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Eagles golden in Kelowna
An epic rally in their final round robin game helped propel the Langley Eagles to a gold medal the next day.
The Langley Minor Hockey Association squad was competing over the weekend in Kelowna at a bantam AAA hockey tournament.
And after winning 4-2 over Okotoks on the first day, the A1 Eagles won 6-0 over Burnaby in game two. David Laurin and Trevor Punia, were the players of the game, respectively.
Langley’s final round robin game was two hours after the Burnaby game, against the host Kelowna squad, and with such little recovery time between games, the Eagles struggled, falling behind 3-0 and being outshot 25-5 in the process over the game’s first half.
But while the ice was being cleaned at the halfway mark, Langley was able to recover and came out a different team in the second half, skating to a 4-4 tie.
Alec Capstic earned player of the game honours.
It also sent Langley through to the playoff round, where they beat Cowichan 6-4 and then held off Hollyburn 3-2 for the gold medal.
The Eagles were led by Brendan Budy and Jarret Tyszka, who each had nine points over the five games. Jonathan Stein and Laurin had eight points apiece.
The team is made up of Braedon Fleming, Ryleigh Anderson, Conner Bruggen-Cate, Brendan Budy, Alec Capstic, Braedon Deslauriers, Matthew Dyck, Logan Hunter, David Laurin, Trevor Punia, Bobby Russell, Jonathan Stein, Brodi Stuart, Dashiel Thompson, Jarret Tyszka, Luke Zazula and Maguire Houlind.
The coaches are Danny Franco, Rob Rabby, Steve Bratt and Adam Callegari and team manager is Ted Whitfield.