The Richmond Roadrunners will open a best-of-three B.C. Junior “B” Tier One Lacrosse League quarter-final series against the Port Coquitlam Saints on Thursday night (8 p.m.) at Minoru Arenas.
The Saints (11-7-0) finished fourth and the No. 5 seed Roadrunners (10-7-1) were just a single point back. The series shifts to PoCo on Friday night and, if necessary, a deciding game would go on Sunday, also in PoCo.
The teams split a pair of league meetings, including an 11-7 Richmond win on June 19.
The Roadrunners closed out their regular season Sunday with a 12-8 home floor loss to the league-leading Coquitlam Adanacs.
Captain Josh Bourne paced the hosts with six points, including a hat trick. Liam O’Connor also scored three times while Brock Jung adding a pair.
With standout goalie Riku Jokela getting a rare day off, Jake Spare stepped in to make 44 saves.