Thunder close season with victory

Langley Thunder
Langley Thunder's Alex Turner (shown above in action against the Burnaby Lakers on July 9) scored five times in a a pair of games last week. The Thunder lost both games and will miss the post-season for the first time since 2010.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

The Langley Thunder closed the regular season on a winning note, snapping a six-game losing streak with a 10-8 victory.

The Thunder were hosting the Nanaimo Timbermen in senior A Western Lacrosse Association action at the Langley Events Centre on July 30.

The victory improved Langley to 7-11 on the season, but they will miss the WLA post-season for the first time since 2010.

The Timbermen also failed to qualify for the playoffs.

In the season finale, Langley used a dominant second period where they scored seven goals to break open a 1-1 tie.

The 8-3 lead after 40 minutes came in handy as the Timbermen scored five times in the third, but lost 10-8.

Alex Turner capped off his impressive season with a six-point night, which included a hat trick.

Turner finished third in league scoring with 34 goals, 26 assists and 70 points. All three numbers were career highs for the six-year veteran.

Daniel McQuade and Athan Iannucci each had two goals and an assist while Tyler Melnyk had a goal and three helpers.

Cam Copland and Brendan Mykle-Winkler had a goal and an assist apiece to round out the scoring.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...