Lakers split with ’Bellies, Timbermen

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The New Westminster Salmonbellies ended a six-game losing streak by upsetting the hometown Burnaby Lakers 10-8 Friday.

But Burnaby got back on the winning track by taking a trip to Nanaimo the next night to defeat the Timbermen 8-2. The Lakers (6-4-0) are tied for third with Langley (6-5-0) and just one point behind Maple Ridge (6-5-1) with two games in hand.

Robert Church notched four goals and an assist to lead Burnaby. Jason Jones scored twice with singles going to Jackson Decker and Dane Stevens.

In Nanaimo, the Lakers held the T-Men off the scoreboard until the third period when it was already 8-0. Church had another four-goal game while Scott Jones had two goals and an assist. Alex Gajic and Justin Salt also scored for Burnaby.

New West and Burnaby will battle again at Copeland on Friday, 7:45 p.m.

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