Third period comeback attempt dries up for Sun Devils in Calgary

By Scott Roblin
April 28, 2019 - 4:42pm

CALGARY, AB – Noah Weimer continued his red-hot start to the 2019 Rockey Mountain Lacrosse League season on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to give the Medicine Hat Sun Devils their first win of the year.

Weimer led all players on Sunday with a four-goal performance, but a Sun Devils comeback attempt fell just short against the host Calgary Axemen.

After Weimer opened the scoring just over two minutes into the game, the Axemen responded with two goals courtesy of Dylan McQuarrie and Ben Loschuk.

Weimer was able to tie up the game at 2-2 just a few minutes later, however Calgary was quick to open the floodgates with four goals in just over five minutes from Phil Moroney, Silas McAdam-Sasakamoose, and Hunter Dairon.

On the power play, Medicine Hat’s Tegan Rogal fired home his first of the season to cut the gap to 6-3 with 1:34 left in the first period.

Medicine Hat came out slow in the second period however, as the Axemen put four goals from Kyle Thomas, Nathan Romphf, and Moroney past Tyson McCormick to take a stranglehold on the game.

Down by a 10-3 count, the Sun Devils once again closed out the period with a goal from Aidan McLean to pull within six goals.

Over the course of the third period, Medicine Hat was slowly able to chip away at the deficit though, led off by a marker from Izaak Loran 2:36 into the frame.

That was followed by two more goals from Weimer to make it a 10-7 contest with the Sun Devils buzzing, but Calgary picked up a big insurance goal from Michael McCutcheon shortly after.

The Sun Devils made it 11-8 in the final 30 seconds with a marker from Loran, but they would end up losing their second game of the weekend to the Axemen.

McLean led Medicine Hat with five points on the afternoon, while Loran and Weimer tied for second in team scoring with four points each.

With the loss, the Sun Devils fall to 0-2 to begin the season and will look for their first win of the year on May 4 against the Axemen at 6:30 pm at the Moose Recreation Centre.

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