Shooting Eagles offence takes flight after slow start

by Gary Ahuja

Garrett Winter scored three times as the Shooting Eagles erased an early deficit to win their sixth straight game, edging the Grizzlies 15-14 in Arena Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on February 22. Gary Ahuja LEC photo

After a slow start which saw them score just twice in the opening 21:32, the top offence in the Arena Lacrosse League West Division took flight.

The Shooting Eagles – who trailed 8-2 in the second quarter – outscored the Grizzlies 13-6 the rest of the way for a 15-14 win on Wednesday night (February 22) at Langley Events Centre. The victory was a sixth-straight for the team as they sit in first place at 9-4. The Grizzlies lost for a seventh straight game as their record felt to 4-9.

Mark Yingling was the game’s first star after leading the offence with six goals and eight points. He now also leads the West in points with 66. With Bromley scoring the sock trick, Spencer Bromley finished with a goal and five helpers and was the second star. Dylan Lacroix (2+3) and Coady Adamson (1+4) each had five points and Garrett Winter (3+1) finished with four. Adam Noakes and Conner Davidson scored once apiece. Thomas Ungaro made 42 saves on 56 shots.

Sekawnee Baker and Drew Kask both had two goals and four points to lead the Grizzlies while Pearson Willis had a hat trick and four points. Connor Whyte (2+1), Braydon Laity (1+2), Nash Moog (1+2), Erik Maas (1+1), Jack Margetson (1+0) and Tyler Garrison (1+0) rounded out the scoring for the Grizzlies.

Brayden Wandler finished with 29 saves.