Thunder hammer Nanaimo Timbermen, snap losing streak

Thunder hammer Nanaimo Timbermen, snap losing streak

The Langley Thunder lacrosse team beat Nanaimo to snap a two-game slide with a resounding 14-5 victory.

The last-place Nanaimo Timbermen were just the tonic for the Langley Thunder to snap their two-game losing streak.

The Thunder pasted the visiting T-Men 14-5 on June 12 in senior A Western Lacrosse Association action at the Langley Events Centre.

Langley — who had lost two straight since beating Nanaimo on May 29 — improved to 4-2 while the Timbermen fell to 1-6.

The teams traded goals early in the most recent game, with the Thunder’s Athan Iannucci opening the scoring and Nanaimo’s Mike Berekoff answering back less than two minutes later.

The Thunder would seize control with four goals in a 6:53 span and never looked back. Brandon Goodwin, Nik Bilic, Kyle Belton and Kerry Susheski all found the back of the net.

The Timbermen would get one back from Cody Bremner before the period finished and then Ryan Keith made it 5-3 early in the second. But Langley would score six of the next seven goals to close the period.

Shayne Jackson, Mitch McMichael, Brett Mydske, Goodwin, Tor Reinholdt and Susheski netted goals for the home side. Mixed in there was a Timbermen goal from Doug Langlois.

And the third period saw Langley add three more while surrendering just one goal.

Jackson, Iannucci and Turner did the honours for the Thunder while Adam Bakular-Evans responded for Nanaimo.

Iannucci and Jackson finished with two goals and five points apiece.

The Thunder outshot the Timbermen 48-34.

Brodie MacDonald played the first two periods in goal for Langley, stopping 20 of 24 shots. Matt Morehouse came on for the third and saved nine of 10 shots.

Langley hits the road for their next game, June 15, when they visit the Coquitlam Adanacs.

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