Eagles win in Abby

The Langley atom A4 Eagles are three-for-three when it comes to recent tournament play.

The high-flying Eagles continued their impressive run of tourney victories by capturing their third consecutive championship, this time at the Abbotsford atom rep tournament that ran Dec 27-29.

Langley got off to a slow start, falling 5-0 to Abbotsford A3 Hawks before bouncing back with a gritty 6-5 win over the Portland Jr. A Hawks on Dec. 27.

The following day, the Eagles downed Aldergrove A1 7-2 and the Cowichan Capitals 6-1.

The local atoms finished second in round-robin play, and faced Portland again in the semifinals.

Late in the second period of that game, the Eagles trailed by three, 4-1, but rallied in a big way by out-scoring the Americans 6-1 the rest of the way to win 7-5.

This win vaulted the Eagles into the final, where they faced the undefeated Abbotsford A3s.

With only a short break between the games, the Eagles found extra energy, and played a strong all-around game to blank the host team 4-0 to be crowned Tier 3 champions.  

“The kids battled hard against Portland, and showed great determination to fight back from a three-goal deficit. They never gave up and played as a strong cohesive team that has trust in each other. The boys carried their momentum into the final to take home gold,” Eagles head coach Gary Bowsher said. “Winning three tournaments in a row is definitely an impressive record.”

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