LANGLEY, B.C. — Pat Saunders and Shawn Evans both scored four goals as the New England Black Wolves routed the Vancouver Stealth 17-7 on Saturday night in National Lacrosse League play.
Kyle Buchanan had a hat trick while Shane MacDonald struck twice for the Black Wolves (1-0). Ryan Hotaling, Brett Manney, Kevin Crowley and Kevin Buchanan also chipped in.
Rhys Duch had a pair of goals for Vancouver (0-1), which also got goals from Garrett Billings, Corey Small, Travis Cornwall, Joel McCready and Tyler Garrison.
Evan Kirk made 49 saves for the win in net. Eric Penney started for the Stealth and took the loss after kicking out 21-of-33 shots in 35:37. Chris Levis came on in relief to make 17 saves.
New England scored twice on four power plays, with Vancouver going 3 for 5.
The Canadian Press