The Langley Jr. Thunder is piling up wins of late.
The Jr. Thunder won its third consecutive game after out-scoring the visiting Burnaby Lakers 14-10 Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre.
After starting the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League season at 1-4, the Jr. Thunder is now 4-4 and in a three-way tie for fourth place, along with Port Coquitlam and Victoria, in the BCJALL standings.
Coming off an upset of the undefeated Coquitlam Adanacs on May 23, the Jr.
Thunder continued its winning ways, powered by a three goal, four assist outing from Brett Dobray and a four-goal effort from James Rahe.
With 17 markers, Dobray is now tied for the league goal-scoring lead, joining three others snipers.
Brandon Bull, who has been averaging four points a game since joining the team in mid-May, scored once and added four helpers for the Jr. Thunder.
Other Jr. Thunder goal-getters included Nick Stone (with two), William Vanden Hooven, Adam Will, Matt Messenger, and Nathan Henare.
"I thought we came out flat, still relishing the win from last week [over Coquitlam] but as the game progressed the intensity picked up and we were better for it," Jr. Thunder head coach Dave Wilfong said.
The second period was the difference maker. The Jr. Thunder scored five goals to Burnaby's two in the middle frame.
The Jr. Thunder will be looking to make it four wins in a row Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Game time between the Jr. Thunder and Nanaimo Timbermen is 5 p.m.
On Sunday, the Jr. Thunder visit the Burnaby Lakers at Bill Copeland Arena starting at 7 p.m.
The Lakers and Timbermen are the bottom two teams in the eight-team BCJALL, and the Jr. Thunder would like nothing better than to put some separation in the standings between themselves and their weekend opponents.
Wilfong said Tuesday's triumph was a good result, especially considering the Jr. Thunder has strung together its first three-game win streak in its history.
"We are learning how to win and how to carry that win over to the next game," Wilfong said. "The process of knowing how to win and maintaining that execution and intensity is something we're working on all the time, now."