Brampton Defeats Langley for 2011 Mann Cup Title
Sep 12, 2011
The Langley Thunder battled hard all season and rode strong goaltending and team play all the way to the Mann Cup. Unfortunately for the home team, that is where the run ended, as the Brampton Excelsiors defeated Langley 6 - 3 Monday night at the Langley Events Centre to capture their third Mann Cup title of the last decade.
The Thunder went down 3 - 0 in the first period on goals from Zack Greer, Jarrett Davis and Kevin Ross from Brampton. Determined to give it everything they had, and showing their trademark resolve, the Thunder exploded out of first intermission with three goals of their own in the first five minutes. Captain Matt Leveque got it going with an incredible effort just fifty-five seconds in the second period while Alex Turner and Kyle Belton blew two more by series MVP Anthony Cosmo to tie the game at three. Jarrett Davis answered for Brampton with his second of the night and the teams continued to go up and down the turf looking for the next goal.
Langley enjoyed three power plays in the second but could only capitalize on the one, which would come back to haunt them in the third as they experienced some penalty trouble of their own. Davis snuck his third of the game behind WLA Rookie of the Year Brodie MacDonald and Frank Resetarits got the final goal, clinching the victory for the Excelsiors.
Despite the loss, Langley lacrosse fans got a glimpse of what could be an exciting 2012 season for the Thunder lacrosse club. They hope to return a good portion of their Mann Cup roster and build on their most successful season in Langley. For more information on the team, please visit their website at www.thunderlax.com