Jones gets hot, sinks Stealth

Seemingly in position for a win against the top team, Vancouver Stealth can't contain Adam Jones, fall 11-10 to Colorado Mammoth

The Vancouver Stealth played a near-perfect road game for three quarters on Saturday against the top team in the National Lacrosse League.

But the fourth quarter became the Adam Jones show as the Colorado Mammoth star scored six times — including the game-winner with one second to play — in an 11-10 come-from-behind victory.

The game was played on Saturday afternoon at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

The win improved Colorado to a league-leading 7-2 while Vancouver fell to 3-5.

The Mammoth entered the game with the league’s most potent power play, clicking at 60 per cent. But the Stealth penalty kill did its job, killing off all six Colorado man-advantage chances. That included a five-minute power play that bridged the third and fourth quarter and then another minor penalty shortly after.

“We just seemed to run out of gas,” said Vancouver coach Dan Perreault.

“It seemed like we used up a lot of energy killing penalties and then our offence never got in a rhythm (in the fourth quarter).”

The Stealth were in full control for much of the game, leading 3-1 after one quarter, 6-2 at the half and 9-4 after three quarters.

But Jones scored six of his team’s seven goals in the fourth quarter. By comparison, Vancouver only had seven shots on goal the entire period, and only one of those went in.

Rhys Duch and Logan Schuss led Vancouver with three goals and three assists apiece. Garrett Billings had four assists and Corey Small had a goal and a helper.

The team’s other three goals came from the transition game with Thomas Hoggarth, Tyler Hass and Travis Cornwall netting one goal apiece.

Tyler Richards made 47 saves in the loss.

The game was not without controversy, either.

With just over eight minutes to play, Colorado goaltender Alex Buque inadvertently put the ball in his own net. But with the referees looking up the floor, it was missed and the Stealth were out of video replay challenges after two unsuccessful challenges earlier in the game.

Had it counted, the score would have been 10-7 Vancouver, but on the ensuing play, Jones scored to cut the lead to 9-8.

Controversy aside, the Stealth let a win slip away.

“Bottom line is Jones got hot,” Perreault said. “Everything he was shooting, he was hitting corners. And we couldn’t buy a goal.”

The team was disappointed they let two points slip away.

“We were solid,” Perreault said. “You hold Colorado to four goals in three quarters of play, that is fantastic.

“Unfortunately the last 15 minutes, we didn’t get the job done.”

The Stealth return home on Saturday as they host the Buffalo Bandits (5-4) at the Langley Events Centre at 7 p.m. Vancouver looks for a third straight home victory.

 

Just Posted

Concert Series coming to Langley Community Music School

The Concerts Café Classico is returning to LCMS starting with a saxophone quartet on Oct. 28.

Sleep out aims to help homeless youth

Joseph Richard Group is fundraising for an annual sleep out to help youth get off the streets

Vaudeville keeps senior actors young, active

The Vaudevillians ready to storm the stage with ‘As Time Goes By’

Free ‘hoops’ fun brings Aldergrove youths together

Aldergrove Basketball Club revives the sport at Aldergrove Secondary

Aldergrove grad students prepare ‘spooktacular’ event

‘Haunted House’ event Oct. 27-28 will benefit Aldergrove Secondary ‘dry grad’

Fashion Fridays: You can never have enough shoes

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks.

5 to start your day

Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank, ex-Surrey cop to appear in court after Creep Catchers sting and more

Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak on Wednesday said it had obtained audio recordings of the alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Feds dead set against ‘ridiculous’ quotas to replace steel, aluminum tariffs

Donald Trump imposed the so-called Section 232 tariffs — 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum — back in June on national security grounds.

Campus brawl leads to charge against B.C. football player

Takudzwa Timothy Brandon Gandire, a 21-year-old defensive back from Vancouver, is charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Stadium vendor seen in pizza spitting video pleads guilty

The 21-year-old’s sentencing is Nov. 15. His lawyer has said he understood what he did was wrong and was remorseful.

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

Jeromie and Jennifer Clark were found guilty of criminal negligence causing death

Fed report to show $19-billion deficit in 2017-18

The deficit is slightly smaller than Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s prediction of $19.4 billion in last winter’s budget

Most Read