The Langley Trappers and Peninsula Panthers lined up before their game, the first of the Cyclone Taylor Cup tournament, Thursday afternoon.
Day One of the Cyclone Taylor Cup tournament did not disappoint, with lots of action coming in the first two games!
Langley 6 – Peninsula 2
The early game saw the Langley Trappers and Peninsula Panthers square off, and the Trappers got off to a quick start, scoring five goals in the first period. Lleyton Shearon, Brendan O’Grady, Jacob Astles, Austin Ungurean, and Jamie Hylands all marked their first goals of the tournament in Langley’s big jump to start the game. Peninsula’s Payton Braun had the lone goal for the Panthers in the frame. Each team had one more goal in the game, Logan Spiers for Peninsula in the second period, and O’Grady had his second of the night in the third period to seal the win for Langley. Caedon Bellman was chosen as Langley’s player of the game, while Speirs was Peninsula’s standout.
Delta 2 – Revelstoke 0
The Delta Ice Hawks and Revelstoke Grizzlies played in the late game, as the hosts took on the defending Cyclone Taylor Cup Champions. The Ice Hawks had two goals later in the first period by Dominic Passalacqua-Main and Carson Merriman, a lead that held up for the rest of the game. Hawks goalie Braedy Euerby posted a shutout in Delta’s opening game, stopping 22 shots from the KIJHL 2022 Champions, while Brandon Weare stopped 20 of 22. Both goalies were awarded player of the game honours for their great efforts.