Langley Extends Win Streak To Seven Games

The Langley Thunder downed the Victoria Shamrocks 9-3 on their home floor Wednesday night to extend their win streak to seven games.

The win came in large part from the performance of Frank Scigliano in goal. He stopped 38 of the 41 shots in the victory, including all 12 shots he faced in the second period.

Langley continues to lead the WLA standings with a record of 8-1 followed closely by the New Westminster Salmonbellies at 7-1. Those two teams will meet on Thursday night with first place on the line. Langley’s lone loss came to the hands of the Shamrocks earlier in the season.

First Period Action

Langley jumped out to a 4-0 in the first and Victoria didn’t have an answer until late in the period.

Dylan Kinnear opened the scoring 2:40 into the frame followed by Nathaniel Kozevnikov at 8:04.

Jesse Gillespie, unassisted, made it 3-0 with 4:24 on the clock and Robert Church rounded out the four-goal run with 58 seconds left in the period.

Brad McCulley broke the goose egg for Victoria with 21 seconds left on the clock as Langley led 4-1 at the first break.

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Victoria Shut Out In The Second

The Thunder continued to pad their lead in the second period. Meanwhile, Victoria struggled to find the back of the net.

Dane Dobbie opened the scoring shorthanded with 6:14 left on the clock. Connor Robinson followed that up on the power play with 3:43 to make it 6-1 for Langley heading into the final frame.

Win Streak Hits Seven Games

Church scored his second of the game shorthanded 44 seconds into the third to give Langley a seven-point advantage.

Patrick Dodds ended Victoria’s scoring draught by finding the back of the net 3:25 into the third.

Langley replied right back 1:27 later off a goal from Kyle Brunsch to make it 8-2.

McCulley made it 8-3 with 9:46 remaining, but Kinnear rounded out the scoring with 4:44 left as the Thunder extended their win streak with a 9-3 win.

Three Stars

  1. Dylan Kinnear, Langley Thunder
  2. Brad McCulley, Victoria Shamrocks
  3. Frank Scigliano, Langley Thunder

Top Scorers

Langley Thunder

Dane Dobbie, 1g 4a

Robert Church, 2g 2a

Connor Robinson, 1g 2a

Dylan Kinnear, 2g 1a

Victoria Shamrocks

Marshal King, 3a

Brad McCulley, 2g

Patrick Dodds, 1g

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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.