'Bellies beat Burnaby in low-scoring affair

New Westminster held to just eight goals by last-place Lakers

The junior A New Westminster Salmonbellies were held to single figures but still managed to hand Burnaby its ninth consecutive B.C. Junior Lacrosse League game.

The Salmonbellies defeated the visiting Lakers 8-3 at Queen’s Park Arena on Tuesday.

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Alex Bohl opened the scoring early in the first period.

Burnaby’s Tyler Kirkby tied the contest later in the frame. He also assisted on Jordan Lashar’s second of the season midway through the middle period that lifted the Lakers to within a goal of New West at 3-2.

But Carter Dickson sparked a 4-0 New Westminster third period with his hat-trick goal in the early going and backed that up with his fourth of the game six minutes later.

Earlier, Dickson tallied the game-winner on a second-period power play. Dickson potted his first of the game late in the opening period that gave the junior ’Bellies a 2-1 first-period lead.

Graham Husick, a recent pickup from the Salmonbellies in a one-for-one trade for fellow goalie Steven Mayervich, was among the busiest of all the Lakers, kicking out 53 shots on goal for a sparkling 0.869 save percentage.

Tyler Landry made 26 saves in goal for the junior ’Bellies.

New West improved its record to 5-4 at the midway mark of the season.

New West is off to Vancouver Island for a date with the 3-5-0 Nanaimo Timbermen on Saturday. The junior Salmonbellies are back at Queen’s Park Arena on Tuesday, hosting the Port Coquitlam Saints. Game time is 8 p.m.Bottom of Form

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