Langley Eagles soar at Seafair

The Langley A2 Eagles flew to a perfect 5-0 record en route to winning the Tier II Ice Breaker Hockey Tournament.

The peewee tourney was hosted by Seafair, from Oct. 10-14 in Richmond.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Langley was not in a very giving mood, with the entire team playing well defensively, giving up only four goals in five games.

Offensively, Langley showed a very healthy appetite, filling the net 25 times with all forwards and defencemen making solid contributions.

In game one, played on Friday, Oct. 10 versus the Campbell River Tyee, Devon Wolfe scored late in the first period to harvest Langley’s first goal of the tournament.

Defenceman Malcolm Shields scored for Langley on a shot from just inside the blueline.

The Eagles prevailed 5-1, led by the strong goaltending of Cooper Giesbrecht, who was selected as Langley’s Player of the Game.

Game two was played on Saturday, Oct. 11 versus the Semiahmoo Ravens, with Langley winning 5-0.

Lleyton Shearon and MJ Roman put Langley up 2-0 and defencemen Cale Strasky and Jared Striker chipped in with one helper each.

Player of the Game for Langley was Keegan Maddocks, who recorded the shutout.

In game three on Sunday evening, while other kids were having Thanksgiving dinner at home, Langley players came together in the rink and prevailed over the Whitehorse Mustangs by a 6-1 score.

Tyler Carter, normally a defenceman, was moved to forward for this game and responded by opening the scoring for Langley in the first period.

Player of the game was forward Nicholas Cormack, who scored twice for the Eagles.

The semifinal game, played Monday at 7:15 a.m. in the morning versus the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies from Victoria, saw the Eagles continued their strong play as they posted a 6-2 win.

Eagles forward Trenton Ralph scored twice with Nicholas Danyluk adding a goal and three assists.

Returning from injury, forward Aiden Roy chipped in with a goal and an assist.

Player of the game for Langley was defenceman Alex Serraglio, who shut down the Grizzlies forwards the whole game.

In the championship final played later Monday morning, Langley faced off against the undefeated (4-0) tournament hosts, the Seafair Islanders of Richmond.

Midway through the first period, Liam Tanner opened the scoring with what proved to be the tournament-clinching goal for Langley.

Devon Wolfe put Langley up 2-0 early in the second period, scoring on a rebound off a shot from Cole Svendson.

With strong skating and passing, player of the game for Langley was defenceman Eric Nordal.

Langley head coach Tyler Svendson said, “The boys worked hard the whole weekend. It was a complete team effort. Our two goaltenders made the big saves when we needed them. All three forward and defence units were relentless. We have much work to do in the coming months and this was a great start to our season.”


– submitted by Eagles manager Lars Nordal

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