Clark Walter, of the Port Coquitlam Saints, went out with a bang. But his BC Junior A Lacrosse League team sent him away with a whimper.
Walter scored two of the Saints four goals in their 14-5 loss to the Coquitlam Adanacs, Wednesday at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.
Thursday, Walter was traded to the Langley Thunder to complete a deal the teams made last December that brought Nick Scott to the Saints.
Walter has 11 goals in four games so far this season, and he was named the league’s second star after he netted seven of those goals in the Saints two losses to the Burnaby Lakers and New Westminster Salmonbellies earlier in the week. Scott has three goals and seven assists in 14 games this season.
The Saints, playing their third game in as many nights, trailed the league-leading Adanacs 4-1 at the end of the first period and the score just got worse from there, as Coquitlam led 9-3 after two periods. The loss was the eighth in a row for the PoCo side, while the Adanacs reclaimed their two-point advantage over the Victoria Shamrocks after that side had moved into a first-place tie Tuesday with a win over the Nanaimo Timbermen. Coquitlam has played one less game.
Philip Buque led the Adanacs’ attack, scoring three goals and a pair of assists. Ethan Ticehurst added four goals and a helper.
Austin Wahl, Garrett Winter and Carson Rees scored the Saints’ other goals.
Walter gets today off before debuting with his new team Friday, also against the Adanacs, at 7:30 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.
The Saints will host the Nanaimo Islanders on Friday, 8 p.m., at the PoCo Rec Centre.