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