With a second kick at the can, the Langley Eagles are ready for flight.
The juvenile A hockey club will once again compete for the top prize after qualifying for the upcoming provincial championships.
The tournament begins March 19 in Chilliwack and runs through March 22.
“We got to provincials last year, but we kind of ran out of steam,” admitted coach Larry Spady.
The team went 2-3 last year and with a large chunk of returning players, the Eagles knew they would have a good shot at going again.
“Absolutely this was the goal,” Spady said.
“I knew we would have a good team.”
Langley was 13-4-1 to finish second in the league and then won the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association Gold Group playoff banner.
Overall, the Eagles sport a record of 26-5-3 and were a high-scoring team throughout the season.
And the team plays an attacking style, not afraid to trade chances with their opponent.
“We are run and gun, pedal to the medal,” Spady said.
“Everyone is going pretty hard.
“We are not afraid to take chances.”
The team is made up of 18, 19 and 20-year-olds, and Spady has coached some of these kids since they began playing minor hockey for Langley.