Last night: Blowouts across the country

Shawn Williams had 8 points to lead Brooklin in a romp over Brampton. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Shawn Williams had 8 points to lead Brooklin in a romp over Brampton. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

In a season that has seen plenty of close games, Wednesday was a night for a pair of blowouts in Major Series Lacrosse and the Western Lacrosse Association. The Brooklin Redmen regained a share of first place in MSL by thumping the Brampton Excelsiors 15-3 while the Langley Thunder moved within a game of the lead in the WLA by pounding the Nanaimo Timbermen 14-5.

In Brooklin, the Redmen led 7-3 after two periods then really opened up the throttle with an 8-0 third frame. Shawn Williams scored 2 goals and 6 assists and five other players had at least 3 points each, including Kiel Matisz with 2 goals and 2 assists and John Lafontaine with 2 goals and 1 assist. Steve Fryer stopped 23 of the 26 shots he faced to earn the win. Joe Resetarits was the only multi-point scorer with 2 goals and an assist for Brampton, which falls to 1-5.

Langley spread the scoring more evenly over all three periods, winning the first 5-2, the second 6-2 and the third 3-1. Athan Iannucci and Shayne Jackson each scored twice and added 3 assists for the Thunder. Brandon Goodwin and Kerry Susheski added 2 goals each. Brodie MacDonald played the first two periods and made 20 saves on 24 shots. Matt Morehouse was almost perfect in the third, allowing just 1 goal on 10 shots. Five different players replied with single goals for Nanaimo, who sits in last place with a 1-6 record.

MSL
Brooklin 15, Brampton 3 (box score)

WLA
Langley 14, Nanaimo 5 (box score)

BCJALL
Coquitlam 14, Port Coquitlam 8 (box score)

OLA Jr A
Orangeville 14, St. Catharines 6 (box score)
Burlington 17, Toronto 6 (box score)

OLA Jr B
Markham 8, Orillia 7 (box score)
Newmarket 9, Mississauga 5 (box score)
Nepean 14, Gloucester 10 (box score)
Windsor 11, London 10 (box score)
Niagara 23, Hamilton 6 (box score)
Wallaceburg 15, Point Edward 12 (box score)

Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at stamplax@hotmail.com.

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