A first star relief performance from Ladner’s Brody Harris led the Shooting Eagles to a come-from-behind win in Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) West action on the weekend at the Langley Events Centre.
The former Delta Junior “A” Islanders standout made a number of key saves, including a breakaway in the final minute, as the Eagles rallied for 13-11 victory over the Black Fish to pull into a tie for second place.
Harris entered the contest with his team trailing 5-1 in the second period.
“Just trying to keep your head in the game while sitting on the bench. You can go in at any time; just trying to stay focused and be ready,” Harris said about not letting the deficit grow any larger in his 32-save performance. “I just wanted to shut the door and give our guys a chance to get the offence going.”
“He came in and won the game for us,” added Shooting Eagles coach Adam Smith, who said the change from Thomas Ungaro to Harris – the teams’ No. 1 goalie -- was less about performance and more about trying to light a fire under his own squad.
Former Delta Islanders captain Mark Yingling and Ladner Pioneers’ veteran Spencer Bromley each had hat tricks for the Eagles. Bromley leads the league in goals with 19 while Yingling is second in points with 27.
As the official affiliate of the National Lacrosse League, ALL West is in its third season operating out of Langley with four teams.