Regina Thunder

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Regina Thunder
City Regina, Saskatchewan
League Canadian Junior Football League
Division Prairie Football Conference
Founded 1999
Colours Cardinal, Navy & Silver
Home field Taylor Field at Mosaic Stadium
Capacity 28,800
Surface Field Turf

The Regina Thunder, originally known as the Prairie Thunder, are a junior football club, based out of Regina, Saskatchewan. The Thunder are a part of the Prairie Football Conference (PFC), which is a six member conference with teams from all three prairie provinces. The PFC is a member of the Canadian Junior Football League, and participates in national championships with two other conferences, based out of Ontario and British Columbia.

Each year the Thunder compete with their provincial rivals, the Saskatoon Hilltops for the Shrine Bowl. The Shrine Bowl is awarded to the team who has the highest total points in the two regular season games between each other.

2013 was a huge year for the Thunder as they defeated the three time defending CJFL champions 21-16 in Saskatoon. They would go on to defeat the V.I. Raiders in the CJFL championship 55-26, in Regina.

Notable Thunder Alumni[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Holder
Head Coach Scott MacAulay
Offensive Co-Ordinator/Quarterbacks Stefan Endsin
Running Backs Kevin Pierce
Receivers Jeff Bolen
Offensive Line Jason Kostiuk/Mark Becker
Linebackers Derek Lamer
Defensive Backs Morgan Bunce/Sheldon Gray
Defensive Line Craig Hammond
Special Teams David Jackson

2010 Season[edit]

The 2010 Regina Thunder tied a franchise best regular season record of 6–2. The thunder had the leading passer, Reid Quest, the leading rusher, Mark Coons and the two leading receivers, Kolton Solomon and Jay Smith.

The 2010 squad held the first home playoff game in franchise history. In that game, the Thunder posted their first post season victory against the Calgary Colts 17–6.

Gallery[edit]

September 8, 2012 Pre-game huddle[1] Photograph attribution Julia Adamson
September 8, 2012 Tackle by Regina Thunder Defensive Back #38 Landon Walter[2] Photograph attribution Julia Adamson
Thunder Touchdown bringing the score to 16 Thunder to 41 Hilltops. Convert was taken at 2:49 in the 4th quarter and was good bringing the score to 17 41. The game concluded at Hilltops 42–17 Thunder.[3] [4]
Thunder Cheerleaders[5]
40 yard run by Andre Lalonde Hilltop 20 Oct 21 2012[6] [7] [8] [9][10]
Linebacker #10 Yianni Cabylis Regina Thunder voted PFC Defensive TEam All Star[11] [12] [13]
83 Clay Cooke superb reception fourth quarter Oct 21, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, Craig (September 8, 2012), Heward leads Thunder's charge into Saskatoon Team faces rival Hilltops tonight (Sept 8) and Sept. 22, LeaderPost, retrieved September 9, 2012 
  2. ^ Nugent-Bowman, Daniel (September 9, 2012), Karpinka comes in to secure Hilltops' win over provincial rivals Late-game replacement after Harder went down, The StarPhoenix, retrieved September 9, 2012 
  3. ^ Morrison, Wray (September 24, 2012), Hilltops hammer Thunder Toppers win Shrine Bowl, LeaderPost, retrieved September 25, 2012 
  4. ^ Slater, Craig (September 24, 2012), Thunder dealt 'old-fashioned butt whooping', LeaderPost, retrieved September 25, 2012 
  5. ^ Nugent-Bowman, Daniel (September 23, 2012), Hilltops cruise past Thunder Offence finds its stride early, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, retrieved September 25, 2012 
  6. ^ Biber, François (October 21, 2012). "Hilltops crowned PFC Champions Toppers thump Regina 37–0]]". Newstalk 980. CJME. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ Piller, Thomas (October 21, 2012). "Saskatoon Hilltops PFC champions once again". Global News. Global Saskatoon. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Slater, Craig (October 21, 2012). "Hilltops steamroll Thunder in PFC final". Leader Post. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ "CJFL: Hilltops win PFC final over provincial rivals". Canada Football Chat. October 21, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ Nugent-Bowman, Daniel (October 21, 2012). "Hilltops dominate in PFC final". Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ Nugent-bowman, Daniel (October 21, 2012). "Cressman named PFC's best on defence". The Star Phoenix. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ "CJFL: Colts ride off as big winners at PFC Awards". Canada Football Chat. October 21, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Saskatoon Hilltops award winners". The Star Phoenix. October 21, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012.