Salmonbellies topple Timbermen

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The New Westminster Salmonbellies won on their home floor for just the second time in seven games this season by defeating the Nanaimo Timbermen 12-9 at Queen's Park Arena on Thursday.

After winning their first game of the season at home, the Salmonbellies had lost five straight. The win gives New West a 5-8-0 record. They are tied for fifth place in the Western Lacrosse Association with Coquitlam (5-7-0), two points out of the fourth and final playoff spot held by Langley (6-8-0).  Nanaimo is last at 3-9-1.

New Westminster opened by scoring the game's first four goals Thursday. After Nanaimo got three the Salmonbellies got a pair to take a 6-3 lead after the first period. They extended it to 11-5 after two.

Tyler Crompton and Colton Clark both had three goals and an assist but the big point producer for New West was Logan Schuss with seven, including six assists. Jake Latin, Jeff Cornwall, Keegan Bal and Martin Cummings also scored for the Salmonbellies.

Alexis Buque made 40 saves to get the win.

The ’Bellies are off until next weekend when they travel to Vancouver Island to play first-place Victoria (10-1-2) on Friday and Nanaimo on Saturday.

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