Lakers' season over

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The Burnaby Lakers playoffs came to an abrupt end Saturday.

The Maple Ridge Burrards defeated the visiting Lakers 10-8 to take their best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Association semifinal series 4-2.

The defeat came despite the Lakers finishing second in the regular season while the Burrards were third. Maple Ridge advanced to the WLA final against first-place Victoria. The Shamrocks swept the New Westminster Salmonbellies in four games.

A 13-minute stretch spanning the late second period and early third proved to be the Lakers undoing Saturday. During that span the Burrards scored six of seven goals to go ahead 10-6 with 13:18 left.

Robert Church had two goals and three assists for Burnaby, Scott Jones had two of each, and Dane Jackson had a goal and five assists. Other Laker scorers were Tyler Digby, Casey Jackson and Shaun Dhaliwal.

Both teams had 37 shots on goal with Tyler Richards taking the loss for Burnaby making 27 saves.

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