The Coquitlam Adanacs’ opponent in their BC Junior A Lacrosse League game Tuesday in New Westminster just got a little more formidable.
The Salmonbellies, who are in third place in the league standings — six points behind the Adanacs — acquired Sam La Roue from the Burnaby Lakers, completing a deal earlier last weekend that sent the playing rights to Shane Carey and future considerations to Burnaby.
La Roue, whom the Lakers picked first overall in the league’s draft last winter, has 13 goals and 38 points in 15 games. which immediately ranks him fifth on the Salmonbellies offence.
The Adanacs head into Queen’s Park Arena on a four-game winning streak after they defeated the Langley Thunder, 10-4, Friday at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.
Coquitlam led 5-1 after the first period and 9-3 heading into the third, when each team scored a goal. Reid Bowering had two goals and two assists to lead the Adanacs’ offence, while Dennon Armstrong, Ethan Ticehurst and Will Clayton each collected three points. Nate Faccin stopped 44 of the 48 shots he faced in Coquitlam’s net.
The Salmonbellies are also looking to extend their own winning streak to five games, after they thumped the second-place Victoria Shamrocks, 11-4, on Sunday in New West.
• The Port Coquitlam Saints ended a rough week of four games in five nights with a 14-8 win over the visiting Delta Islanders last Friday at the PoCo Rec Centre. It was their only win in the run that saw their overall record drop to three wins and 12 losses.
The Saints spotted the Islanders a 5-3 lead after the first period, but scored seven unanswered goals in the second period then hung on for the win, which moved them into a tie with Delta for last place in the standings. PoCo has played one more game.
The Saints play the Langley Thunder in Langley on Thursday, while the Islanders host the Adanacs on Wednesday.