They celebrated with ice cream on the ferry.
The chilly treat was a fitting prize for the Coquitlam Adanacs 2 under-16 boys field lacrosse team, who maintained a near-perfect record by going undefeated at the Subway B.C. Lacrosse Association Tier 2 Field Lacrosse championships in Victoria on the weekend.
Capped by a convincing 13-4 triumph over the Valley Attack in the final, the Adanacs carted off the Tier 2 title, led by the tourney's most valuable player Andrew Gallant.
The netminder held the opposition scoreless in the second half as his team rallied from a 4-3 deficit to take the title.
"We went in thinking we could beat them, because we beat them in the round robin and regular season," remarked Gallant, 16. "At the quarter break our coaches just told us what we had to do and we executed."
In the regular season, the club's lone blemish was a tie against 13 victories.
Coquitlam had advanced to the final by slipping past Pacific Rim 9-7 in the semifinal, in a tilt that was deadlocked at five after three quarters.
For a team that had not lost all year long, they almost tasted their first defeat in the tournament opener against a scrappy Campbell River team.
Down 6-2 after three quarters, the Adanacs pulled up their socks and erupted for five unanswered goals in quick fashion to pull out a dramatic 7-6 victory. They also defeated Prince George 12-3 and Valley 9-4.
"We're an all-around good team," noted Gallant, who was also named to the Tier 2 Warrior Fair Play awards list. "We've got good defence, good offence and good leaders."
In under-12 action, the Coquitlam Adanacs 2 squad powered their way to the final before falling 6-2 to the Delta Footmen.
The silver medal Adanacs were led by Rhys Blake, who was named the u-12 MVP winner.
In the semifinal, Coquitlam topped Mid Island 8-5.
They opened the tourney by blasting the host Victoria side 100, then bested New Westminster 8-5 and Valley 13-1.
Earning Warrior Fair Play awards were Broque Domme and Adanacs #3 player Mathew Chapman.
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