Langley Thunder

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Langley Thunder
Langley Thunder Logo.jpg
Founded 1994
League Western Lacrosse Association
Based in Langley, British Columbia
Arena Langley Events Centre
Colors Black, Blue & White
Head coach Rod Jensen, Fred Klomp, and Darcy Rhodes
Championships 2011 WLA Championship
Website http://www.thunderlax.com
2011 Langley Thunder after winning the WLA championship

The Langley Thunder are a Senior A box lacrosse club, based in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. The team competes in the 7-team Western Lacrosse Association (WLA).

They play they're home games in the Langley Events Centre. They share the arena with NLL Lacrosse team, the Vancouver Stealth.

The team is made up of local talent. Local stars include Langley players Garrett Billings (2009 WLA Rookie of the year, 2009 WLA 1st team all-star) and Kyle Belton. The Thunder team notables include Mike Grimes (2010 WLA Top Defensive player, 2010 WLA 1st team all-star), Stephan Leblanc (Team Canada, NLL 2010 Rookie of the year), Brett Mydske (Team Canada), Athan Iannucci (2008 NLL MVP, single season scoring record holder).

Other stars include Matt Leveque, Kevin Crosswell, Rob Van Beek, Kyle McEwen and Alex Turner.

On August 27, 2011, the Langley Thunder beat the heavily favoured New Westminster Salmonbellies 7-5 in game six of their best of seven series. The Langley Thunder won its first Western Lacrosse Association title in franchise history. 2011 WLA rookie of the year goalie Brodie MacDonald was named Most Valuable Player.

The Langley Thunder hosted the national Mann Cup championships in September 2011 at the Langley Events Centre where they played the Brampton Excelsiors. Ultimately losing the series 4-1 to the visitors.[1]

All time Record[edit]

Season Team Name Games Win Losses Tie GF GA Points
1994 North Shore Indians 20 5 15 0 189 234 10
1995 North Shore Indians 25 7 13 5 214 247 19
1996 North Shore Indians 20 12 7 1 204 184 25
1997 North Shore Indians 20 11 9 0 231 174 22
1998 North Shore Indians 25 13 11 1 245 233 27
1999 North Shore Indians 25 10 14 1 213 241 21
2000 Okanagan Thunder 25 5 19 1 298 375 11
2001 Okanagan Thunder 20 5 15 0 223 274 10
2002 North Shore Thunder 20 4 15 1 196 260 9
2003 North Shore Thunder 20 7 11 2 217 245 16
2004 Langley Thunder 20 1 19 0 146 254 2
2005 Langley Thunder 17 2 15 0 227 439 4
2006 Langley Thunder 18 2 16 0 138 501 4
2007 Langley Thunder 18 6 12 0 176 199 12
2008 Langley Thunder 18 3 15 0 156 173 6
2009 Langley Thunder 18 10 7 1 188 163 21
2010 Langley Thunder 18 6 12 0 184 198 12
2011 Langley Thunder 18 8 8 2 161 168 18
Total 18 seasons 365 117 233 15 3,606 4,562 249

History[edit]

The Thunder has undergone multiple name changes and transfer since their origination in 1994. Beginning in 2004, the team has been known as the Langley Thunder:

  • 1994-1999 North Shore Indians (transferred to Kelowna)
  • 2000-2001 Okanagan Thunder (transferred to North Vancouver)
  • 2002-2003 North Shore Thunder (transferred to Langley)
  • 2004–present Langley Thunder

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ilindoor.com/2011/09/14/2011-mann-cup-champs-brampton-excelsiors-video-interviews/ "2011 Mann Cup Champs Brampton Excelsiors", ilindoor.com, Accessed 04-DEC-2011