Jr. Thunder can't hold early lead, drop season opener
The Langley Jr. Thunder started strong but faltered late in their battle with the Port Coquitlam Jr. Saints.
Playing the season opener for the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League on Friday night at the PoCo Rec Centre, Langley came out firing, pumping five goals past the Saints goalkeeper in the opening 20 minutes to build a 5-1 advantage.
But Port Coquitlam got back in the game with the only two goals of the middle frame and then took complete control in the third, outscoring the visitors 6-2 for the 9-7 final score.
Brett Dobray led the way for the Thunder with five goals, while James Rahe and Adam Gallen each had a goal and an assist.
Langley is back on action on May 5 when they visit Ladner Arena to face the Delta Jr. Islanders.
The Thunder home opener is May 10 against the Saints at the Langley Events Centre.