Lacrosse

A feeder league to the NLL will begin playing games at the LEC this winter. (Photo ALL)

New lacrosse league to call Langley Events Centre home

A four-team ALL West league begins play this winter

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

Langley Junior Tier 1 Thunder’s Tristan Kirkham had four points but his team lost 12-9 in Coquitlam on Aug. 10. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)

Season ends for Tier 1 Langley Thunder

Suffer second loss in best-of-three series

 

Langley Thunder’s Kanen Hunter (seen in action against the Port Coquitlam Saints on July 27), had three goals and five points but his team lost 11-6 to the Coquitlam Adanacs in game one of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs on August 8. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)

Adanacs down Langley Thunder

Game two of BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League best-of-three Mainland Division goes tonight

 

Fourteen members of the Langley Thunder were selected to take part in the WLA Xtreme Future Stars Event on August 7 at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam. Front row (L to R): Harrison Smith, Quinn McKitrick, Keegan Bell, Jordan Roberts, Aidan Ellis, Cal Slade, Aaron Skye, Thomas Vaesen, Jordan Trottier and Erik Maas; Back row (L to R): Matt Brunsch, Gordon Bowden, Caleb Pearson and Nathaniel Kozevnikov. (Langley Thunder photo/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Strong showing for Langley Thunder at WLA future stars event

Fourteen members of the Thunder made up the majority of Team White

Fourteen members of the Langley Thunder were selected to take part in the WLA Xtreme Future Stars Event on August 7 at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam. Front row (L to R): Harrison Smith, Quinn McKitrick, Keegan Bell, Jordan Roberts, Aidan Ellis, Cal Slade, Aaron Skye, Thomas Vaesen, Jordan Trottier and Erik Maas; Back row (L to R): Matt Brunsch, Gordon Bowden, Caleb Pearson and Nathaniel Kozevnikov. (Langley Thunder photo/special to Langley Advance Times)
Tristan Kirkham had three goals and an assist as the Langley Thunder defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 11-7 in game two of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Tristan Kirkham had three goals and an assist as the Langley Thunder defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 11-7 in game two of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Langley’s Trevayne Hunter had a goal and an assist but the Thunder lost game two of their BC Junior A Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoff series 10-4 to the Port Coquitlam Saints on August 5. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)

Langley’s Junior Thunder eliminated in playoffs by Saints

The Thunder lost two straight in the best-of-three series

  • Aug 8, 2021
Langley’s Trevayne Hunter had a goal and an assist but the Thunder lost game two of their BC Junior A Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoff series 10-4 to the Port Coquitlam Saints on August 5. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Tristan Kirkham and the Langley Thunder took game one of their BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League playoff series by a 10-8 score over the visiting Maple Ridge Burrards Tuesday at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Tristan Kirkham and the Langley Thunder took game one of their BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League playoff series by a 10-8 score over the visiting Maple Ridge Burrards Tuesday at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Despite a pair of goals and three points from Kyle Brunsch, the Langley Thunder dropped a 14-6 decision to the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen in BC Junior A Lacrosse League action on August 1 at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)

Losses for lacrosse Thunder teams

Timbermen Junior A and Junior Tier 1 teams were victorious against the host Langley Thunder

Despite a pair of goals and three points from Kyle Brunsch, the Langley Thunder dropped a 14-6 decision to the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen in BC Junior A Lacrosse League action on August 1 at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)
Andrew Joseph is watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on July 27. Joseph scored three times as the Thunder rallied for a 12-10 victory. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)

Thunder shocks Saints in 12-10 win

A late surge let the Langley squad seize a victory

Andrew Joseph is watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on July 27. Joseph scored three times as the Thunder rallied for a 12-10 victory. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Cody Malawsky scored three times against Delta Islanders on Friday, July 23, but the Junior A squad surrendered four goals in 80 seconds in the third period as they lost 11-6. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunder drop 2

Junior A and Tier 1 teams slip back in the standings

Cody Malawsky scored three times against Delta Islanders on Friday, July 23, but the Junior A squad surrendered four goals in 80 seconds in the third period as they lost 11-6. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Thunder's Trevayne Hunter is closely watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre earlier this month. Hunter had a hand in all five of his team's goals in a 8-5 loss on July 21 in Coquitlam to the host Adanacs. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)

Adanacs defeat Thunder at Poirier Sports Complex

The Thunder’s season is not going well so far

  • Jul 22, 2021
Langley Thunder's Trevayne Hunter is closely watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre earlier this month. Hunter had a hand in all five of his team's goals in a 8-5 loss on July 21 in Coquitlam to the host Adanacs. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)
Kyle Brunsch and Jonathan Grywacheski scored twice apiece as the Jr. A Langley Thunder downed Delta 8-6 Thursday, July 15. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Kyle Brunsch and Jonathan Grywacheski scored twice apiece as the Jr. A Langley Thunder downed Delta 8-6 Thursday, July 15. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Trevayne Hunter scored two goals against the Adanacs Wednesday but couldn’t lift the Thunder to a win.(Damon James/Langley Events Centre files)

No joy for Langley Junior Thunder as teams drop two close road games

The LEC-based lacrosse teams went down to defeat Wednesday night

  • Jul 17, 2021
Trevayne Hunter scored two goals against the Adanacs Wednesday but couldn’t lift the Thunder to a win.(Damon James/Langley Events Centre files)
The Langley Junior Thunder defeated New Westminster 11-7 in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on July 13 at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Langley Thunder down New West

Tier 1 team erupts for season-high goals

The Langley Junior Thunder defeated New Westminster 11-7 in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on July 13 at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Despite a hat trick from Braiden Struss, the Langley Thunder returned home from Victoria empty-handed. (file)

Langley Thunder return home from Victoria empty-handed

Langley now 0-2 in the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League

Despite a hat trick from Braiden Struss, the Langley Thunder returned home from Victoria empty-handed. (file)
Langley Junior Thunder’s Cooper Gettel gets a step on his Port Coquitlam Saints opponent during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre on July 8. The visiting Saints prevailed 14-3. (Photo courtesy of Damon James/Langley Events Centre)

Langley Thunder falls in game against Saints at LEC

Port Coquitlam took an early lead and held it

  • Jul 11, 2021
Langley Junior Thunder’s Cooper Gettel gets a step on his Port Coquitlam Saints opponent during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre on July 8. The visiting Saints prevailed 14-3. (Photo courtesy of Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Junior A’s Connor Watson in play back in 2019. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunders back to playing today

Seasons start this week for the Junior A and Junior Tier 1 lacrosse teams

Junior A’s Connor Watson in play back in 2019. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cancellation of the 2021 WLA season was bad news for players like Langley’s Cal Slade, seen here playing for the Langley Junior Thunder organization, who was just drafted by the Senior A team earlier this year. (Garrett James Langley Events Centre photo)
Cancellation of the 2021 WLA season was bad news for players like Langley’s Cal Slade, seen here playing for the Langley Junior Thunder organization, who was just drafted by the Senior A team earlier this year. (Garrett James Langley Events Centre photo)
If all goes according to plan, Langley Thunder will open the WLA 2021 season on June 23, playing Coquitlam at the Langley Events Centre (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)

Cross your fingers: Langley Thunder are hoping to open a new WLA season in June

It depends on whether they get approval from the provincial health officer

If all goes according to plan, Langley Thunder will open the WLA 2021 season on June 23, playing Coquitlam at the Langley Events Centre (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)
Langley’s Caleb Pearson in BCJALL action at the Langley Events Centre (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre photo)

Rolling the dice: how Langley Thunder took a risk that netted two key players

WLA held their 2021 graduating junior draft on Thursday at Langley Events Centre

Langley’s Caleb Pearson in BCJALL action at the Langley Events Centre (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre photo)