Vinh Bui of Portland was the recipient of a goal from a great sky from his teammate.
Tyler Chan of Boston Whitecaps, validated his first MLU game was no fluke. In his 3rd pro game, he again scored 4 goals… and added 2 assists. At this pace, he is on his way to becoming Rookie of the Year. With the Whitecaps down 4 with only 2 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter they scored 4 goals. This run included a remarkable three consecutive scores by Tyler Chan, who teammate Adrian Banerji described as “a complete animal. We had to score fast and we can rely on hucking to Tyler when we need to.”
Fellow teammate and rookie defenseman Victor Luo was frustrated with their defense “We couldn’t convert on our D’s against Philadelphia in the first quarter, and that cost us later in the game. But we’ll be using this as motivation to come out strong against New York next weekend,”
After the game, Chan stated that “the team worked hard, but needed to make a stronger showing earlier in the game.” Several of his teammates echoed the same sentiment, and expressed their frustration that they had exhibited some incredible offensive ability, but only when they were badly behind. Tyler Chan continued to solidify his reputation as potential Rookie of the Year, exhibiting impressive offensive ability and lethal deep cuts.
Nick Hirannet also had a big game. The Spinners were able to put the Whitecaps away when captains Trey Katzenbach (1 goal, 2 assists) and Nick Hirannet (4 goals, 3 assists) were able to connect in the corner of the endzone for a final score of 22-21.
Highlights of Tyler Chan, Leon Chow, and Nick Hirannet’s game-winner.
Barrs Lang did not have a huge statistical game against the San Jose Spiders, as he did not have alot of opportunities partly due to the handlers uncharacteristically dropping a lot of passes. He did have two highlight reel diving catches for goals.