Lakers take over third place

Langley Thunder
Langley Thunder's Athan Iannucci takes a swipe at Burnaby Lakers' Justin Salt during Wednesday's game in Langley won by the Lakers 12-10
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Black Press

The Burnaby Lakers took over sole possession of third place in the Western Lacrosse Association by downing the hometown Langley Thunder 12-10 Wednesday.

With the win the Lakers have a 7-5-0 record and are two points up on the fourth-place Thunder (6-8-0). They are also only a point behind the Maple Ridge Burrards (7-5-1) with a game in hand.

The good news is that game will be at home in Bill Copeland Arena on Friday (7:45 p.m.). The bad news is it will be against the first-place Victoria Shamrocks (10-1-2).

The difference was the third period when the Lakers outscored the Thunder 5-2 and outshot them 14-8. Although outscored 4-3 in the second period, Burnaby actually had a 19-12 shot advantage.

Langley scored the game's first three goals, but Burnaby responded with four straight.

Second-year forward Tyler Digby led the charge for the Lakers scoring three goals on 11 shots and assisting on two others. Justin Salt had two goals and two assists. Scott Jones also had pair of goals and assisted on another. Shaun Dhaliwal, Dane Stevens, Casey Jackson, Jackson Decker and Jason Jones, who notched three assists, scored singles.

Goaltender Dan Lewis got the win making 23 saves.

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