Adanacs Extend Winning Streak with Win Over Thunder
After a hard-battled win against the Salmonbellies last night, the Adanacs had to quickly get back into the thick of things when they took on the Langley Thunder at the Coquitlam Sports Centre on Wednesday night.
Some could’ve guessed that the Adanacs would start the game a bit sluggish and not really get into the game until the halfway point and while the latter is true, the Adanacs showed no real signs of sluggish.
The Adanacs opened the scoring just over 8 minutes into the first period when Brett Kujala scored on the powerplay. Kujala netted his second of the game shortly after and Andy Campbell scored 30 seconds later to give the Adanacs a 3-0 lead.
Kujala continued to have the hot hand as he netted his third of the game with under 6 minutes left in the period to make it 4-0, but before the period ended, the Thunder were able to get on board with a goal from James Rahe.
The domination continued for the Adanacs in the second period. Kujala scored his fourth early in the second, while the Thunder got their second of the game shortly after scored by Christian Bosa, but it was all Adanacs for the rest of the second period. Goals from Chase McIntyre, Reid Bowering, Cole Shafer, Mike Rybka and yes, Kujala, made it 10-2 Adanacs after two periods.
It looks like the locker room talk at intermission really sparked the Thunder, especially Rahe who took matters into his own hands. Rahe notched three goals within the first 6 minutes of the third period to make it a 5-goal game.
Goals were traded just before the midway point between the two teams as Evan Wortley and Rahe scored to make it 11-6 and then Thomas Moffat and McIntyre each scored near the tail end of the game as the Adanacs extend their winning streak to 3 by defeating the Thunder 12-7.
Thunder goaltender Jake Sundar stopped 27 of 37 shots in 40 minutes of play with Zack Wickett stopping 10 of 12 in 20 minutes of play. Christian DelBiano stopped 38 of 45 for the Adanacs.
Three Stars of the Game
1. Coquitlam – Brett Kujala – 5 Goals, 3 Assists
2. Langley – James Rahe – 5 Goals
3. Coquitlam – Chase McIntyre – 2 Goals, 4 Assists
Now let’s see how the Thunder can recuperate with no rest as they will take on the Burnaby Lakers tomorrow at the Langley Events Centre, while the Adanacs get a solid, well deserved week off and won’t be back into action until May 20th against the Burnaby Lakers.