Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs felled twice by Nanaimo Timbermen

The Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs lost two games all last season.

On the team’s weekend in Nanaimo, they matched that total in less than 24 hours.

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The Adanacs dropped consecutive games for the first time since 2013, losing 9-8 to the Timbermen Saturday afternoon following an 8-7 setback on Friday night.

The results leave the Adanacs tied with the Timbermen and Victoria Shamrocks atop the BC Junior A Lacrosse League standings. Each team has 16 points. Coquitlam has played one more game than Nanaimo, but two fewer than Victoria.

Saturday, the Adanacs spotted the hosts a 7-4 lead heading into the third period, before they were able to outscore Nanaimo 4-2 in the third period. But it was too little too late.

Trevor Funk led Coquitlam’s scorers with three goals and an assist, while Tomas Semple ptiched in two goals and two assists.

Adanacs’ keeper Nate Faccin made 32 saves, while his teammates fired 47 shots at Nanaimo starter Justin Geddie.

Friday, Semple opened the scoring but that was the last time the Adanacs would hold a lead all weekend.

Nanaimo tied it less than a minute later, then bolted in front 3-1 on goals by Kyle Dawson and Jack Bowie — his second of the period.

Dennon Armstrng and Ethan Ticehurst then connected 1:20 apart late in the frame to get the visitors even again heading into the intermission.

A pair of goals by the Timbermen’s Thomas Vaesen sandwiched Coquitlam’s only goal in the second period, by Philip Buque. Both teams scored three times in the final frame.

Semple, who finished the game with a pair of goals and an assist, led the Adanacs’ attack, while Faccin stopped 34 of the 42 shots he faced.

The Adanacs will have a chance to avenge their lost weekend in Nanaimo when they host the Islanders on Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex.

The PoCo Saints, meanwhile, dropped into a tie for last place in the league standings with the Burnaby Lakers, when they lost 10-9 to the Lakers on Friday at the PoCo Rec Centre.

Burnaby’s Sam La Roue scored the winner with two seconds left in the third period to douse a furious late comeback by the Saints, who had scored three goals in 1:32 to turn a 9-6 deficit into a 9-9 tie with 2:22 remaining.

Carson Rees, Clark Walter and Jacob Dunbar, each had four point nights for the Saints, who’ve lost five games in a row.

The Saints and Lakers will play each other again next Monday at Burnaby’s Copeland Arena.

Sr. Adanacs buried by Burrards

A week after Christian Del Bianco led his Calgary Roughnecks to a National Lacrosse League championship, his Western Lacrosse Association debut in net Saturday for the Coquitlam Adanacs proved to be somewhat less scintillating.

The league’s top draft pick was beaten 10 times in 57 shots by the Maple Ridge Burrards, who thumped their hosts at the Coquitlam Sports and Leisure Complex 10-3.

The Burrards les 5-3 heading into the game’s third period, where they scored five more with nary a reply from the Adanacs.

Johnny Kraackman, Matt Delmonico and Wes Berg scored for Coquitlam, who’ve yet to win in three starts. They’ll try to end that streak Thursday, when they visit the New Westminster Salmonbellies at Queens Park Arena.

The Adanacs will then host the league-leading Burnaby Lakers on Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex.

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