Shawn Slaght, All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network
The Burnaby Lakers beat the Maple Ridge Burrards 12-9 on Friday night at the Bill Copeland Arena on the back of a five-goal third period.
The Burrards came from behind, down 6-3 after one period of play to tie it up 7-7 heading into the third. Lakers’ goaltender Brody Harris stopped 13 of 15 shots in the final frame, while Laszlo Henning had two goals in a five-goal run for the victory.
The game was rather meaningless when it comes to the WLA standings. The Lakers improved to 4-11, but with only three games to play can’t catch the fourth-place Langley Thunder. Maple Ridge sits at 1-13 and is well out of playoff contention.
Lakers take the advantage in the first
Burnaby jumped out to a two-goal lead early with goals from Philip Buque at 3:59 and Henning at 7:56. The Burrards replied right back. First, Ryan Jones found the back in the net at 10:27. Dennon Armstrong would then get a marker at 11:47 on the power play to tie it up 2-2.
The Lakers pulled away starting at the 12:10 mark with junior call-up Marcus Klarich scoring. Connor Watson would add to the tally five seconds later. Another junior call-up, Thomas Vela, scored at 14:27 to make the score 5-2. Watson rounded out the four-goal run at the 14:53 mark unassisted to give the Lakers a four-goal advantage.
Mitch McDole had a late goal for the Burrards at 15:05 as the Lakers held a 6-3 lead heading into the second.
Burrards bounce back to tie the game
Maple Ridge scored three straight in the first 4:25 of the second period to tie up the game. Finding the back of the net were Dylan Mcintosh, McDole, and Armstrong.
Burnaby would take a too many men call at 7:35, but James Rahe scored shorthanded 28 seconds after going a man down to make it 7-6.
Brett Kujala rounded out the second-period scoring at 15:11. The Burrards were able to battle back to tie the game 7-7 heading into the final stanza.
Five-goal run leads Lakers to victory
The wheels fell off for the Burrards early in the third period. Mark Yingling scored 1:19 into the period for Burnaby to start a five-goal run for the Lakers.
Henning scored 32 seconds later, while Toron Eccleston and junior call-up Sam La Roue added markers. Henning rounded out the run on the power play at 15:10 to make it 12-7.
The third period didn’t go without some physical play. At 14:50, Keagan White for the Lakers and DJ Saari for the Burrards dropped the gloves. Saari racked up 40 minutes in penalties for the altercation including five for fighting, five for instigating and three fighting game misconducts. White took five minutes for fighting.
Will Clayton scored unassisted at 16:01 to get the Burrards back within four goals. With the net empty and the extra attacker on, Gabe Procyk scored with 19 seconds left, but the Lakers beat the Burrards 12-9.
- Laszlo Henning, Burnaby Lakers
- Dylan Mcintosh, Maple Ridge Burrards
- Brody Harris, Burnaby Lakers
Laszlo Henning, 3g 2a
Thomas Vela, 1g 2a
Ty Ewen, 3a
James Rahe, 1g 2a
Connor Watson, 2g 1a
Marcus Klarich, 1g 2a
Mark Yingling, 1g 2a
Toron Eccleston, 1g 2a
Maple Ridge Burrards
Dylan Mcintosh, 1g 5a
Dennon Armstrong, 2g 2g
Mitch McDole, 2g 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.