Salmonbellies snap Langley’s win streak

The Langley Thunder’s nine-game win streak came to an end Thursday night, losing 15-13 to the New Westminster Salmonbellies.

The win also pulls New Westminster even with Langley in the standing for first place at 10-2. However, Langley holds the season series 2-1.

It was Haiden Dickson who came up big for the Salmonbellies. He scored the game-winner with 4:21 left in the game and added the insurance goal as part of a seven-goal night.

Both Aden Walsh and Frank Scigliano saw playing time for Langley in goal. They had a combined 38 saves on 53 shots. Zach Higgins got the nod over Neil Tyacke for New Westminster and stopped 32 shots for the win.

Langley was also missing a key member of their offense as Dane Dobbie was not in the lineup.

New Westminster Dominates The First Period

The Salmonbellies jumped out to a quick lead, scoring three goals in a span of 1:18. Haiden Dickson opened the scoring 2:21 into the game followed by Keegan Bal and Jason Jones.

Chase Scanlan was back in the lineup for the Thunder and he got Langley on the board 7:48 into the first.

New Westminster kept the pressure on by going on a four-goal run midway through the first. Scoring for the Salmonbellies was Haiden Dickson, Will Malcom and a pair of goals from Bal to make it 7-1.

Dylan Kinnear rounded out the scoring on the power play with 18 seconds on the clock to make it 7-2 at the first break.

Langley Battles Back

Kinnear’s first-period goal would start a six-goal run by the Thunder. The five goals scored by Langley came from only two goal scorers. Curtis Dickson had a pair of goals, while Connor Robinson potted three.

Haiden Dickson put New Westminster back in the lead with 7:44 on the clock. Ryan Martel then made it 9-7 for the Salmonbellies with 4:08 remaining.

Robinson got Langley back within one with 1:22 remaining, but a buzzer-beater by Haiden Dickson with an extra attacker on the floor made it 10-8 New Westminster heading into the final frame.

Salmonbellies Hold On For The Win

Kinnear opened the third-period scoring shorthanded at 1:49 to start a four-goal run for the Thunder. Robinson and a pair of Jake Boudreau goals in transition gave Langley a 12-10 lead 6:00 into the third period.

New Westminster battled back with a three-goal run of their own to retake the lead. Jordan McBride, Martel, and Haiden Dickson gave the Salmonbellies a 13-12 advantage with 6:28 left in the game.

Robert Church knotted the game up at 13-13 with 5:47 left in the third. However, Haiden Dickson scored a pair to end the game and end Langley’s nine-game win streak.

Three Stars

  1. Haiden Dickson, New Westminster Salmonbellies
  2. Connor Robinson, Langley Thunder
  3. Will Malcom, New Westminster Salmonbellies

Top Scorers

New Westminster Salmonbellies

Will Malcom, 1g 7a

Haiden Dickson, 7g 1a

Keegan Bal, 3g 5a

Langley Thunder

Connor Robinson, 5g 2a

Robert Church, 1g 5a

Curtis Dickson, 2g 3a

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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.

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