The Langley Eagles took flight at Twin Rinks in Chilliwack earlier this month.
The Eagles captured the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association midget tier one banner after taking top spot in the PCAHA's final four tournament, that ran March 2-4.
The Eagles opened the tournament with a 4-3 loss to Seafair.
Rylan Hunt, Jeremy Lagler, and Quinncy Leroux scored power play goals for the Eagles.
In their second game, the Eagles played strong defence in a 3-1 victory over Cloverdale.
Lagler scored shorthanded for the Eagles. Levi Stuart and Brandon Inwood scored on the power play.
In their final game, a 5-3 win over Semiahmoo, Leroux scored twice, including one on the power play. Carsen Petersen also tallied twice for Langley while Jordan Gracie notched a shorthanded marker.
The winner of the March 4 match-up between Langley and Semiahmoo won the PCAHA championship and with that distinction, would earn a berth in the provincials, hosted by Abbotsford March 17-21.
The loser was finished for the season.
"The game was without a doubt one of the best games we have been involved in all season," Eagles head coach Ron Leroux said. "We never trailed in the game."
Gracie opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal midway through the first period. It was the only goal of the frame.
Petersen added a power play goal seven minutes into the second period.
Semiahmoo answered with a power play goal two minutes later.
Leroux scored another power play goal with two minutes left in the period.
On a clean ice surface, Semiahmoo came out strong in the third period, but it was Petersen who scored three minutes into the frame to make it 4-1 for the Eagles.
Semiahmoo responded with a pair of power play goals midway through the third to make the contest interesting down the stretch.
A minute after a Langley timeout, Leroux scored an even strength goal to cap the scoring.
Semiahmoo was relentless the rest of the way but Kurt Klimek was spectacular in net, Ron Leroux said.
The secret to the Eagles' success is team unity, Leroux added.
"We have a very workmanlike team with all 15 skaters and two goalies contributing to every victory," he said.
After the Eagles lost their final four opener - the team's first loss since Dec 15, a span of 15 games - Leroux told the players in the dressing room that they controlled their own destiny.
"The rest of the season was up to them," he said to his players. "We, as coaches, could not do what is needed."
Leroux said the Eagles responded with two of strongest team games that he has had the privilege of coaching this season.
Eagles' captain Brandon Inwood played the entire tournament with a severe charley horse and was, Leroux said, "a real leader out there."
The Eagles are preparing for the provincials at MSA Arena in Abbotsford.
"I feel very good about our chances in provincials but not over confident by any means," Leroux said. "This is a fantastic group of players, the on-ice chemistry is very good, and they should be very proud of what they have accomplished so far this season."
Langley's schedule is:
March 17, 10:30 a.m. vs. Abbotsford (host)
March 18, 8 a.m. vs. Comox Valley, and 5 p.m. vs. Cloverdale
March 19, 2 p.m. vs. Prince George
March 20, 11 a.m. vs. Kelowna
The championship final is March 20 at 8 p.m.