Langley Thunder's Nik Bilic and Maple Ridge Burrards' Randy Daly collide during Western Lacrosse Association action on Sunday night at Maple Ridge's Planet Ice. The senior A Thunder fell 9-6. The team's home opener is Wednesday (May 25) when they host the Coquitlam Adanacs at the Langley Events Centre.

Langley Thunder's Nik Bilic and Maple Ridge Burrards' Randy Daly collide during Western Lacrosse Association action on Sunday night at Maple Ridge's Planet Ice. The senior A Thunder fell 9-6. The team's home opener is Wednesday (May 25) when they host the Coquitlam Adanacs at the Langley Events Centre.

Thunder PK falters against Burrards

A four-goal deficit was too much to overcome as the Langley Thunder dropped a 9-6 decision to the Maple Ridge Burrards.

Maple Ridge struck four times in the game’s opening 13 minutes on their way to a 9-6 victory on Sunday at Planet Ice in Western Lacrosse Association action.

The loss came on the heels of a 13-13 draw against the Victoria Shamrocks on Friday night.

Against the Burrards, the Thunder were done in by a porous penalty kill, which was burned for six goals on 11 chances.

Kerry Susheski led the Langley offence with a pair of goals, while Athan Iannucci had one goal and three helpers.

Jarrett Toll, Pat Saunders and Alex Turner had one goal apiece.

In Friday’s draw, which was played at Bear Mountain Arena, the Shamrocks scored twice in the final two minutes to force overtime, where both teams struck for two goals.

Andrew Potter had two goals and four assists, while Iannucci had two goals and three assists.

Dan Williams had two goals and two assists and Pat Saunders had three goals and and an assist.

John Lintz, Kyle McEwen, Nick Bilic and Alex Turner had a goal apiece. Turner also had two helpers.

The Thunder go for their first win of the season in their home opener on Wednesday (May 25) when they host the Coquitlam Adanacs (Langley Events Centre, 7:45 p.m.)