The Langley Blazers were crowned the bantam Langley Cup champions after a 5-1 win over the Langley Jets.

The Langley Blazers were crowned the bantam Langley Cup champions after a 5-1 win over the Langley Jets.

Blazers ground Jets in finals

Blazers erase early 1-0 hole to capture bantam Langley Cup championship

After falling behind 1-0, the Langley LY7 Blazers rattled off the game’s final goals to capture the bantam Langley Cup.

The Blazers were playing the Langley LY6 Jets in Sunday’s finals at the George Preston Recreation Centre.

And after George Woroniuk opened the scoring early in the first, the Blazers’ Colton Knutson and Joshua Mitchell responded with goals 74 seconds apart late in the period.

The score remained 2-1 until the third period when Chris Fleugel and Knutson tallied to make it 4-1.

Knutson would complete the hat trick into the empty net.

“They worked hard as a team,” said Blazers coach Darryl Urquhart.

“From the goaltender out, they gave a great effort and everybody showed up to play.”

The Blazers entered the Cup playoffs as the second seed and went a perfect 4-0 in the double knockout tournament. They also survived a close call in their second game, needing a shootout to advance.

Urquhart said the team was missing a few players — one was lost to a broken hand over the final month while two others returned from spring break holidays to play in the Cup final — but they were greatly aided by a couple of peewee call-ups who stepped in and did well.

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Langley Blazers goaltender Ross Hunter  allowed just one goal as he backstopped his team to a 5-1 victory over Langley Jets in the bantam Langley Cup championship game on Sunday at the George Preston Recreation Centre.