Shawn Slaght, All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network
Goaltender Frank Scigliano was outstanding, only allowing one goal against, as the Langley Thunder picked up a huge 9-1 win over the Coquitlam Adanacs on Wednesday night.
Scigliano turned aside 42 of 43 shots in the victory and was heading for a shutout before the Adanacs scored 2:12 into the third period. On the other side of the floor, Christian Del Bianco stopped 35 of 44 shots in the loss.
The Thunder now sits alone in fourth place in the WLA standings with a record of 9-6. The New Westminster Salmonbellies trail with a record of 7-8 with three games left to play in the regular season.
Meanwhile, the Adanacs drop to 11-6 and sit in a tie for second place with the 11-4 Victoria Shamrocks. Victoria has two games in hand on Coquitlam and three games in hand on the first-place Nanaimo Timbermen at 12-6.
Low scoring first period
Both teams had difficulties scoring in the first period. But it was Dane Dobbie that got the Thunder on the board first 2:32 into the frame. Dobbie added another at 7:52 to extend the lead to two goals.
Dylan Kinnear rounded out the scoring at 14:04 to give the Thunder a 3-0 lead heading into the second. Scigliano stopped all 18 shots he faced in the first frame.
Adanacs blanked in the second
The Thunder continued to get great goaltending Scigliano as he stopped an additional 14 shots in the second period, as Langley outscored Coquitlam 3-0 to take a 6-0 lead.
On a two-man advantage, Chase Scanlan capitalized at 10:06 to open the second-period scoring. Tre Mason added to the tally at 12:11 to make it 5-0.
Dobbie would score his hat trick goal 48 seconds into the power play after Coquitlam took a too many men penalty late in the frame.
Coquilam finally solves Scigliano
Dylan Watson was finally able to break the goose egg for the Adanacs as he put one past Scigliano 2:12 into the third period.
However, the Thunder would finish off the game with a three-goal run. Erik Maas and Mason would score even-strength goals, while Dobbie added a shortie with 4:46 left in the game to make the final 9-1.
- Frank Scigliano, Langley Thunder
- Dane Dobbie, Langley Thunder
- Tre Mason, Langley Thunder
Dane Dobbie, 4g 1a
Tre Mason, 2g 1a
Erik Maas, 1g 1a
Dylan Kinnear, 1g 1a
Dylan Watson, 1g
John Hofseth, 1a
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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.