The Langley Thunder U18 boys field lacrosse team are No. 1 after winning the B.C. title on Monday at Willoughby Community Park.

Langley Thunder U18 boys win B.C. field lacrosse title

The hosts had a terrific weekend at Willoughby Community Park.

Fittingly, the sun shone on Family Day Monday, because it was a glorious finish to a golden weekend for Langley’s U18 tier one boys field lacrosse team.

The Langley Thunder captured the B.C. championship on their home turf of Willoughby Community Park, edging the Coquitlam Adanacs 11-9 in the gold medal game.

“It’s pretty exciting, pretty gratifying. It’s awesome,” Thunder head coach Bryan Poole said. “A lot of these kids are players we’ve seen go through the system and now they’re young men, and they’re a great bunch. Every player contributed to the win so it was pretty special, and a half dozen of the guys are graduating and going on to play university lacrosse.”

Poole added, “We have the best goalie in B.C., by far, in Levi Gallant. He had an amazing weekend.”

The hosts went undefeated over the weekend. Scores were:

• Friday, 12-8 win over Coquitlam (MVP Ryan Martel)

• Saturday, 7-4 victory over New Westminster (MVP Quinn McKitrick)

• Saturday, 9-2 win over Ridge Meadows (MVP Caleb Pearson)

• Sunday, 7-7 tie with Delta (MVP Levi Gallant)

• Monday for the gold medal: 11-9 victory over Coquitlam (MVP Connor McNeill)

The B.C. champion Thunder include: Ryan Alcos, Quinn Beavis, Connor Watson, Josh Brunsch, Matthew Brunsch, McKenzie Day, Colin Gormley, Trevor Hawley, Dylan Kaminsky, Everett Kellner, Nathaniel Kozevnikov, Jordan Lewis, Ryan Martel, Nathan McKeigan, Quinn McKitrick, Connor McNeill, Chase Moore, Kyle Olsen, Caleb Pearson, Cole Radke, Cal Slade, Brenden Symons, Torin VanRheenan, Craig Whitton, and Levi Gallant.

The coaches are Bryan and Ian Poole, and the trainer is John Pearson.

The Thunder were among the teams taking part in the Subway B.C. Lacrosse Association U18, U15 and U13 tier one and tier two championships, held Feb. 5-8 at Willoughby Community Park.

Forty-five teams from Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Interior and the North competed for supremacy.

Winners included:

U18 Tier 2 – Coquitlam Adanacs; U15 Tier 1 – New Westminster; U15 Tier 2 – Nanaimo Raiders; U13 Tier 1 – Coquitlam Adanacs; U13 Tier 2 – Ridge Meadows Burrards.

Just Posted

Langley Cruise-In makes some changes for second year in Aldergrove

The annual car show will adjust its site and brings in a new “guest star.”

Condo approvals set to break records in Langley Township

If approved, the numbers could signal even more construction.

Ball Park Sports bids Cloverdale a fond farewell

After 10 years in the business, the sporting goods store will close its storefront

Housing vote a no-go in Langley until autumn

There is no vote planned on the Langley supportive housing project.

Langley What’s On: July 19, 2018 edition

Submit Langley events: LangleyAdvance.com/add-event or news@langleyadvance.com (subject: What’s On).

VIDEO: Langley’s hospital reaches a milestone

Langley Memorial Hospital opened July 14, 1948.

Man exposes himself with flashlight several times in Vancouver neighbourhood

Police say there have been at least four incidents over two months

B.C. to add hundreds of taxis, help cab companies modernize

Ride hailing companies can apply by the fall of 2019

BC Summer Games ready to begin on Vancouver Island

More than 2,000 athletes will compete in 18 sports from Friday to Sunday

Funding available to replace infected B.C. hazelnut trees

B.C. Hazelnut Growers to recieve $300,000 over three years to battle eastern filbert blight

Woman charged after eight dogs seized from hotel room

Sixteen dogs recently seized from Adams and her daughter in Quesnel

Owner of B.C. fruit stand recounts ‘flames popping up everywhere’ from wildfire

The Mount Eneas wildfire is burning at about 200 hectares south of Peachland

Ontario, Saskatchewan premiers join together to oppose federal carbon plan

Saskatchewan is already involved in a court case over the tax

Most Read