Jr. Adanacs falter, then roll to third straight win

The Coquitlam Adanacs spotted the Burnaby Lakers the first two goals of their BC Junior A Lacrosse League Monday at Copeland Arena in Burnaby. But that’s as good as it got for the hosts.

The Adanacs scored seven straight to roll to their third win in as many games, 7-2. If they continue their streak tonight against the New Westminster Salmonbellies, in New West, the defending Minto Cup champions will move into a tie for first place with the Langley Thunder, who will have played one more game.

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Coquitlam hit the green hardwood floor at Copeland a little flat and gave up the first goal on Burnaby’s first shot at Adanacs’ keeper Cam MacLeod. Just over four minutes later, the hosts went up 2-0 when Butch La Roue scored on a set up from Brian Madill.

That may have been the wakeup call Coquitlam needed.

Dennon Armstrong scored twice and set up another by Thomas Semple to give the visitors a 3-2 before the first period was half over, then Philip Buque doubled their advantage heading into the dressing room.

Armstrong’s third goal of the game 3:38 after the break made it 5-2, and Semple’s second goal padded Coquitlam’s margin even further.

Anthony Buono rounded out the scoring with the only goal in the third period.

Coquitlam fired 45 shots at Burnaby’s net, while MacLeod stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced in the Adanacs’ net.

The PoCo Saints also enjoyed comeback success in their game Saturday against the Delta Islanders in Ladner.

The Saints scored six times in the second period to storm back from a 3-0 deficit and hold on for a 7-6 win.

Daytin Vidovich scored a hat trick for Port Coquitlam, who won for just the second time in six games. Jacob Dunbar had two goals and an assist,  while Jacob Patterson and Adien Murphy each chipped in a trio of assists. Saints’ goalie Calvin Hafner stopped 34 of the 40 shots he faced.

The Saints will host the Salmonbellies on Friday, 8 p.m., at the Poco Rec Centre.

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