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.
â€œThe 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,â€ Eagles head coach Gary Bowsher said. â€œWinning three tournaments in a row is definitely an impressive record.â€