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Langley Eagles soar above competition

Langley A3 Eagles Justin Park executes a perfect spin move against the Nanaimo Clippers en route to a goal during his team’s 11-1 rout. The Eagles went on to capture the gold medal at the Langley Minor Hockey Association bantam touranment held Jan. 2 to 4 at the Langley Twin Rinks.  - Gary Ahuja/Langley Times
Langley A3 Eagles Justin Park executes a perfect spin move against the Nanaimo Clippers en route to a goal during his team’s 11-1 rout. The Eagles went on to capture the gold medal at the Langley Minor Hockey Association bantam touranment held Jan. 2 to 4 at the Langley Twin Rinks.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

A pair of local bantam hockey teams were anything but hospitable as the Langley Minor Hockey Association hosted a bantam A2/A3 rep hockey tournament at Twin Rinks last week.

Both the Langley A2 and A3 Eagles did not drop a single game and took gold in their respective divisions.

For the A2 squad, who played in the Golden Eagle Pool, it was a 5-3 win over the Kamloops T2 Predators in the gold medal game.

This came on the heels of a 4-3 win over the Mission A1 Stars in the semifinals.

In the team’s round robin games, Langley was 3-0-1, beating Kamloops 6-2, the Mission A1 Stars 5-1 and the Vancouver A2 Thunderbirds 7-3. They tied the Coquitlam A2 Chiefs 1-1.

The A3 Eagles filled the net en route to winning all six games.

During pool play, they outscored their foes 33-2 before facing a stiff test in the semifinals, a 4-2 win over the Burnaby Winter Club.

In the Bald Eagle Pool championship final, the Langley posted a 5-1 win over the Vancouver A3 Thunderbirds.

In pool play, the Eagles beat the Cloverdale A3 Colts 7-0, the Vancouver A3 Thunderbirds 8-1, the Nanaimo T3 Clippers 11-0 and the Burnaby Winter Club 7-1.

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