Dalton Heinen (left) and Daniell Lange, a pair of Langley Minor Hockey Association alumni, helped the Richmond Sockeyes capture the PJHL championship banner with a four-game sweep of the Aldergrove Kodiaks. Heinen scored twice in a 2-1 game four victory on March 26.

Dalton Heinen (left) and Daniell Lange, a pair of Langley Minor Hockey Association alumni, helped the Richmond Sockeyes capture the PJHL championship banner with a four-game sweep of the Aldergrove Kodiaks. Heinen scored twice in a 2-1 game four victory on March 26.

Langley duo help sink Kodiaks in PJHL finals

Danton Heinen scored both goals in a 2-1 victory over the Aldergrove Kodiaks to help Richmond win league championship

It was close, but still no cigar.

As the Pacific Junior Hockey League championship series progressed, the Aldergrove Kodiaks inched closer and closer to victory: losing 8-2, 5-0 and 4-2 in games one to three, respectively, against the Richmond Sockeyes.

And on Tuesday night, they had cut their margin of defeat down to a single goal, falling 2-1 at the Aldergrove Arena.

But sadly for the junior B Kodiaks, it was a best-of-seven championship series, which Richmond won in a sweep, four games to none.

And it was a pair of Langley Minor Hockey Association alums doing the damage as Danton Heinen scored twice while Daniell Lange had one assist.

Stefan Gonzeles scored for the Kodiaks.

The victory advances the Sockeyes to the Cyclone Taylor Cup, the junior B provincial championship, which will be held on Vancouver Island from April 11 to 14.

The Cup features the three junior B league champions and the host team, Comox Valley. The winner represents B.C. at the Western Canadian Cup.