Thunder roll Richmond for back-to-back wins

by Owen Munro

Langley Thunder have gone from goal-starved to back-to-back offensive eruptions.

Forty-eight hours after posting 17 goals, the Junior Tier 1 lacrosse team wasn’t quite as potent, but still racked up another 14 goals to rout the Richmond Roadrunners 14-3.

The two squads faced off in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on Tuesday night at Langley Events Centre with the Thunder improving to 2-2 while Richmond saw their record even up at 3-3-1.

The Roadrunners took a slim 2-1 lead into the first intermission. But given multiple opportunities on the power play in the middle frame, the Thunder made the visitors pay, posting seven goals (five on the power play) in a nine-minute span.

The offensive catalyst on the game was Trevayne Hunter, who scored five in that decisive second period and added one more in the third to complete the sock trick. Hunter’s return to the line-up in Sunday’s 17-4 demolition of the Burnaby Lakers (he had two goals and four assists) has coincided with the Thunder posting 31 goals over their last two games. By comparison, Langley struggled with a combined 11 goals in the first two games of the season, both losses.

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