On a night honouring one its builders, the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs built a 6-1 lead in the first period against the visiting Langley Thunder Friday, and then hung on for an 11-10 victory.
The game at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex was preceded by a special ceremony to hang a banner in memory of Les Wingrove, who passed away in April, 2018.
It was the Adanacs second straight win after they had lost two games in a row for the first time in a BC Junior A Lacrosse League season since 2013. It also solidified their standing atop the league, two points ahead of the Victoria Shamrocks, who’ve played one more game, and four points better than the Thunder and Nanaimo Timbermen.
Coquitlam needed the full measure of their opening period advantage, as the Thunder outscored the hosts 5-2 in the second period and 4-3 in the final frame.
Dennon Armstrong had three goals and three assists to lead the Adanacs’ offence, while Colin Munro scored twice and had four assists. Nate Faccin stopped 36 shots in Coquitlam’s net.
The Adanacs will host the last place Port Coquitlam Saints on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. It will be the Saints third game in as many nights, as they visit the Burnaby Lakers tonight and then play the New Westminster Salmonbellies at Queens Park Arena on Tuesday.
Bantam Adanacs win Wingrove tournament
Coquitlam Adanacs A1 Bantam team beat a side from US Box Lacrosse Association, 13-5, Sunday to take that division’s championship at the ninth annual Trevor Wingrove Invitational lacrosse tournament.
Burnaby’s A1 team won the Midget title, defeating Coquitlam 7-4 in final, while Ridge Meadows A1 claimed the PeeWee crown with a 7-2 win over US Box Lacrosse.
The tournament is named for the late former star player with the Coquitlam Jr. and Sr. Adanacs who passed away in 2011.