The Thunder schedule announced for 2014

Langley Thunder Sr A lax

by Kyle Donen

January 31, 2014, Township of Langley, BC (ISN) – The Langley Thunder open their Western Lacrosse Association season with a tough three game schedule on the road, starting on May 17 in Coquitlam, followed by games in New Westminster and Maple Ridge.

The Thunder then return home to face the Maple Ridge Burrards in their home opener on Wednesday, May 28 at 7:45PM, at the Langley Event Centre. This season the Thunder will meet the Burnaby Lakers, the Maple Ridge Burrards and the Victoria Shamrocks twice at home, while the New Westminster Salmonbellies, the Coquitlam Adanacs and the Nanaimo Timbermen visit the LEC only once.

On June 11, the Thunder will host the Victoria Shamrocks, which features the two WLA finalists from last season. The Thunder will try to extract a little revenge on the Shamrocks as they fell in 6 games, in the best of seven WLA Championship series, which prevented the Thunder from reaching the Mann Cup Final for a third straight year.

It’s expected to be another close race in the WLA this season as only the top four teams make the playoffs, leaving three good teams out of the post season. The playoffs will feature two seven game series to determine the WLA Champion and the team that will represent the WLA in the Mann Cup.  The eventual winner will travel to Ontario to meet the Major Series League Champion for a best of seven series that will determine the Mann Cup Champion.

Langley Thunder’s 2014 Schedule                                                           

Saturday, May 17             Langley                         at           Coquitlam                     7:45 PM

Thursday, May 22            Langley                          at           New Westminster           7:45 PM

Sunday, May 25                Langley                        at            Maple Ridge                   6:45 PM

Wednesday, May 28      Maple Ridge                at            Langley                       7:45 PM

Wednesday, June 04      Coquitlam                  at            Langley                       7:45 PM

Friday, June 06                  Langley                       at            Burnaby                        7:45 PM

Wednesday, June 11      Victoria                     at            Langley                       7:45 PM

Sunday, June 15               Langley                       at            Nanaimo                        7:00 PM

Wednesday, June 18      Burnaby                    at            Langley                       7:45 PM

Saturday, June 21            Langley                        at            Coquitlam                      7:00 PM

Wednesday, June 25      New Westminster     at            Langley                       7:45 PM

Friday, July 04                    Langley                     at            Victoria                         7:45 PM

Saturday, July 05              Langley                       at            Nanaimo                       7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 09       Burnaby                   at            Langley                       7:45 PM

Wednesday, July 16       Victoria                    at            Langley                       7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 23       Maple Ridge             at            Langley                       7:45 PM

Thursday, July 24              Langley                      at            New Westminster          7:45 PM

Wednesday, July 30       Nanaimo                  at            Langley                       7:00 PM