After a close call in the semifinals, the Langley Wolves were determined not to let the opportunity to win the Langley Cup slip away.
“We faced a very stout effort in our semifinal that reminded us how hard we need to work to achieve our goals,” said Wolves coach Chris Brawdy.
“Simple lessons like these can really galvanize a team and we were not going to get out-hustled in the final.”
The Wolves defeated the Langley Fury 6-3 in the championship final of the peewee division of the Langley Cup on March 15 at the George Preston Recreation Centre.
This was the second straight year Brawdy coached his team to the Cup championship.
After falling behind 1-0, the Wolves scored three straight goals and never looked back.
Luca Guiotto opened the scoring with an absolute laser of a shot over the goaltender’s shoulder and the Wolves never looked back.
Guiotto scored twice while Henry Brawdy had a hat trick. Eric Lim had the team’s other goal.
The Fury did cut the lead to 3-2 after one period, but they could never get the equalizer.
Shaine Hoy, Curtis Goode and Gavin Drake scored for the Fury.
“We knew as a team that if we were able to approach the Langley Cup in solidarity with our leaders committed to staying disciplined and our younger players committed to challenging themselves to make great hockey plays, we would win,” Brawdy said.
The coach said goaltender Jordyn Verbeek, as well as players Henry Brawdy and Karan Athwal stood out in the championship game.
The Cup championship wraps up a successful season for the hockey team. They won one tournament in Chase and lost in the shootout in the finals of another in Seattle.
Overall, the team sported a record of 34-5-7-1.
“We were blessed to have a good group of kids who enjoyed playing hockey, improving their skills and encouraging each other,” the coach said.
The team consists of: Karan Athwal, Henry Bradwy, Spencer Carmichael, Lucas Guiotto, Quincy Illes, Dayton King, Johnathan Lennox, Chaejin Lim, Eric Lim, Logan Sarchet, Logan Schigas, Keith Stanworth, Jordyn Verbeek, Sean Wade, Ciaran Wessel and Gene You.
The coaches are Chris Brawdy, Stephen Gilray and Michael Schigas.