Coquitlam and Langley Play to an 8-8 Tie

The Coquitlam Adanacs and the Langley Thunder met at the Langley Events Centre for the second time this season Wednesday night. Coquitlam was coming off a pair of losses to Maple Ridge, while Langley had won two of their last three games. A seven-goal run appeared to put Coquitlam on their way to a second win over Langley this season. But the Thunder rallied to force overtime, where neither team was able to capitalize, and the game ended in an 8-8 tie.

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Coquitlam takes lead with seven-goal run

Langley took an early lead with goals from Clay Scanlan (5:18 power play), Nathaniel Kozevnikov (8:39), and Charles Scanlan (10:06). The Adanacs then reeled off seven unanswered goals in a 22-minute run into the second period. A power play goal from Tyler Kirkby (13:20), and goals from Chase McIntyre (16:36) and Clark Walter (18:17) tied the game 3-3 going into the second period. Riley Isaacs (7:03 second period), McIntyre’s second (8:46 power play), Walter’s second (10:32), and Matthew Delmonico (15:39 power play) then gave Coquitlam a 7-3 lead.

Langley rallies, but overtime fails to produce a winner

Evan Pattison broke the run for Langley at 16:00, and Kyle Playsted (17:22) pulled Langley within two, 7-5, entering the third period. Chase Scanlan followed with a natural hat trick in the third period (2:18; 7:39 power play; 15:25) to give the Thunder an 8-7 lead . Walter’s hat trick goal (17:49 extra attacker) tied the game and forced a ten-minute overtime period. However, neither team was able to find the back of the net in the extra frame, despite nine shots taken (Coquitlam 5; Langley 4).

Kirkby (1g, 6a) was named 1st Star of the Game for Coquitlam, and Walter (3g, 2a) took home 3rd Star for the Adanacs. Chase Scanlan (3g, 2a) got 2nd Star honors for Langley. Both teams now sit in a virtual tie for third place at 4-6-1 on the season. Coquitlam hosts Victoria Saturday night, then travels to Maple Ridge Sunday. Langley plays at Nanaimo on Sunday night.

“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.