Kristian Lyon’s name will forever be etched in the Langley Trappers record books.
Lyon, a 17-year-old from Langley, posted the first shutout in the expansion junior B hockey club’s history on Thursday (Dec. 21) night in a 6-0 victory over the Surrey Knights. The game was played at the North Surrey Rec Centre.
The first-year Trappers hockey club heads into the PJHL’s holiday break on their best stretch with just one regulation loss (3-1-1-2) in their past seven games.
The Trappers were coming off consecutive overtime losses, falling 2-1 to the Mission City Outlaws on Dec. 16 and 4-3 to the Richmond Sockeyes on Dec. 20.
Lyon stopped all 30 Surrey shots and the rookie goaltender has now won three consecutive starts.
Offensively, Carter Graham paced the attack with a pair of goals, while Matthew Smoliga, Nicholas Wagner and Joshua Boelema each tallied once. Samuel Frederick had a pair of assists.
Langley hits the holiday break with a record of 10-18-1-2 and their 23 points have them just one behind Mission for third place in the Harold Brittain Conference.
The Trappers resume league play when they host the Knights on Jan. 3 at the George Preston Recreation Centre.