Thunder close season with victory

Langley Thunder
Langley Thunder's Alex Turner (shown above in action against the Burnaby Lakers on July 9) scored five times in a a pair of games last week. The Thunder lost both games and will miss the post-season for the first time since 2010.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

The Langley Thunder closed the regular season on a winning note, snapping a six-game losing streak with a 10-8 victory.

The Thunder were hosting the Nanaimo Timbermen in senior A Western Lacrosse Association action at the Langley Events Centre on July 30.

The victory improved Langley to 7-11 on the season, but they will miss the WLA post-season for the first time since 2010.

The Timbermen also failed to qualify for the playoffs.

In the season finale, Langley used a dominant second period where they scored seven goals to break open a 1-1 tie.

The 8-3 lead after 40 minutes came in handy as the Timbermen scored five times in the third, but lost 10-8.

Alex Turner capped off his impressive season with a six-point night, which included a hat trick.

Turner finished third in league scoring with 34 goals, 26 assists and 70 points. All three numbers were career highs for the six-year veteran.

Daniel McQuade and Athan Iannucci each had two goals and an assist while Tyler Melnyk had a goal and three helpers.

Cam Copland and Brendan Mykle-Winkler had a goal and an assist apiece to round out the scoring.

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