Both Ridge Meadows teams medal at Barn Burner tournament

Both of the local teams were smoking hot, as they medalled in the Ridge Meadows midget lacrosse tournament.

It was a good Barn Burner for the Burrards.

No actual flames were spotted at Planet Ice over the weekend, but both of the local teams were smoking hot, as they medalled in the Ridge Meadows midget lacrosse tournament.

The midget A team lost in the final, 4-3 to Port Moody, but took the silver medal.

“It was a tough game against a big, tough, strong team,” said Midget A coach Lance Andre.

He said the strong showing is a positive sign that a competitive season is ahead for his group.

Goaltenders Thomas Hankins and Justin MacLellan shared the netminding duties equallly, and both gave their team a chance to win.

“They both did exactly what we asked of them,” said Andre.

Daylan Kellough was the most valuable player of the final, while other game MVP awards went to Miller Thind, Nick Robison and Haden Harty.

The Burrards opened the tournament with a 14-2 win over  Port Coquitlam on Friday, and followed that up with a 10-1 drubbing of Chilliwack on Saturday morning.  On Saturday night they beat Delta 9-5 to finish their pool play in first place.

In the A2 bronze game, Delta beat Burnaby 8-3.

The Burrards midget B team won the bronze medal this weekend.

The hardware was awarded after a nail-biting 5-3 win over Abbotsford – a team that had defeated the Burrards in their only meeting earlier in the league tiering round.

In the tournament, the Burrards beat Surrey 5-4  and Port Moody 6-3 in pool play, but lost to North Delta 7-4.

In the B final, New Westminster beat North Delta 10-1.

Both goalies Nick Heron and Adam Bennett received game MVP awards during the tournament, with Bennett turning away 22 shots in the final period of the medal game when the team ran into penalty troubles.

The other game MVPs were Jack Gillespie and Emmett Clayton.

• The Western Lacrosse Association Burrards will play their first game of the season on Sunday, and it will be a Burrards Minor Night.

The Planet Ice grounds will have a barbecue, dunk tank, an autograph session with the senior Burrards, and a fastest shot competition for the players. There will also be an airplane toss between periods.

The game will be played at 6:45 p.m., and the fairground events will run from 4-6:30 p.m.