The defending B.C. champion Langley Thunder rumbled to another provincial title last weekend (Feb. 15-17).
Langley finished with a 4-1 record to win the provincial field lacrosse U19 tier one title at Willoughby Community Park.
The Thunder beat the Nanaimo Raiders 13-8 in Sunday's championship game, avenging its only loss of the tournament. Langley had lost 11-9 to Nanaimo in its final round robin game.
During its run to the final, the Thunder defeated Delta 1312, Coquitlam 6-3, and New Westminster 10-7.
The Thunder's round robin record automatically put the host team in the gold medal game.
The three other teams in its tier one division were tied with 2-2 records after the round robin.
The Warrior Sports Canada Most Valuable Player award selections in the U19 tier one division was Langley goaltender Ryley Brown.
"He was amazing and every bit worth being MVP," said Thunder coach Bryan Poole, regarding Brown.
Poole, who was named top coach in the division, said he had a great group of players to work with.
"We really played as a team," he said. "Every guy contributed and every guy played, which showed the depth of our team. It was amazing. It worked out great."
At one point of the final, the Thunder had a 10-goal lead and between the second and third quarters, Langley went on a nine-goal run, Poole noted.
This was the Thunder's second consecutive gold medal, after winning last year in Coquitlam.
Offensively, the Thunder was led by its big three: Brett Dobray, Johnny Pearson, and Reece Callies, who are all future NCAA players.
Callies in particular, Poole said, "was unreal."
"He faces off for us, scores goals, he does it all," Poole said. "He's awesome. It wasn't just a few of the players, though, they all deserved credit. They all elevated their game."
The U19 tier one tourney was held simultaneously at Willoughby Community Park, along with the provincial U19 tier two tournament and B.C. U12 and U15 girls championships.
At the U19 level, 13 teams from Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Interior and Prince George competed for supremacy.
In the U19 tier two division, the Victoria Titans clipped the Ridge Meadows Burrards 12-11 in the championship game.
In the B.C. girls U15 final, Coquitlam edged Ridge Meadows 10-9.
Langley lost 12-8 to New Westminster in that division's bronze medal match-up.
The provincial U12 girls champion is New Westminster, which defeated Burnaby/Ridge Meadows 8-3 in the final.
Coquitlam took the U12 girls B.C. bronze medal after outlasting Port Coquitlam 13-12 in double overtiime.
Langley's U12 girls team earned the Subway Team Sportsmanship award.
As well, Langley has another award winner in Patricia Keizer, who received the BCLA Volunteer Award.