Adanacs win streak increases advantage in BCJALL standings

The Coquitlam Adanacs solidified their hold on first place in the BC Junior A Lacrosse League standings with road wins over the New Westminster Salmonbellies Tuesday and the Delta Islanders on Wednesday.

Coquitlam is now eight points better than the second-place Victoria Shamrocks and they’re 10 ahead of New West. Victoria has played one less game, though, while the Salmonbellies have two games in hand.

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In Ladner, the Adanacs built a lead as large as 6-2 early in the second period en route to their sixth straight win, and 14th of the season.

Thomas Semple had five points and Dawson Rodin and Dennon Armstrong totalled each scored three points for the visitors, while goalie Cam MacLeod stopped 36 shots.

Tuesday at New Westminster’s Queen’s Park Arena, the Adanacs scored eight straight goals to hand the ‘Bellies their fifth loss in 14 games.

The home team was ahead 3-2 when Philip Buque sparked the onslaught with less than nine minutes left in the first period. It continued early in the second as Dennon Armstrong and Robert Hofseth — with two — put the Adanacs in front 6-3 before the frame was three minutes old. Trevor Funk scored two more, Armstrong added his third of the game and another by Reid Bowering increased Coquitlam’s advantage to 10-3.

Buque finished the game with six assists in addition to his goal, to lead the Adanacs’ attack. Max and Thomas Semple each scored five points.

Coquitlam travels to Victoria for a game against the Shamrocks on Sunday.

The Port Coquitlam Saints, meanwhile, will be going for their second straight win when they play the Thunder in Langley tonight. On Friday, they host the Salmonbellies, 8 p.m., at the PoCo Rec Centre.

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