The Burnaby junior B Lakers gave a better account of themselves against Coquitlam but the result turned out the same.
For the second time in a week, Burnaby bowed to the first-place Coquitlam Adanacs, falling 11-7 at home in the West Coast Junior Lacrosse League on Saturday. Last week, the B Lakers were frustrated 12-4 by the junior A's at home.
At the Bill Copeland Sports Centre, Burnaby played the first and third periods even up. The difference was a seven-goal middle frame for Coquitlam.
Burnaby led 3-2 following the opening period, but lost its traction in the middle frame when outscored 7-1.
Kevan Galte led the juniors with two goals and two helpers. Aaron Roberts, Connor Pagnani and intermediate callup Aidan Milburn all helped out with a goal and one assist.
Cody Gilliam made 40 saves in goal for Burnaby.
On Monday, the B's got back on a winning footing, blasting the Surrey Rebels 14-4 in Cloverdale.
Milburn paced the juniors with three goals and one assist, while Pagnani also registered a hat trick.
Scott Petursson led all scorers with a six-point night, including a pair of goals. Aaron Roberts also scored twice. Galte chipped in with five helpers.
The win improved Burnaby's record to 10-4-1 good for third place in the West Coast league.
The Burnaby junior A Lakers' 13th straight loss was the unluckiest yet.
The failing franchise suffered its worst loss of the season Tuesday, falling 277 to the New Westminster Salmonbellies at Queen's Park Arena.
Burnaby was never in the contest, surrendering the game's first goal 17 seconds after the opening faceoff.
New Westminster piled on seven more goals to end the first period ahead 8-2.
The 'Bellies opened both the second and third periods in similar fashion, scoring quickly before half-a-minute had ticked off the score clock.
New Westminster out-scored Burnaby 11-3 in the middle frame.
Salmonbellie runners padded their scoring stats in the onslaught.
Josh Byrne leapfrogged Delta's Eli McLaughlin into second place in B.C. Junior Lacrosse League scoring, garnering a game-high 11 points, including six goals.
Anthony Malcom bolstered his five-plus point per game average with four goals and six assists.
Quinn Smith strengthened his hold on fifth place with an eight-point outing that included his fourth three-goal game of the year.
Seventeen-year-old Jeremy Bosher climbed into the top 10 in scoring with a seven-point outing, including his fifth league hat trick.
Kyle Dobbie also had a big game with four goals and three helpers for New West.
Peyton Lupul led the Lakers with two goals and two assists.
Burnaby will play host to Victoria on Sunday at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre at an early 5 p.m.
New Westminster will take on Coquitlam in a battle for first place at Queen's Park Arena on Saturday at 8 p.m.
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