The Langley Thunder A1 novice lacrosse team took top spot at the Bellie Bowl in New Westminster over the weekend. Submitted photo

Stingy Thunder capture Bellie Bowl title

Langley novice A1 lacrosse team allowed less than five goals per game en route to tournament title

A stingy defence led the way as the Langley Thunder novice A1 lacrosse team struck gold.

The Thunder allowed less than three goals per game and the end result was a championship title over the weekend (June 2 to 4) for the nine and 10-year-olds from Langley at the John Witt Memorial Bellie Bowl at New Westminster’s Queen’s Park Arena.

In Sunday’s gold-medal game, the Thunder eked out a 2-1 victory over Ridge Meadows.

The game was a rematch of the tournament’s first game, which Langley also won 7-3.

The Thunder offence found its groove on Saturday reaching double digits in goals both games, prevailing 11-2 over Coquitlam and 10-4 against Nanaimo.

After finishing in first place in their pool, Langley defeated the host side No. 4 New Westminster 6-4 on Sunday morning.