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Silver lining for Valley

Valley Warriors’ Jamie Hylands celebrates his goal during the gold medal game against Delta in the peanut division of the provincial ball hockey championships at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Delta won the gold medal by a 7-2 score in Sunday’s championship final. - Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times
Valley Warriors’ Jamie Hylands celebrates his goal during the gold medal game against Delta in the peanut division of the provincial ball hockey championships at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Delta won the gold medal by a 7-2 score in Sunday’s championship final.
— image credit: Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times

A pair of local ball hockey teams found the podium at the B.C. provincial ball hockey championships.

The week-long championships wrapped up on Sunday.

The Valley Ball Hockey Association had six teams qualify for provincials, which were held jointly in Langley and Maple Ridge, with three of those squads reaching the medal round and two of those winning the silver medals in their respective divisions.

The peanut division Warriors were 3-0-0 in pool play and then beat the Ridge Meadows Earthquakes 3-1 in the semifinals before losing 7-2 to the Delta Thunder in the gold medal game.

The junior division Valley team won their pool with a 2-0-0 record and beat Delta 6-1 in the semifinals. But they lost 2-0 in the championship final to Surrey.

The peewee division Valley Green Pigs (1-1-1) were second in their pool but lost 4-0 in the semis to the Surrey Frenzy and 2-1 to the Ridge Meadows Young Guns in the bronze medal game.

The Valley Assassins (minor) went 1-2-0 in pool play while the Valley Penguins (pup) were 0-3-0.

And the Valley Blazers (minor) went 0-2-0.

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