Adanacs hold off Islanders in nail-biter
The Delta Islanders currently hold a 3-game winning streak with their last loss coming to the hands of their opponent on Saturday night, the Coquitlam Adanacs.
The Adanacs wasted no time getting on the board when BrettKujala scored 37 seconds into the first period, however the Islanders quickly evened the game up at 1 when JaydenCampbell scored 15 seconds later.
JoshHofseth and Jean-LucChetner each scored before the halfway mark to give the Adanacs a 3-1 lead, but the Islanders cut the lead to 1 when RileyPhillips scored with 9:25 remaining.
Unfortunately for the Islanders, they wouldn’t be tying the game up before the first period ended as the Adanacs went on a scorching run, started by ColinMunro - scoring two goals followed by a goal from NicholasMcnabb and Chetner, to give the Adanacs a 7-2 lead by the end of the first period.
The Adanacs applied more pressure early in the second period when Chetner scored his third goal of the game, but when most teams would just accept defeat, the Islanders did not.
The Islanders did it all in before the 10-minute mark of the second period - two even strength goals, 1 power play and 1 shorthanded goal to make it a 8-6 game.
Kujala netted his second of the game with 6:14 to go to end the Islanders 4-goal run, making it a 9-6 game heading into the third period.
The third period was nothing short of entertaining. Within 4 minutes, the Islanders scored 3 goals tying the game up with 11:24 remaining in the third period.
The Adanacs regained their lead when Hofseth scored his second of the game, but then the Islanders struck again with 3:41 to go and the game was 10-10.
The next goal definitely made everyone’s heart sink except Adanacs fans, as Munro scored with 32 seconds left in the game, which proved to be the game winner as the Adanacs defeated the Islanders 11-10.
THREE STARS OF THE GAME
Coquitlam - Jean-Luc Chetner - 3 goals, 4 assists
Delta - Tre Leclaire - 4 goals, 3 assists
Coquitlam - Christian Del Bianco - 50 saves, 10 goals allowed
The Islanders will look to get back to winning ways when they take on the Victoria Shamrocks on Sunday evening, while the Adanacs will have another big game on Tuesday when they face the New Westminster Salmonbellies at Queens Park.