Langley Jr. Thunder net first win of 2014

The story for the Langley Jr. Thunder over the past few days: one step forward, two steps back, and not in that order.

The Jr. Thunder sandwiched a pair of losses between their first win of the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League season, as they saw their record fall to 1-5.

Burnaby Lakers 13, Jr.  Thunder 10

Thursday at the Langley Events Centre, the Jr. Thunder were out-scored by the visiting Lakers.

The Lakers led 6-3 after the first period and that was the difference.

The teams exchanged three goals each in the second period and four apiece in the final frame.

Brett Dobray had a fine game, offensively, for the Jr. Thunder in a losing cause, by scoring four times while adding a pair of assists. Brendan Mykle-Winkler had a hat trick while James Rahe tallied twice and added two helpers.

Jr. Thunder 8, Delta Islanders 6

It took until the fifth game of the regular season, but the Jr. Thunder finally notched their first win.

The Jr. Thunder built an 8-4, third-period lead on the Islanders Saturday at Sungod Arena in North Delta, and went on to win 8-6.

Defence and goaltending was key for the Jr. Thunder during the first two periods, as they held the Islanders to just three goals during that span.

The Jr. Thunder scored three goals to the Islanders’ one in the middle frame.

Langley goaltender Steven Mayervich made 30 saves through the opening two stanzas. He ended up stopping 40 of 46 shots in total.

At the other end of the floor, Rahe and Dobray did most of the offensive damage with matching hat tricks.

Rahe also added three assists to his totals.

Tyler Rutherford with a goal and three helpers and Alex Gibbs with a goal and two assists also found the net for the Jr. Thunder.

Victoria Shamrocks 13, Jr. Thunder 4

Judging from the score alone, the Victoria Shamrocks had the Jr. Thunder crying “Mommy” on Mother’s Day Sunday at the George Preston Recreation Centre.

In all seriousness, the first period was close, and then the ’Rocks took over.

Leading 3-2 after the opening stanza, Victoria out-scored Langley 5-1 in both the second and third periods to win in a rout.

Four Shamrocks scored multiple goals including Cole Pickup and McLean Chiquen (both with hat tricks) and Karver Everson and Max Fredrickson (two goals apiece).

Dobray scored twice for the Jr. Thunder.

FINAL BUZZER: The Jr. Thunder will look for their second win of the season this Thursday (May 15) when they host the league-leading Coquitlam Adanacs at the Langley Events Centre. Game time is 8 p.m.

The Adanacs and New Westminster Salmonbellies are the two remaining undefeated teams in the BCJALL, both with 4-0 records.

They are followed by the Shamrocks (3-1-1), Islanders (3-3), Lakers (2-2), Nanaimo Timbermen (1-3), Jr. Thunder (1-5) and still winless Port Coquitlam Saints (0-4).

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