The Mission Cedar Kings opened the WCSCLL with a 7-6 win on Saturday over Ladner. (Sarah Graham photo)

Mission Cedar Kings open season with win

Lacrosse team kicks off WCSCLL campaign with victory over Ladner

The Mission Cedar Kings opened the West Central Senior C Lacrosse League with a dramatic comeback win on Saturday.

The club opened the season against the Ladner Pioneers in Port Coquitlam, and earned a 7-6 win.

Ladner hopped out to a 2-0 lead early, but Mission knotted the game at two after the first period.

The Pioneers took over in the second period, taking a 4-2 lead into the third period and then were up 6-2 early into the final frame.

Mission turned it on from there, tallying five consecutive goals, including the winning goal with just 6.2 seconds remaining.

The Cedar Kings were led by newcomer Wylan Malowany, who scored a team-high three goals and added one assist.

It was the first-ever appearance in senior lacrosse for Malowany, who prior to Saturday hadn’t set foot on the lacrosse court in over seven years.

Mission also got goals from Tony Corbin, Gavan Sand, Russ Heard and Benton Graham.

Mission’s Jim Nishiyama collected three assists, equaling the three helpers also recorded by Corbin and Sand. Heard also contributed with a pair of assists.

Cedar Kings goalie Jeff Lissimore was strong between the pipes, making 35 saves in the win.

Mission next takes on the Burnaby Lakers on Saturday at 5:45 p.m. in Port Coquitlam.

The Lakers opened the season with an 8-3 loss to the North Shore Indians.

Following the game against Burnaby, the Cedar Kings take one week off for Easter break and then return to the floor to take on the Queensborough River Rats.

That game occurs on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Port Coquitlam.

For more on the team and the league, visit wcsll.teamopolis.com.

Just Posted

PHOTOS:Menopause rhe Musical comes to Mission

Comedy plays to a full house at the Clarke Theatre

Mission theatre troupe presents Age of Arousal

Opening Nite Theatre Society tackles thought-provoking Canadian play

Mission mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing had help from an Abbotsford law firm

Cougar sighting by Mission’s Hillside Traditional keeps kids inside

Students had to be picked up by parents at end of day as a precaution

Deroche Elementary students release 40,000 salmon fry

Fish were placed in the stream running through the school’s property, on its way to the Fraser River

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

Police say ‘no major incidents’ at 4/20, Vancouver Park Board assessing

The first smoke-out held since legalization saw 60,000 people at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach

VIDEO: Langley firefighters spend hours battling blaze in vacant home

Cause of the late-night fire in Willoughby is still under investigation

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

RCMP looking for witnesses to four-vehicle crash in Burnaby

Police suspect impaired driving was a contributing factor

Nominations sought for the Women of Mission Program

Mission Community Archives is accepting nominations until April 30

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Most Read