Langley Thunder punch Mann Cup ticket with win tonight over New Westminster Salmonbellies

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The Langley Thunder can lock within the host berth for the Mann Cup Senior A nationwide championship sequence with a victory tonight.

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Langley carries a 3-2 lead on the New Westminster Salmonbellies within the best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Affiliation finals into Sport 6 this night (7:30 p.m.) on the Langley Occasions Centre.

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Sport 7, if obligatory, can be Tuesday at Queen’s Park Area.

The winner of the WLA hosts the Ontario champion Six Nations Chiefs within the best-of-seven Mann Cup starting Sept. 8.

Langley coach Curt Malawsky, who doubles as coach of the Vancouver Warriors within the wintertime Nationwide Lacrosse League, advised reporters after Sport 5: “We now have loads of guys which have gained loads of championships however the hardest one to get is the final one, so we’ve work to do nonetheless.” 

Langley and New Westminster each have stacked offences. The Thunder characteristic Curtis Dickson, Dane Dobbie, Robert Church and Connor Robinson. The Salmonbellies counter with Mitch Jones, Keegan Bal, Will Malcom, Haiden Dickson and Kevin Crowley. They’re all prime scorers within the winter with their varied NLL groups.

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Even with that, the sequence has been dominated of late by defences and goaltenders Frank Scigliano of Langley and Zach Higgins of New Westminster.

The Thunder gained Sport 5 on Thursday at Queen’s Park by a 6-4 depend. They took Sport 4 in extra time 6-5 Tuesday on the LEC.

Six Nations is loaded with names acquainted to lacrosse followers as nicely, with the likes of Lyle Thompson, Austin Staats and former Maple RIdge Burrard Ben McIntosh.

Ontario groups have gained 14 of the previous 15 Mann Cups. The host Peterborough Lakers wanted seven video games final 12 months to get previous Langley.

A Decrease Mainland staff hasn’t gained a Mann Cup for the reason that 2001 Coquitlam Adanacs.


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