Jr. Lakers lose three games in one week

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The New Westminster Jr. Salmonbellies scored six unanswered second-period goals en route to thumping the Burnaby Lakers 16-8 at Queen’s Park Arena on Tuesday.

Burnaby held a 5-3 lead after one period thanks to three goals by Aidan Milburn and then two late ones by Peyton Lupul.

But that’s when the Salmonbellies went to work with six second period goals and then the first two in the third period for an 11-5 lead.

The victory gave New West a 6-1-0 record, one point ahead of the Coquitlam Adanacs (5-0-1). Burnaby fell to 2-5-0.

Jeremy Bosher scored three goals and assisted on two others for New West. Connor Robinson also notched a hat trick along with one assist. Alex Bohl and Luke Gillespie had two goals and an assist. Singles went to Aaron Madaisky, Johnny Pearson, Riley Glemnitz, Jessie Gillespie, Chris Nasato and Adam Dickson, who also had three assists.

Milburn added a fourth goal in the third period for Burnaby with other Laker goals going to Randy Jones and Ryan Vogrig.

On Sunday, the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen scored the game’s final three goals to edge the Lakers 10-9 at Bill Copeland Arena.

The game was a roller coaster. After Burnaby took a 2-0 lead, Nanaimo scored the next six goals and held a 7-3 advantage after the first period. The Lakers then scored five goals to the T-Men’s none in the second period while also outshooting Nanaimo 26-10.

In the third, Burnaby extended its lead to 9-7 before buckling under a 20-9 shot barrage by Nanaimo.

Milburn scored three times and added two assists while Vogrig had two goals and an assist. Other goals were scored by Quinton Bradley, Scott Petursson, Tyler Buchan and Franco Caporale.

Two nights earlier, the hometown Port Coquitlam Saints defeated the Lakers 12-9. Milburn was again the Lakers top scorer with four goals and three assists. Jones also had four goals and added a helper while Volgrig had a goal and three assists.

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