The game turned in 90 seconds.
With the score tied at two late in the second period, the Langley LY7 Good Time Guys went ahead 3-2 with 29 seconds to go and then struck twice more in the opening 22 seconds of the third period.
Powered by that three-goal swing, the team defeated the Langley Reapers 7-4 on Monday (March 19) in the championship game of the Langley Cup at Sportsplex.
Henry Brawdy paced the offensive attack with two goals and two assists in the victory.
This was the second meeting in as many days between the two teams as the Reapers had beat the Good Times Guys 4-1 the day before in the semifinals.But with the tournament a double knockout format, the Good Time Guys had one more crack at making the final, beating Langley LY6 4-1 earlier in the day on the Monday to earn another shot at the Reapers.
In the championship game, Brawdy and Lucas Giotto put the Good Time Guys up 2-0 seven minutes in before the Reapers’ Kurtis Trowell and Lex Rohweder evened things up prior to first intermission.
Geoffrey Chattell struck just before the middle frame ended and Kevin Wade and Bawdy extended the lead to three early in the third. Elliott Fast made it 6-2 and after the Reapers’ Steven Chambers and Trowell cut the lead to two, Wade scored his second to round out the scoring.
The core of the Good Time Guys is no stranger to winning as this marked the fourth Langley Cup in the past five years in the various age divisions for the group, including victory in 2017 at the bantam level.
This year’s squad was made primarily of first-year midget players with just one third-year player and five second-year players out of the 15.
With such a young squad, coach Chris Brawdy said he was anticipating .500 being a good season.
They finished 42-7-9 overall, an .802 winning percentage.
“They really surprised me. I thought it would take them a year to adjust,” the coach said. “But we had a great goalie (Josh Deibert). Having such a young team, we gave up a lot of chances, but he was always there (to make the save).
The coach also credited Wade, as the team’s emotional leader.
“He is the one everyone rallies around,” Brawdy said.