Junior Thunder return to win column

Streak continues of alternating wins and losses for Langley junior A lacrosse team

The Langley Junior Thunder continue to tread water as the junior A lacrosse season hits the stretch drive.

The Thunder defeated the visiting Port Coquitlam Saints 10-7 on Thursday (June 20) at the Langley Events Centre.

The win continues a trend which has seen Langley alternate wins in losses over their past eight games. The Thunder boast a record of 9-6, which puts them tied for fourth place in the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League standings.

The Thunder have six regular season games remaining, including a pair this weekend: Saturday in Nanaimo and Sunday back at the LEC against Victoria (2 p.m.).

In the victory over the Saints, Langley exploded out of the gates with five goals in the opening frame and a 5-2 lead.

Port Coquitlam did battle back to score three straight in the second period, but Sean Lundstrom and Brandon Bull tallied goals 52 seconds apart to put Langley ahead for good.

The Thunder did need a pair of late goals to seal the victory, however. Brett Dobray made it 8-5 early in the third, but the Saints cut the lead to a single goals with less than six minutes remaining.

But Bull and Brendan Mykle-Winkler scored goals 33 seconds apart for the final three-goal margin of victory.

Bull finished with three goals and five points while Johnny Pearson (one goal, three assists), Nick Stone (four assists) and Dobray (two goals, two assists) all had four-point efforts.

Lundstrom (two goals, one assist) and Adam Will (three assists) also had multi-point games.

Spencer England had a huge game in goal, stopping 42 of the 49 shots, he faced, including a whopping 21 saves in the first period alone.