Langley Thunder’s Bryce Johannes absorbs a cross-check from Coquitlam Adanacs’ Nic Payette during A2 action at the 35th annual Dennis Hickey Lacrosse Tournament over the weekend at the Aldergrove Arena. Langley won this game 6-5 and won the bronze medal.

Thunder teams bronzed at host tourney

Bantam A1 and A2 squads both third at Dennis Hickey Memorial Lacrosse Tournament

The Langley Thunder closed the Dennis Hickey Memorial Bantam Lacrosse tournament with back-to-back victories over Port Moody to secure the bronze medal.

The bantam A1 squad beat Port Moody 6-4 just to qualify for the third-place game and then edged that same team 8-7 to win bronze.

Quinn Beavis earned game MVP honours.

The Langley Minor Lacrosse Association tournament was played June 16-19 at the Aldergrove Arena and George Preston Recreation Centre.

In the team’s earlier games, Langley could not hold onto a 5-3 lead against the top-seed Port Coquitlam Saints, falling one goal short, 7-6.

Thunder goaltender Jordan Monk was rewarded for his outstanding play with game MVP honours.

In Langley’s other two games, they lost 10-5 to Coquitlam and 6-4 to Ridge Meadows. Daylen Calfa and Nathaniel Kozevnikov earned game MVP honours, respectively.

Coquitlam took top spot in their division.

The Langley Thunder also had an entry in the bantam A2 division and that squad also returned with the bronze medal.

The team needed double overtime in the final game, but prevailed 8-7 over Coquitlam to finish third.

Langley also beat Coquitlam 6-5. They lost their other two games, 7-4 to Peninsula and 11-3 to Ridge Meadows.

Ridge Meadows captured the gold medal.

Langley’s lacrosse teams won a pair of bronze medals over the weekend at the 35th annual Langley Minor Lacrosse Association’s Dennis Hickey Tournament.

In the bantam A1 division, the Langley Thunder edged Port Moody 8-7 in the bronze medal game on Sunday at the George Preston Recreation Centre.

And in the bantam A2 division, the Thunder needed double overtime, but came up on the right side of an 8-7 score over Coquitlam.

Coquitlam (A1) and Ridge Meadows (A2) won the gold medals in their respective divisions.

In the A1 division, Langley dropped their first three games, 7-6 to Port Coquitlam, 10-5 to Coquitlam and 6-4 to Ridge Meadows, before they closed out with a pair of victories over Port Moody, 6-4 and 8-7.

The A2 Thunder closed the tournament with the 8-7 double overtime win and a 6-5 win, both over Coquitlam.

Prior to that, the team lost 7-4 to Peninsula and 11-3 to Ridge Meadows.

The tournament featured teams from Langley, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Ridge Meadows, Coquitlam and Peninsula.

The games were split between the Preston Centre and the Aldergrove Arena, with all of the medal games at the Preston Centre.

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