Ladner's 'Hawks earn bronze at Cyclone Taylor Cup
A bad luck loss on Friday the 13th (April 13) dashed the Delta Ice Hawks' chances at capturing the Cyclone Taylor Cup over the weekend in Abbotsford.
The 'Hawks lost 6-4 to hosts Abbotsford Pilots in the tournament that has the winner qualify for the Keystone Cup this week in Saskatchewan which is recognized as the national championship for Junior B ice hockey.
The Ice Hawks had to beat the Pilots to reach the gold medal game after dropping a point in the four-team tournament's opening game—a 1-1 tie last Thursday (April 12)against the Fruitvale's Beaver Valley Nitehawks, champions from the KIJHL (Kootenay International Junior Hockey League).
Following the loss to Abbotsford the 'Hawks beat the Victoria Cougars 7-2 Saturday to earn a berth in the bronze medal game against Beaver Valley Sunday at MSA Arena where they won 5-3.
The loss ends a successful season for the Ice Hawks who finished second overall in the PIJHL and then stormed through the playoffs to be crowned league champs beating Abbotsford in six games.