Roadrunners topple 1st place Adanacs for 6th straight win

Third place Richmond close out regular season with two big home games

It was a statement win for the red-hot Richmond Roadrunners with the B.C. Junior “B” Tier 1 Lacrosse League playoffs just around the corner.

Zach McMinn’s second of the night with 43 seconds left in overtime lifted the Roadrunners (10-5-1) to a huge 10-9 overtime victory over the first place Adanacs (14-3-0) on Friday in Coquitlam. 

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It was their sixth straight win and moved them into sole possession of third place with two key home games remaining at Minoru Arenas against the fourth place Delta Islanders (10-5-0) on Wednesday (8 p.m.) and a rematch with Coquitlam July 7 (4 p.m.).

Ryan Jensen’s hat trick goal with 56 seconds left in regulation time forced the 10-minute non-sudden death overtime frame. 

Jaden Bourne gave Richmond the lead with 5:44 remaining before the Adanacs answered less then a minute later — setting the stage for McMinn’s heroics.

Jensen added two assists for a five point night. Stuart Ahara, Thomas Dickinson, Jordan Roberts and Tyler Moxin also scored. Riku Jokela was outstanding in net with 52 saves as Richmond outshot the hosts 69-61.

Two nights earlier at Minoru, Brock Jung’s power play with 3:56 remaining provided the difference in a 9-8 win over Maple Ridge.

Liam O’Connor and Roberts each scored twice. Josh Bourne, Mitchell Ely, Jaden Leach and Ahara had the others. Jensen had four assists.

Jokela made 34 saves.

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