A controversial call that could have easily sunk the Langley Thunder bantam B2 lacrosse team in the championship final on Sunday.
But instead, it galvanized the Thunder players, who dominated the third period, scoring a 10-6 victory in the gold-medal game over the host North Okanagan bantam B1 team in the finals of the North Okanagan Rock the House Tournament.
Goaltender Jaxon Hendrickson was ejected early in the second period after his gloves were deemed to be illegal.
Ryan Taylor, who had never played goal before, stepped in admirably and backstopped the team to victory. He earned game MVP honours for the Thunder.
The team went a perfect 3-0 in the round robin — beating a pair of North Okanagan squads and another team from Kelowna — to advance straight to the finals.
Jordan Daniel, Trevayne Hunter and Raachel Beaulieu earned game MVP awards.