Island life is not for the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs, it seems.
The BC Junior A Lacrosse League leaders lost for just the third time this season, falling 7-6 in overtime to the Victoria Shamrocks in Victoria on Sunday. Coquitlam’s previous two losses were to the Nanaimo Timbermen, on one disasterous weekend in that mid-Island city.
Victoria’s Ben Preston scored the winning goal 4:25 into the extra period after the Shamrocks had tied it with just 2:18 remaining in regulation time.
The Adanacs had carried a 4-2 lead into the third period, but the hosts scored three straight goals to wrest a 5-4 advantage midway through the frame. Dennon Armstrong tied it with his second goal of the game, then put the visitors back in front with just under three minutes left on the clock.
Armstrong finished the game with four points. Nate Faccin stopped 50 shots in the Adanacs’ net, while his teammates fired 52 shots at Victoria keeper Cameron Dunkerley.
Coquitlam’s lineup was bolstered by the addition of Daylin Kellough from the Port Coquitlam Saints, completing a deal earlier this month that sent the playing rights for Gabe Procyk to the Saints.
Kellough was held off the score sheet in Victoria.
The Saints, meanwhile, continue to struggle finding wins as the team lost its 14th game of the season Friday, 8-5, to the New Westminster Salmonbellies.
New West scored the first three goals of the game at the PoCo Rec Centre and led 3-1 at the end of the first period. Both teams scored three times in the second, and the visitors had a 2-1 edge in the final frame.
Procyk had a goal and two assists to lead his new team’s offence, while Garrett Winter pitched in a pair of goals and a helper.
The Saints’ next test will be against the Adanacs, Friday, 8 p.m., at the PoCo Rec Centre.