New Westminster teams took a bit of a beating at the Jack Crosby memorial all-star novice lacrosse tournament.
New West's Tier 1 and 2 teams both failed to win a game at the 27th annual Crosby all-star showcase.
The A1 advanced Salmonbellies lost 84 in the crossover playdowns to third-place Port Coquitlam on Saturday.
The A2 'Bellies dropped all five of their Tier 2 outings, including a narrow 5-4 defeat to Coquitlam Bronze.
The novice Lakers, fourth-place pool finishers in the advanced Tier 1 division, improved upon last season's finish, upsetting Port Coquitlam 7-4 in the bronze-medal final at Burnaby Lake Arena on Sunday.
Burnaby won the advanced Tier 1 division at the 2005 Crosby competition.
Markus Klarich had a strong game for Burnaby, scoring two back-to-back goals in the third period, while assisting on the 2-1 go-ahead marker by Anthony Vargas early in the middle frame.
Nathan Chua upped the score to 4-1 on a four-on-one break before PoCo took advantage of the Lakers' tired legs and closed the deficit to a single goal just before the interval.
But despite starting the final period on a five-minute penalty kill, a refreshed bunch of Lakers, led by goal scorer Julian Vargas, tallied the game-winning goal shorthanded in the 44th minute on MVP allstar goalie Stuart Phillips.
But The Record player of the game was at the opposite end of the floor in the uniform of first-year goalie Jackson Murphy-Johnson.
Murphy-Johnson, who had never played goal prior to this season, stopped numerous PoCo shots, including a breakaway attempt by Jordan Bahowrie midway through the second period.
PoCo came into the consolation final following a narrow 7-6 loss to eventual silver medallist Coquitlam Gold the night before.
On the other hand, Burnaby's short bench proved no match against the defending Crosby gold medallist, Oakville Hawks, coming into the bronze final as the underdog after losing 15-5 in the other semi.
Burnaby did it with teamwork, despite having little more than two complete units to call on during the four-day competition.
"We have some really good goal scorers, but we had some goal scorers who scored some goals they don't normally do," Murphy-Johnson added.
The novice Lakers also had a backstopper who took it upon himself to step up when the team's regular goalie could not start the season.
"Before our first game, I said to myself, 'I should be in goal' and the coach said I was good," said Murphy-Johnson.
In the gold-medal final at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre, Oakville won its second straight Crosby title, nearly doubling Coquitlam Gold 15-8.
All-star Ryan Brooks and Owen Sage both scored hat tricks and registered two assists in the title win for the Ontario visitors.
Austin Ducommun of New Westminster was named a Tier 1 MVP allstar.
In Tier 2, Nanaimo got by Kamloops 5-3 in the gold-medal final, while Saanich took the bronze with an 11-2 victory over Ridge Meadows. Ben Soenen of New West was named an all-star.
Cowichan Valley won the Tier 3 title with a resounding 12-2 win over Surrey. North Shore took third over host Burnaby.