Aldergrove Totems Brittany McKay and Austin Berg catch up to a Walnut Grove Gator during the Langley District final game at Twin Rinks May 14. The Totems won the barn burner 3-2.

Hamm’s hatrick seals win

Aldergrove Totems are Langley District hockey champions once again

A hat trick from Mike Hamm — including the overtime winner — sent the Aldergrove Totems to a 3-2 victory over the Walnut Grove Gators.

The two senior hockey teams were playing in the championship game of the Langley District finals on May 14 at Twin Rinks.

Aldergrove was ahead 2-0 late in the second period before Walnut Grove finally got on the board.

The Gators then got the lone goal of the third to force overtime before Hamm won it. Last year, Hamm did the exact same thing in the final.

“We were held in the game by the incredible goaltending of Mark Balcita,” said Walnut Grove coach Tim Stephenson, who was also very complimentary of the Totems netminder, Jordan Naylor.

“Aldergrove played a Grade 8 goalie who was not intimidated by the older players shooting on him and was very calm, very solid in the net for Aldergrove.”

•••

The junior Langley District final featured a pair of teams, both from Walnut Grove.

That championship final was May 15 and also at Twin Rinks.

The Gators’ Team 2 beat Team 1 by a 4-1 score.

Baylee Wright had a goal and an assist in the final for the winners while goaltender Nate Lange was great in net, only losing his shutout bid when Ethan Schmorr finished off a two-on-one break with Thomas Pickering.

 

Just Posted

Furry tail reunions highlight of pet photos with Santa

One day of picture taking managed to raise more than $1,000 for Langley Animal Protection Society.

Inquest scheduled into death of man in prison for gang-related killing

Gurwinder Mann, 39, died in Abbotsford while serving life sentence

Incident involves border runners, car crash and backpacks with suspected meth

Man arrested after ruckus in Sumas and Abbotsford on Thursday night

Extreme weather warning due to rain issued for Langley

Gateway of Hope homeless shelter to offer extra sleeping accommodation

Langley City lifts ban on dog who barked too much at Uplands dog park

Cameron the Shetland sheepdog is allowed back into Uplands off-leash dog park under some conditions.

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

White Rock to allow dogs on promenade

Plans for a one-year pilot program would continue to ban canines on waterfront from May to August

Most Read