The battle for the Langley Cup at the Sportsplex saw 25 teams and 400 players in the race.
A long-standing tradition within the Langley Minor Hockey Association (LMHA), the event pits ‘C’ Division teams from U11 to U18 in a double knock-out tournament.
Todd Mclaren, VP Human Resources and Risk Management at Langley Minor Hockey said the LMHA was “ecstatic to be back at the rink with reduced restrictions. It’s nice to see everyone’s smiling face enjoying the sport they love.”
Mclaren said the association hopes to make the 2022/2023 year “even more successful.”
Play began Saturday, March 12, and wrapped up Monday with the championship round.
Skins took the U18 race, with Seagulls the runners up. U15 champions were the Rockies, with Mighty Geese runners up.
U13 was won by the Vipers with Phantoms runners up, and U11 was won by the Golden Sharks with the Titans runners up.
Beginning Wednesday night, March 16, 44 teams of players aged six to 10 were set to take part in the first annual Jean Adams Memorial tournament, with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. at the Sportsplex, followed by a coaches game.
Play began Thursday afternoon and will run until Sunday night, with 84 games scheduled.
Adams, a lifetime member of LMHA passed away in February 2021.
On the association website, Adams is remembered as an integral part of LMHA, serving as a team mom, division manager, secretary and registrar.
“Jean was a committed, selfless volunteer whose dedication and service to minor hockey is unparalleled. She was passionate, caring, and always willing to support in whatever capacity needed. As Registrar, Jean was often a families first introduction to LMHA and they were always treated with kindness, knowledge and patience as she navigated them through the registration process, answering any questions along the way. Jean knew her players and kept tabs on them year over year, always able to share a kind word or story with pride.”
Adams was the recipient of the PCAHA Meritorious Service Award in 2005 and the PCAHA Golden Puck Award in 2017.
To honor her memory and her legacy as a kidney transplant recipient herself, LMHA has selected the Kidney Foundaton of Canada as the charity for this event.
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