Lakers celebrate Aboriginal Day with sixth win of the year

When the Lakers hosted the Langley Thunder for the first time this season, the date fell on Aboriginal Day. It was important to the Lakers organization that the day be celebrated. With the help and support of local First Nations groups, a truly special event came together. Chris Lewis from Squamish Nation performing an opening ceremony and delivered blessings to all in attendance. The Children of Takaya from Taleil-Waututh Nation performed traditional dance during both intermissions.

Once the game got underway, the Lakers took a strong lead early on, going up 6-0 before the Thunder finally got on the board at 16:50 in the first period. After twenty minutes, the score was 7-2.

During the second period, the teams traded goals back and forth. The scoring in the middle frame was even at three and left the Lakers up 10-5 at second intermission.

The Thunder were first to score in the final period, but the Lakers took over from there and put up four straight goals to secure their first win at home in 2019. 

Scott Jones led the way in scoring with a ten-point night on his four goals and six assists. Robert Church and Dane Stevens both had hat tricks while while Brandon Clelland and Daryl Veltman scored two each.

The final score was 14-6. Shots were 61-45 for Burnaby. Eric Penney made 45 saves.

The game's three star were:

  1. Scott Jones
  2. Robert Church
  3. Dylan Kinnear

The official gamesheet can be found here.

These photos were taken by Garrett James. An album of his photos from this game can be found here.