The Langley Lightning midget C2 girls hockey team won both the league and playoff championship banners.

Langley Lightning strike for two titles

Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association midget C2 team defeats Surrey 3-1 in final

For the first time in eight years, a Langley girls midget ice hockey team has captured both the league and playoff banners.

The Langley Lightning, a midget C2 team which plays out of the Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association, secured the double-double with a 3-1 victory over the Surrey C2 Falcons.

Brooke Deakin, Sarah Schwagele and Robyn Maione scored in the victory.

“The girls executed our game plan and it was a team effort,” said Lightning coach Louie Maione.

“Our goal at the beginning (of the year) was to provide a learning environment that our girls could build on,” he said.

“We wanted to strive for excellence, not for wins and losses, but to teach each and every player the necessary skills to realize their own individual potential.”

What resulted was an impressive 17-2-1 record in the regular season, which netted the Lightning the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association regular season banner.

The Langley squad, made up of 14 to 17-year-olds with varying degrees of skill and experience, then went 4-1-1 in the playoff round to finish second and earn a date with the Falcons in the final.

“Our team has been successful because we have provided a consistent structure within our practices and games,” Maione said.

“We emphasized respect for each other, the skills and technical tactics to be learned and to rely and trust your teammates and also for our opponents.

“I believe that our greatest strength was the belief in each other and that all the girls had a real bond to one another.”

Just Posted

Langley rollover crash slows traffic on 200 Street in Willoughby

Crews called to Monday afternoon collision involving two cars

Township mayor Jack Froese talks short- and long-term goals for third term

Tree bylaw, pot sales among topics that will need attention in coming months

Used election signs could serve as emergency shelters, candidate says

Langley council hopeful wants to build one-person foul weather shelters for homeless

Four-vehicle collision shuts down section of Highway 10 in Cloverdale

One driver transported to hospital with what looked to be non-life threatening injuries

Langley player to compete in first NCAA basketball tournament in Canada

Former Brookswood star Louise Forsyth to play in Vancouver Showcase

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

Vancouver mayoral hopefuly admits defeat, congratulates winner Kennedy Stewart

Ken Sim of the Non-Partisan Association apologized for the time it took to acknowledge Stewart won

Mental fitness questioned of man charged in Chilliwack River Valley shooting

Peter Kampos told his lawyer ‘his dreams are being stolen and turned into drugs’ at Surrey Pre-trial

Fraser Valley mom stuck in Africa over adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran have been waiting four weeks to bring son home

B.C. government moves to tighten resource industry regulations

New superintendent will oversee engineers, biologists, foresters

Election watchdog seeks digitally savvy specialists to zero in on threats

Move follows troublesome evidence of online Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election

More court before Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case is extradited here

Appeals must be dealt with in Europe, before charges faced in B.C.

Most Read