Junior Thunder come up short against league-leaders

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The Langley Junior Thunder came close to pulling off a monumental upset, but fell a couple of goals short, losing 9-7 to the league-leading Coquitlam Junior Adanacs.

The game was played at the Coquitlam Sports Centre.

The Thunder were looking for a second consecutive victory after edging the Port Coquitlam Saints on 10-9 on May 23 at the PoCo Rec Centre.

The results leave Langley with a 2-8 record in the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League.

Langley played Coquitlam even for much of the game but the difference was the second period where the Adanacs outscored the Thunder by a pair of goals.

James Rahe led Langley with four goals and an assist while Bryce Brochu and Brendan Mykle-Winkler had four assists apiece.

Duston Doudelet (two goals, one assist) and Brett Dobray (one goal, one assist) had the other tallies.

Steven Mayervich made 41 saves in a losing cause.

In the victory over the Saints, Brochu snapped home the winner with 2:21 to play.

It was his second goal and fifth point of the game,

Mykle-Winkler and Doudelet both had two goals and an assist while Rahe and Brett Dobray had a goal and two helpers apiece.

Dylan Lacroix had the other Langley score.

Jordan Monk finished with 25 saves for the win.

Langley hosts the Burnaby Junior Lakers on May 29 at the Langley Events Centre. Game time is 8 p.m.

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