Blazers deliver in the end
All season long, the Langley Blazers could not find a way to beat Langley LY5.
“They had our number all year long (but) we consistently got better and better,” said Blazers coach Frank Sever.
And all that came to a head at the Langley Cup midget tournament with the Blazers beating LY5 twice in the double-knockout format, including 6-3 in the championship finals at the George Preston Recreation Centre on March 30.
LY5 was the top seed while the Blazers were seeded fourth for the five-team tournament.
“We started off slow — typical of my teams — but finished on a high note,” Sever said.
The coach said the key was for his team to stay committed.
“You just stick to your guns and figure our your systems,” he explained.
“Basically, our third period was our weakest and we overcame that to win.”
“We had a lot of bag-skates a