Jr. ’Bellies bounce Burnaby
The New Westminster Jr. Salmonbellies scored nine unanswered goals in downing the Burnaby Jr. Lakers 11-3 at Queen’s Park Arena on Tuesday.
Although the Lakers held a brief 2-1 lead for three minutes early in the first period they were held off the scoresheet until less than five minutes remained.
The Salmonbellies were led by a six-point performance, including two goals, from Reagan Harding. Keegan Bal contributed three goals and an assist while Josh Becker had two of each. Other New West goals were scored by Reese Robinson, Justin Goodwin, Drew House and Brandon Goodwin, who also had three assists. Quinton Bradley, Colton Dow and Kevin Lemond scored for Burnaby.
The Lakers were coming off a 10-6 loss to the Port Coquitlam Saints at Bill Copeland Arena on Sunday. Brendan Shea had two goals in a losing cause with singles going to Bryan Gillis, Josh Simons, Cameron Clark and Dow.
The night before, however, the Lakers traveled to Nanaimo to defeat the Timbermen 7-6 thanks to two goals each by Simons and Ryan Watson. Brendan Attwell, Bryan Gillis and Clark had the others.
Heading into tonight’s (Friday) game in Port Coquitlam against the Saints, the Lakers are 3-11-0. The Salmonbellies will come to Copeland on Sunday, 7 p.m., before the Lakers visit Langley to take on the Thunder next Thursday.
New West was 9-4-0 heading into Thursday’s game in Port Coquitlam. After taking on Burnaby, they will play Langley (7-8-0) at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, 8 p.m.