Coquitlam To Face Burlington In Minto Cup Final

The Coquitlam Adanacs defeated the Edmonton Miners 11-6 on Wednesday night to secure their spot against the Burlington Blaze in the Minto Cup Final.

The final will be a best-of-three series starting Friday night with Game 2 on Saturday and, if needed, Game 3 will be played on Sunday night.

Coquitlam jumped out to a 7-4 lead to start the game and really never looked back afterward. Cody Malawsky had a big night with seven points for the Adanacs and Jaxon Dillon had six points.

Coquitlam Opens Up A Big Lead In The First

Right off the bat, the Coquitlam Adanacs jumped out to a 4-0 lead to start the game.

Jack Charboneau opened the scoring all alone in front of the net at the 16:28 mark. Charboneu would strike again at 14:05 to make it 2-0.

Less than 30 seconds later, Malawsky danced around the crease to give Coquitlam a three-goal lead.

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Ryan Favaro made it 4-0 and we were just over 6 minutes into the game.

The Miners got on the board at the 9:35 mark off a goal from Callin Harris. Just under a minute later, Luke Bowen found the back of the net to make it 4-2.

Stuart Phillips restored Coquitlam’s three-goal cushion at 7:40. Running through traffic, Malawsky put home the Adanacs’ sixth goal. Edmonton goaltender Jace Lesanko was pulled in favour of Tyden Redlick. Lesank would return to the net to start the second period.

Dillon scored what would be the game-winning goal at 5:46 as the Adanacs went ahead 7-2.

Edmonton got a pair of goals back. Lukas Nielsen scored on the power play at 1:51. Twenty seconds later Harris buried one from just inside the restraining line to make it 7-4 at the first break.

Adanacs Off To The Minto Cup Final

Coquitlam opened the second period with a three-goal run to go up 10-4. Scoring for the Adanacs were Remo Schenato, Phillips and Robert Turpin.

Harrison got one back for the Miner shorthanded. However, Malawsky scored his hat trick goal with 5:10 left in the period.

Declan Fitzpatrick rounded out the scoring for the Miners with a rifle at 4:17 to make it 11-7.

In the third period, both teams were shut out. Lesanko stopped all 10 shots he faced, while Coquitlam goaltender Jack Kask stopped all 14 third-period shots to punch the Adanacs’ ticket into the Minto Cup Final.

Top Scorers

Coquitlam Adanacs

Cody Malawsky, 3g 4a

Jaxon Dillon, 1g 5a

Edmonton Miners

Callin Harris, 2g 2a

Lukas Nielsen, 1g 2a

Mathieu Gautier, 2a

Declan Fitzpatrick, 1g 1a

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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.