The Richmond Roadrunners are hoping to be back on top of the B.C. Intermediate "A" Lacrosse League standings after a pair of upcoming weekend games against Vancouver Island opponents.
The Roadrunners (7-1) are back in action Saturday when they travel to Nanaimo to take on the the 1-8 Timbermen. The boys then return home Sunday afternoon (2 p.m.) for a huge encounter with the first place (8-1) Victoria Shamrocks. It will be the first of two meetings between the teams this season, with the return match slated for June 29 at Bear Mountain Arena.
Richmond tuned up for the showdown with a hard-fought 8-5 home floor win over the Coquitlam Adanacs last week. The difference was a big second period for the hosts which saw them outscore the Adanacs 5-1.
Joshua McLaughlin paced the attack with three goals. Jonathan Carey scored twice, while singles went to Braeden Jensen, Nick Jensen and Pearson Willis. Tyler Vogrig chipped in with three assists while defensive standout Brad Hoffman added a pair.
Boxla Bits... It was a productive week for Roadrunners goaltender Ryland Hood who backstopped the Delta Islanders to a pair of wins in the B.C. Junior "A" Lacrosse League including a 43-save performance in an 8-6 win over the Langley Thunder. Hood then turned aside 40 shots in Saturday's 14-8 triumph against the Victoria Shamrocks.
Hoffman was also called up for the Victoria game and was Delta's top face-off man.
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