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Hamm’s hatrick seals win

Aldergrove Totems Brittany McKay and Austin Berg catch up to a Walnut Grove Gator during the Langley District final game at Twin Rinks May 14. The Totems won the barn burner 3-2. - Gary Ahuja
Aldergrove Totems Brittany McKay and Austin Berg catch up to a Walnut Grove Gator during the Langley District final game at Twin Rinks May 14. The Totems won the barn burner 3-2.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja

A hat trick from Mike Hamm — including the overtime winner — sent the Aldergrove Totems to a 3-2 victory over the Walnut Grove Gators.

The two senior hockey teams were playing in the championship game of the Langley District finals on May 14 at Twin Rinks.

Aldergrove was ahead 2-0 late in the second period before Walnut Grove finally got on the board.

The Gators then got the lone goal of the third to force overtime before Hamm won it. Last year, Hamm did the exact same thing in the final.

“We were held in the game by the incredible goaltending of Mark Balcita,” said Walnut Grove coach Tim Stephenson, who was also very complimentary of the Totems netminder, Jordan Naylor.

“Aldergrove played a Grade 8 goalie who was not intimidated by the older players shooting on him and was very calm, very solid in the net for Aldergrove.”

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The junior Langley District final featured a pair of teams, both from Walnut Grove.

That championship final was May 15 and also at Twin Rinks.

The Gators’ Team 2 beat Team 1 by a 4-1 score.

Baylee Wright had a goal and an assist in the final for the winners while goaltender Nate Lange was great in net, only losing his shutout bid when Ethan Schmorr finished off a two-on-one break with Thomas Pickering.

 

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