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The New Westminster Salmonbellies cruised to a 15-6 win over the Coquitlam Adanacs on Thursday night.
The win keeps New Westminster in a tie on top of the standings at 2-1, while Coquitlam is still looking for its first win.
Adanacs’ goaltender Andrew Gallant got bombarded with 69 shots, making 54 saves. Neil Tyacke picked up the win for New Westminster stopping 33 of 39 shots.
Kevin Crowley continues to make a huge impact for the ‘Bellies. He put up a hat trick along with Mitch Jones. Haiden Dickson also finished the game with four goals.
Close First Period
It didn’t take long for the Adanacs to get on the board. Vinny Ricci scored 20 seconds into the game to give Coquitlam the early lead.
New Westminster responded with a pair of power play markers within one minute of each other. Jones and Ryan Martel picked up the goals.
With 5:56 left on the clock, Steven Neufeld would tie up the game for Coquitlam.
The Salmonbellies rounded out the first period scoring with goals from Dickson and Anthony Courcelle to start a six-goal run. New Westminster led 4-2 after the first period.
‘Bellies Pull Away
New Westminster would open the second quarter with four straight goals in a matter of 9:07.
Dickson had a pair of goals with Will Malcom and Jones adding to the tally to make it 8-2.
Chase McIntyre put the Adanacs back on the board at 11:43. Dickson continued his hot streak, scoring at 12:06 and Patrick Shoemay put one home 40 seconds later as New Westminster held a 10-3 lead.
Neufeld rounded out the second-period scoring for the Adanacs to make the score 10-4 heading into the final frame.
Crowley Scores a Natural Hat Trick
Reid Reinholdt potted one home 1:07 into the third on the power play. However, Coquitlam still trailed by five.
Crowley took over after that. He scored three straight goals in just under nine minutes. Jones would finish off the three-goal run at 11:40.
Eli Batt for Coquitlam and Noah Armitage for New Westminster traded power-play goals as the Salmonbellies picked up a 15-6 win.
- Mitch Jones, New Westminster Salmonbellies
- Kevin Crowley, New Westminster Salmonbellies
- Chase McIntyre, Coquitlam Adanacs
Chase McIntyre, 1g 3a
Eli Batt, 1g 1a
Steven Neufeld, 2g
Charles McFadden, 2a
Vinny Ricci, 1g 1a
Reid Reinholdt, 1g 1a
New Westminster Salmonbellies
Mitch Jones, 3g 4a
Kevin Crowley, 3g 3a
Haiden Dickson, 4g 1a