Saskatchewan Rush put hurt on the Vancouver Stealth Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

Stealth fall despite home court in Langley Saturday

The Langley-based lacrosse team was bumped out of their playoff position this weekend, but hope to battle back against Calgary next week.

They’re down, but not out of the playoff – completely.

A late in the game comeback wasn’t enough to snatch victory from the Saskatchewan when they visited Langley Events Centre this weekend.

The Langley-based Vancouver Stealth lost to the Saskatchewan Rush Saturday night by the score of 16-12.

Rhys Duch started the game off on the right foot scoring the opening goal of the contest in the opening minute.

After that, however, Saskatchewan (10-4) scored eight of the next 11 goals.

Then, in the second half, Vancouver stayed on pace with the Rush scoring eight goals in the final 30 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to recover the game.

In the loss, Vancouver was led by Cory Conway who had one goal and six assists for his most prolific outing in a Stealth uniform.

And, Duch added three goals and four assists, while Joel McCready was playing through the front gate for the second game in a row and scored three goals and three assists in the loss.

“We played a real decent last 20 minutes. I thought our compete level was a lot higher, we challenged ourselves and got a little gritty, but we need to do that for sixty minutes,” said assistant general manager and head coach Jamie Batley.

“They did exactly what we thought they would do.”

Meanwhile, the Calgary Roughnecks were victorious in their Saturday night game – which leapfrogged them into the final playoff position, bumping out the Stealth.

The Stealth are currently 6-9 in the season.

Next Saturday, April 15, the teams will battle for a playoff game when Calgary visits the Langley Events Centre.

“We need to be grittier and hit harder, we can’t let teams run through our middle,” Batley said.

“Offensively, the last five or six games we have been protecting well against our opposition’s transition and we need to get back to that and refocus our game heading into next week’s game against Calgary.”

Saturday’s game is themed Lacrosse on the Move night, where any youth wearing a minor lacrosse jersey gets inside the Langley Events Centre for free with a paying adult. The game will also be the jersey giveaway night where fans can bid on game-worn player jerseys with all proceeds going to the Lacrosse on the Move Fund.

Spectators can bid on the jerseys.

Tickets for the game are available at the Langley Events Centre Box Office at 604-882-8800 or Ticket

Just Posted

Painful Truth: No one person can save our world

What will save the world is countless numbers of people doing their part.

LETTER: Langley/Surrey shortchanged on transit for Vancouver

Funding to get SkyTrain to Langley City could come from not undergrounding Vancouver’s extension.

LETTER: Area letter writer puts Trump government shutdown in perspective

A Maple Ridge letter writer is critical of Hillary Clinton’s comments about the shutdown.

LETTER: Langley man believes immigrants get too many taxpayer resources

A letter writer says seniors, veterans and others deserve funds before newcomers.

Our View: Langley indebted to longtime MP

MP Mark Warawa has devoted several years to public service.

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

RECALL: Salmon Village Salmon Nuggets

Customers warned not to eat product due to possible Listeria contamination

More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall

Plastic doll contains levels of phthalates over allowable limit and may pose chemical hazard

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Parents in this B.C. city can no longer opt kids out of class for personal beliefs

Change comes as part of ‘big overhaul’ of school district’s learning resources policy approved by board

BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018

Nearly 2,000 people reported scams to the utility, as they continue to be more common

Good news: Peak flu season over in B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says that while peak season is over, rates remain high this time of year

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

Most Read