Thunder News

New  2018 Team BC Coaches Applications

The BC Lacrosse Association is now accepting applications for Team BC Box Lacrosse Coaches.  Anyone interested in coaching Peewee, Bantam, Female Bantam, Midget, Female Midget or Female Juniors, can do so at  Coaches need to be Certified or in the process of becoming certified (currently in-training/trained) at the Competitive Introduction (Level 2) level.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, 04 January 2018.  If you or someone you know is interested, please fill out and submit an application before the deadline date.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dave Showers at or 604-421-9755 ext.1.

New  2018 BC Summer Games Coaches Applications

In July 2018, the BC Summer Games are taking place in the Cowichan area.  The BC Games brings together British Columbia's best emerging athletes, trained coaches, and certified officials for four days of competition.  The games are a milestone event that people count as an experience of a lifetime where memories, friendships, spirit, and pride are abundant.

The BC Lacrosse Association is looking for zone coaches for both Box Lacrosse and Field Lacrosse.  The application is now up on the BCLA website  Coaches, leading up to the Games, will need to be Trained at Competitive Introduction - Level 2.  The deadline to apply is 11 January 2018.

Stealth-BCLA "Lacrosse on the Move" 50-50

The BC Lacrosse Association is preparing for the 2017-18 Stealth-BCLA "Lacrosse on the Move" 50-50 sales during the Vancouver Stealth home games.  All net proceeds (50% of gross sales) go lacrosse teams traveling to Minor Box Provincials, Youth Field Provincials, and Team BC Athletes who face financial barriers to travel to National Championships and/or for training purposes preparing for National Championships.  For the past three years, approximately $116,000 has been dispersed across the province for these purposes.  It is our hope to do even more in 2017-18!

The BCLA is looking for 20 keen, assertive, hard-working 50-50 volunteer sellers who are 19 years of age or older.  50-50 volunteers will have free admittance into the games (sellers are done at the end of half time so you'd be able to watch the rest of the game) and a little cash for a snack.  Best of all, by volunteering, you'll be supporting amateur lacrosse athletes from across the Province of BC!

If you are interested in helping, please send an e-mail to to let the BCLA know which games you're willing to help.  Click here for the complete Vancouver Stealth 2017-2018 Home Game Schedule.

PMLA Executive Positions

We have openings for volunteers!  The following PMLA Executive positions are vacant and we are seeking individuals who are committed to our great sport to fill them.

  • Treasurer:  The duties here are reasonably light, but we do need someone with a bit of background in finance or accounting.  The main task is managing the budget.
  • 3rd Vice-President:  The duties are reasonably light as well, usually taking on a few tasks during the year to learn about how our association functions.
  • Player Appreciation Coordinator:  This role essentially helps us kick-off the season by organizing our Ice-breaker tournament.
  • Female Coordinator:  We are working hard to grow the girls game, and would like someone to coordinate efforts across age groups to connect with the girls to encourage them to play.
  • Member at Large:  As mentioned above, a contribution of time and effort on a project or initiative is most welcome.

If you are interested in any of these positions, place contact the PMLA President (

2018 Minor Box Lacrosse Provincials

The 2018 SUBWAY Minor Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships will be taking place as follows:

  • Bantam Provincials - July 5-8, hosted by Richmond Lacrosse Association
  • Peewee Provincials - July 12-15, hosted by Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association
  • Female Junior/Midget/Bantam/Peewee Provincials - July 12-15, hosted by Cowichan Minor Lacrosse Association and Victoria-Esquimalt Minor Lacrosse Association
  • Midget Provincials - July 26-29, hosted by Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Association

For more information, click here.

Team BC Captains Team BC Thunder Player Wins Gold Medal with Team BC at Female Midget Nationals

Congratulations to Hayley Anderson of the Port Moody Female Midget Thunder, who was part of the Gold Medal winning Team BC at the Female Midget National Championships held recently at Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Click here for the story in the Tri- City News and click on the thumbnails to open the photos (Hayley is the Alternate Captain on the right of the captains photo).

Bantam B Thunder Win Provincial Silver

Congratulations to the Bantam B Thunder for taking home the Silver Medal at the 2017 Provincial Championships held July 13-16 on Vancouver Island.  The team went 3-1 in the round-robin portion of the tournament and lost 8-6 to host Oceanside in the Gold Medal match.  Congrats also to Joey Schmelz for making the All-Star Team, to Ryan Hamed for winning a Warrior Fair Play Award and to Dan Di Paola for winning the Warrior Fair Play Coach Award.

StealthVancouver Stealth Back for 2018!

The Vancouver Stealth are back for another of exciting National Lacrosse League action at the Langley Events Centre!  The Stealth will open the 2018 season at home against the Colorado Mammoth on December 8, 2017 - to see the complete schedule and press release, please visit:

Season ticket memberships are now available and can be purchased online or by calling 604.882.8800.

Lacrosse 150Lacrosse 150 Car Decal

To celebrate organized Lacrosse's 150th birthday in 2017, the BC Lacrosse Association has created a die-cut, removable car decal (size is approximately 5 ½ inches wide by 5 ½ inches tall).  Cost is $5.00/decal (plus postage), with net proceeds from the sales of these decals supporting the BCLA's three scholarship/bursary funds:  Wayne Goss Scholarship, Ted Fridge Scholarship and Dorothy Robertson Memorial Bursary.

To order Lacrosse 150 Car Decals through PayPal, please visit

For bulk orders of 100 or more, BCLA will offer a discount.  Please e-mail

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