The Ice Hawks huddled together for a team moment following their loss in the gold medal game on Sunday at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. Photo by Tav Morrison
The Langley Trappers are 2022 Cyclone Taylor Cup Champions. Both medal round games were very exciting and the crowds came out big time to support all the teams! Thank you again to everyone for contributing to the 50/50 fundraiser for Ukraine – about $6,000 will be going to the Maple Hope Foundation to support their efforts.
Revelstoke 3 – Peninsula 2
In another evenly-matched game between these two teams, the KIJHL and VIJHL champions put on a show for fans in the bronze medal matchup. Each team had a goal in the first and second periods, keeping the score tied into the final 20 minutes. Cole Berg and Jacob Smith had the goals for Revelstoke, while Aleko Sdrakas and Logan Speirs scored for Peninsula. Revelstoke’s Owen Chamberland had the game-winner with just under six minutes left in the game to take home the bronze medal. Speirs and Chamberland were named players of the game.
Langley 4 – Delta 2
The two PJHL teams in the tournament faced off for top spot in the province on Sunday night, with the PJHL champions coming out on top. Langley opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period, netted by Jacob Astles on the power play. The Merriman twins came out firing in the second; both Conner and Carson scored goals on the power play to give Delta the 2-1 lead. But late in the middle frame, Cody Bathgate tied it up 2-2, bringing it down to the last 20 minutes to decide a winner. Halfway through the third, Benjamin Weys scored what ended up being the Cyclone Taylor Cup-winning goal, and Jamie Hylands added an empty-netter to seal Langley’s first provincial championship win. Astles earned player of the game honours for Langley, and Conner Merriman for Delta.