Tony Malcom (Jack Dempsey photo)

Final minutes decide Mammoth victory over Langley’s lacrosse stars

A nail-biting loss in Colorado sends Vancouver Stealth back home to prepare for the Georgia Swarm.

It was decided in the final 31 seconds of the game.

The Langley-based Vancouver Stealth fell to the Mammoth by just one last-minute point, 14-13, in Colorado last night.

The Stealth opened the first game of their back-to-backs this weekend in Denver.

They started their match against the Colorado Mammoth down several key players including Justin Salt and Tye Belanger to injuries, Travis Cornwall who was placed on the “physically unable to perform list,” Logan Schuss who was added to the “short-term hold out list,” and Joel McCready who was suspended due to a fight dating back to Jan. 6.

But the holes in the line up did not hamper Vancouver early in the game.

Corey Small had a hat trick by the second quarter to help put the Stealth up 7-5 at the half.

Tony Malcom completed his hat trick in the third quarter ushering in a 10-9 lead for the Stealth after 45 minutes, but a back-and-forth final frame saw the Mammoth get the game winning goal with 31 seconds remaining for a 14-13 final score.

In the loss, Rhys Duch had one goal and six assists, Small continued his hot hand finishing the night with four goals and five assists, rookie Casey Jackson chipped in with his first NLL goal and assist and Tony Malcom played his best game as a member of the Stealth scoring four goals.

“It is frustrating to drop the game when you are up one or two goals in the final quarter. We need to close those games out. This game was a stinger,” said Tony Malcom.

“It is great that I was able to score four goals and hopefully this is key in building some confidence, but we need to get back out there and focus on winning. Tomorrow is going to be a great game to come out and watch for the fans, Georgia has a lot of talented players, but I think we match up against them really well.”

Vancouver will not have much time to think about last night’s game, as they took a morning flight back to the Lower Mainland before welcoming the NLL Champions, the Georgia Swarm tonight at Langley Events Centre.

Tickets to Saturday night’s game are still available at StealthLAX.com.

Just Posted

Blind Langley man protests treatment by grocery store

Matt Salli said he wants the store to contribute to a local charity.

Letter: Many funders of new Langley Hospice centre

The Langley Hospice Society wants to clarify who “owns” hospice.

Langley Mounties celebrate civilian volunteers

RCMP officers applauded the volunteers who make their jobs easier.

Surrey Knights hockey team owners seek $250,000 for alleged discrimination

Claims have not been proven before BC Human Rights Tribunal and respondents deny the allegations

Stage 1 watering restrictions to kick in two weeks early

As of May 1, Metro Vancouver residents can only water lawns two days a week instead of three

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren’t surrounding the election

VIDEO: Smokers talk pot rules at annual 4-20 event

Annual pot protest-meets-festival in Vancouver attracted hundreds to vendors, concert

New funds, recruits set to alleviate B.C. sheriff shortage

The Government of British Columbia announced new sheriff graduates, funding for more classes

Video: RCMP investigation gets a deer little photobomb

Princeton RCMP were conducting a drug investigation in Princeton which a deer strolled through

Farnworth says five years too long for feds to deal with organized crime in medical pot

Needs to be dealt with much sooner than that, B.C. Public Safety Minister says

UPDATED: Unions, CP Rail come to agreement, avoiding work stoppage

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

B.C. court relies on Facebook to track down missing defendant

A court in Princeton, B.C. relied on Facebook to track down a B.C. missing his court date

Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island

Police “put the grab” on pig before it can cross the highway on Vancouver Island

Most Read