Thunder Double Up Timbermen

Shawn Slaght, All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Langley Thunder would double up the Nanaimo Timbermen 10-5 at the Frank Crane Arena in WLA action on Saturday night.

The win keeps the Thunder on top of the WLA standing at 3-1, while the Timbermen sit at 1-2.\

Langley got a strong performance out of Frank Scigliano as he only allowed five goals off of 38 shots. Justin Geddie got the nod for Nanaimo in goal and stopped 33 of 43 shots in the loss.

Langley Jumps Out to Big First-Period Lead

Tristan Kirkham opened the scoring 6:41 into the first period to give the Langley Thunder the early lead. Less than four minutes later, Robert Church would make it 2-0 for the Thunder.

On the power play, Tyson Roe got the Timbermen on the board at 12:25.

Langley rounded out the first period with a three-goal run including markers from Church, Dane Dobbie, and Curtis Dickson.

Nanaimo Stays Within Striking Distance

A low-scoring second period saw the Timbermen keep within striking distance with a couple of goals while shutting out the Thunder.

Conrad Chapman scored unassisted 6:04 into the second. Zach Manns put in a shorthanded marker at 11:38 as the Timbermen trailed 5-3 heading into the final frame.

Comeback Falls Short For The Timbermen

It didn’t take long for the Timbermen to make it a one-goal game. Manns scored 49 seconds into the third to make it 5-4.

Langley pulled away with three goals in less than two minutes with markers from Church, Chase Scanlan, and Dobbie.

Manns scored his second shorthanded goal with 7:02 left on the clock to narrow the Langley lead to 8-5.

Scanlan added another marker with 2:14 left to play and Jake Boudreau scored with 30 seconds left to double up the Timbermen 10-5.

Three Stars

  1. Frank Scigliano, Langley Thunder
  2. Zach Manns, Nanaimo Timbermen
  3. Robert Church, Langley Thunder

Top Scorers

Langley Thunder

Curtis Dickson, 1g 3a

Rober Church, 3g 1a

Stu Phillips, 3a

Dane Dobbie, 2g 1a

Nanaimo Timbermen

Zach Manns, 3g

Conrad Chapman, 1g 1a

Taggart Clark, 2a

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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.