Burnaby Laker scores OT winner in win over Black Wolves
Eli McLaughlin helped the Colorado Mammoth to a share of first place in the National Lacrosse League's west division.[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400"] Burnaby Lakers Tyler Digby ruined Vancouver's home opener with the Calgary Roughnecks 14-11 game-winning goal in a 14-11 win on Saturday. Garrett James photo[/caption]
The Burnaby Lakers left-hander tallied a pair of goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to pace the Mammoth to an 11-10 victory at home over the New England Black Wolves on Saturday.
The OT winner was the sixth goal in three games for McLaughlin, who earned his second third-star mention of the year, and garnered his ninth point this season.
The win was Colorado's second in three games and lifted the Mammoth into a tie for top spot in the west with Vancouver, following the Stealth's first loss of the season at home at the Langley Events Centre.
The Stealth dropped a 14-11 decision to the Calgary Roughnecks and Laker right-hander Tyler Digby, who had a five-point outing for the Alberta visitors that included the game-winning goal at 2:49 of the third quarter.
Digby counted a pair of markers in Calgary's first win of the campaign and now has nine total points in two games to start the season.
In Toronto, the two-time defending NLL champion Saskatchewan Rush dropped their second straight game to start the season, falling 13-11 to the unbeaten Toronto Rock on Saturday.
Trailing 10-2, Burnaby Laker righty Robert Church sparked an attempted Rush comeback in the third quarter, scoring three times on the power play to bring Saskatchewan back to a more manageable 11-8 deficit heading into the final frame.
Church has garnered five goals and eight points in Saskatchewan's first two games in 2017.Â