Silver in Seattle for Lumberjacks

Langley bantam hockey team places second at Fall Faceoff Tournament

The Langley Lumberjacks returned from Seattle with the silver medal.

The Langley Minor Hockey Association bantam C tournament  was competing over the Remembrance Day long weekend at the Fall Faceoff tournament, competing against 15 other teams from across B.C. and Washington state.

The Lumberjacks had won their pool with a 3-0 record — outscoring their foes a combined 16-5 — to set up a semifinal match against North Delta.

The teams were locked in a scoreless draw over the game’s first 30 minutes, but once Langley opened the scoring they never looked back, delivering a 4-0 win.

It set up a gold medal showdown against another B.C. team, from the Seafair (Richmond) Minor Hockey Association.

But the Lumberjacks ran out of steam, falling 5-0 in the championship game.

In the team’s round robin games they won handily 7-1 over the host Seattle squad, edged Burnaby 3-2, and then defeated Kelowna 6-2.

The Lumberjacks are: Brett Anderson, Zack Bender, Gage Fillier, Sheldon Frew, Tommy Krowiak, Angus McIntyre, Michael Meade, A.J Mirao, Daniel Olfert, Cole Perrie, Jonathan Petrovich, Riley Richardson, Jaden Ruppel, Nick Thiesen, goalie Gabe Landen and affiliate goalie Kevin Craig.