32 into the first period as the Adanacs took the early lead.

Kevin Crowley evened it up at the 6:19 mark. Then, with the extra attacker, Brandon Goodwin buried a feed from Luke Pilcher with 1:55 left in the period at New Westminster led 2-1

New Westminster Pulls Away In The Second

New Westminster carried that momentum into the second period. Austin Ducommun struck at 2:54 followed by Colton Clark 4:00 into the period as the Salomonbellies led 4-1.

Walter would get the Adanacs back on the board unassisted 1:07 later. However, Ducommun scored at the 6:29 mark to begin a three-goal run for New Westminster.

Will Malcom scored at 12:08 followed by Martel scoring off a feed from Malcom at 12:08 to give the Salmonbellies a 7-2 lead.

Coquitlam narrowed the lead at the 16:39 mark when Walter scored off an assist from Matthew Delmonico. Rily Isaacs added a marker at 17:03 to make it a three-goal game.

The Salmonbellies replied 54 seconds later with Ducommun finding the back of the net. Malcom followed that up at 18:23.

Charboneau scored with 25 seconds left in the period to start the seven-goal run for Coquitlam as they trailed 9-5 heading into the final period.

Adanacs Battle Back But Can’t Hold On For The Win

Walter opened the third-period scoring 16 seconds into the frame. Charboneau then scored at 2:12 and suddenly we had a two-goal game.

Delmonico scored at the 4:25 mark to make it 9-8. Walter scored 32 seconds later on the power play and the game was all tied up 9-9.

The Adanacs then took their first lead since the 4:32 mark of the first period. Riley Isaacs scored to make it 10-9. Josh Jackson scored unassisted at 7:06 to put Coquitlam up by two.

Unfortunately for the Adanacs, there was still lots of time on the clock and the Salonbellie clawed their way back into the game.

Malcom scored 22 seconds after Jackson’s marker followed by Pilcher scoring at 11:38 to tie the game up at 11.

Walter scored his sock trick goal on the power play with 4:13 left in the game as the Adanacs retook the lead 12-11.

It was all Martel after that. He scored shorthanded seven seconds later to tie up the game 12-12 and scored the game-winner on the power play with 1:08 left to play to give New Westminster the 13-12 win.

Top Scorers

New Westminster Salmonbellies

Will Malcom, 3g 3a

Ryan Martel, 3g 3a

Jake Govett, 5a

Coquitlam Adanacs

Clark Walter, 6g 1a

Tyler Kirby, 4a

Rily Isaacs, 2g 1a

Matthew Delmonico, 1g 2a

Three Stars

  1. Ryan Martel, New Westminster Salmonbellies
  2. Clark Walter, Coquitlam Adanacs
  3. Will Malcom, New Westminster Salmonbellies

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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.