Riley Isaacs Scores OT Winner As Adanacs Down Timbermen

Riley isaacs scored 7:26 into overtime as the Coquitlam Adanacs took a thrilling 10-9 win over the Nanaimo Timbermen on Saturday night.

Isaacs scored a hat trick for the Adanacs along with Tyler Kirkby. Nanaimo got a big game out of Zach Manns with three goals and three assists, but the production tapered off after that.

The Adanacs got a huge game out of Andrew Gallant in goal. He faced 54 shots and turned away 45 in the victory. Devlin Shanahan got the start for the Timbermen and stopped 31 of 41 shots in the loss.

The win puts the Adanacs back at .500 with a record of 4-4. It’s been a disappointing start to the season for the Timbermen as they fall to 1-4, and have lost all three matchups with Coquitlam this season.

Adanacs Dominant The First Period

It was all Coquitlam as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period.

Clark Walter opened the scoring at 7:32 followed by Adam Noakes at 12:32. John Hofseth scored the Adanacs’ third goal at 18:12, burying a feed from Jacob Saunders.

Isaacs rounded out the scoring in the first period with a goal with two seconds left on the clock to give the Adanacs a 4-0 lead after one. Gallant stopped all 12 shots he faced in the first period.

Timbermen Battle Back

Nanaimo began to push back in the second period, outscoring the Adanacs 5-3. Jacob Powers scored unassisted for the Timbermen on the power play 1:28 into the second. Coquitlam answered back 13 seconds later off a goal from Isaacs.

The Timbermen narrowed the gap with a two-goal run. Colton Lidstone scored at 2:19, followed by Lukas Olsson 15 seconds later to make it 5-3 in favour of Coquitlam.

Vinny Ricci would put Coquitlam back up by three at the 3:39 mark. Nanaimo answered with another two-goal run. Manns scored unassisted at 7:17. Jon Phillips then scored at 13:39 to narrow the Adanacs’s lead to 6-5.

Kirkby rounded out the scoring with 46 seconds on the clock as the Coquitlam Adanacs led 7-5 heading into the third.

Riley Isaacs The Overtime Hero

The Nanaimo Timbermen were able to battle back to tie the game, but it was Riley Isaacs who was the overtime hero for the Adanacs.

Manns took a feed from Phillips to open the scoring in the third period at 6:47.

With Nanaimo down two men, Coquitlam capitalized on the power plays. Kirkby scored at 8:15 and scored again 26 seconds later to put the Adanacs up 9-6.

Lidstone scored at the 10:49 mark followed by Taggart Clark on the power play at 15:42 to make it a one-goal game. Manns once again scored unassisted with 2:48 left to play to force overtime.

In the extra frame, Isaacs scored the game-winner off a feed from Kirkby 7:26 into overtime to make the final 10-9.

Top Scorers

Coquitlam Adanacs

Tyler Kirkby, 3g 3a

Adam Noakes, 1g 4a

Riley Isaacs, 3g

Nanaimo Timbermen

Zach Manns, 3g 3a

Colton Lidstone, 2g 1a

Jon Phillips, 1g 1a

Taggart Clark, 1g 1a

Three Stars

  1. Adam Noakes, Coquitlam Adanacs
  2. Zach Manns, Nanaimo Timbermen
  3. Riley Isaacs, Coquitlam Adanacs

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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.