Black Fish rally, stun Grizzlies

by Gary Ahuja

Chase McIntyre scored a hat trick -- including the game-winner -- as the Black Fish defeated the Grizzlies 11-10 in Arena Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on December 11. Gary Ahuja LEC photo

Trailing 10-6 with just under 10 minutes remaining, the Black Fish stunned the Grizzlies with 5 consecutive goals for the 11-10 victory on Sunday afternoon at Langley Events Centre.

The Black Fish improved to 2-3 while the Grizzlies are 3-2 in the Arena Lacrosse League West Division standings.

The 5-0 Black Fish run came in a span of 3:24 with Drew Kask, Brian Gillis and Jordan Roberts scoring to pull the team within a goal before Chase McIntyre potted a pair, the second of which came on the power play.

McIntyre and Roberts each had hat tricks with Ryan Jones leading all scorers with 1 goal and 6 points. Kask (2+2), Gillis (1+2) and Ari Stevens (1+0) also found the back of the net. Matt Hills made 33 saves in goal for the Black Fish.

Grizzlies’ goaltender Brandon Humphrey was full value for his third-star selection, making 54 saves as his team was outshot 65-43.

Sekawnee Baker led the offence with 4 goals. Mitch McDole (1+3), Erik Maas (1+2), Pearson Willis (2+1), Jake Stott (1+2) and Connor Whyte (1+0) also had goals.