The Coquitlam Adanacs senior squad ended a four-game losing streak by scoring six unanswered goal to overcome a 5-2 deficit and go on to upset the hometown Nanaimo Timbermen 8-6 Sunday.
The victory moved the A’s into a sixth-place tie in the Western Lacrosse Association with the Langley Thunder, both having three wins and 10 losses.
The win came thanks to a 50-save performance by goaltender Andrew Gallant as the T-Men outshot the A’s 56-34. The six-pack of goals came in a stretch of 10 minutes and 30 seconds from 14:17 of the second period to 5:47 of the third. Erik Turner started it with his second unassisted goal of the game. John Hofsteth also scored twice and added an assist. Parker Kump, Chase McIntyre and Carter Dickson had a goal and two assists while Luke Gillespie had one of each.
The night before, however, the New Westminster Salmonbellies doubled up the A’s 12-6 at Poirier Sport and Leisure Centre. Dickson had a goal and two assists. Also scoring for the Adanacs were Turner, McIntyre, Hofseth, Matt Delmonico and Matt Symes. Gallant made 36 saveds as New West outshot Coquitlam 48-37 and held period leads of 5-2 and 10-3.
The A’s and ’Bellies will battle again at Queen’s Park Arena on Thursday (7:30 p.m.). The Timbermen will be at Poirier on Thursday (7 p.m.). Nanaimo and New West are tied for the fourth and final playoff spot at 7-5 and are only two points behind the top three teams, Victoria Shamrocks (8-4), Maple Ridge (8-5) and Burnaby (8-5).