Thunder always a step ahead in win over Lakers
After a close one on Sunday night against the Shamrocks, the Thunder were looking to extend their winning streak to three when they took on the Burnaby Lakers at home on Thursday night.
The Lakers got on the board first when MasonPomeroy scored 57 seconds into the first period and it stayed that way until the halfway mark of the period when the Thunder finally got on the board with a goal by DylanLacroix with 9:58 remaining in the first period.
The Thunder made it 2-1 17 seconds later when RyanMartel scored, but then Pomeroy scored his second of the game with 4:55 to go to tie the game up.
With 20 seconds left in the period, NathanMckeigan scored for the Thunder to give the Thunder a 3-2 lead heading into the second period.
Both teams kept it pretty tight in the second period. Lakers’ JordanGabriele tied the game up 36 seconds into the second period, but the Thunder regained their lead when TrevorChernoff scored just over 3 minutes later and his goal was followed up with a goal from BradyBarrett 9 seconds later to make it 5-3 Thunder.
The Lakers cut the lead to 1 when PearsonWillis scored, but the Thunder made it a two-goal game again when Martel scored.
Both teams exchanged a goal each before the second period ended, as the Thunder kept their two-goal lead heading into the third period, leading 7-5.
The Thunder seemed like they didn’t want to win the game as they took 3 penalties in the first 10 minutes of the third period, but the Lakers couldn’t capitalize on the powerplay. As a matter of fact, the Thunder capitalized shorthanded. After a TyYanko goal 2 minutes into the third period, the Thunder scored shorthanded to still keep it a two-goal game.
The Lakers made it a one-goal game again when DamonPrince scored, but as the story of the game has gone, the Thunder got the goal back when Chernoff scored on the powerplay with 10:05 remaining.
The dagger came with 4:37 left in the period, when Martel scored to give the Thunder a 10-7 lead and it ended up staying that way as the Thunder extend their winning streak to three.
THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. Langley - Ryan Martel - 4 goals, 3 assists
2. Langley - Trevor Chernoff - 2 goals, 1 assist
3. Burnaby - Mason Pomeroy - 2 goals, 1 assist
With 2 games left in the season, the Thunder will have 2 tough tests as they take on the Salmonbellies on July 5th and the Adanacs on the 7th, while the Lakers, who are out of playoff contention, will look to try to end their season on a positive note with the Shamrocks and Adanacs in their lineup.