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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.

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).

Thunder Players Taken in 2017 Junior Draft

Congratulations to the following graduating Midget Thunder players who were selected in the 2017 BC Junior A Lacrosse League Entry Draft, held January 7th:

  • Ryan Johannson (first round by Burnaby)
  • Ryan McBeth (first round by Port Coquitlam)
  • Justin Woollard (fourth round by Port Coquitlam)
  • Maxwell Kennedy & Aaron Kaminski(fourth round by Burnaby)

Introducing... Your New Executive!

Meet your 2017 Port Moody Lacrosse Association Executive Team for 2017:

  • Brent Thompson - President
  • Lance Schindel - Past President
  • John Duncan - 1st Vice President
  • Allen Wales - 2nd Vice President
  • Dave Zille - 3rd Vice President
  • Jamie Constable - Treasurer, Scheduler
  • Kathy Burton - Secretary
  • Bob Bradley - LMMLC Commissioner
  • Jessica Matheson - Head Manager
  • Jane Hanson - Co-Risk Manager
  • Tom Hanson - Co-Risk Manager
  • Errin Morrison - Co-Tournament Coordinator
  • Nicky Land - Co-Tournament Coordinator
  • Megan Krempel - Registrar
  • Terai Hicik - Player Appreciation Coordinator
  • Felicia Reamsbottom - Promotions & Fundraising Coordinator
  • Bill Gowans - Coaching Coordinator
  • Debbie Austin - Co-Referee Allocator
  • Alona Maksimenko - Co-Referee Allocator
  • Tim Turnbull - Head Referee
  • Darren Powley - Co-Equipment Coordinator
  • Gord McFarland - Co-Equipment Coordinator
  • Ramona Currie - Female Division Coordinator

We look forward to helping foster the love of our National Summer Game.  Members of the Executive can be reached on the Contacts Page.

PMLA 2016 AGM Highlights

Port Moody Lacrosse Association held its 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Membership Wednesday, November 9th at Old Orchard Hall.  Thank you to all those who were able to attend. 

Award recipients announced at the AGM were as follows (click on the name if underlined to open the photo):


Courtney Abbott-Brown

Tiana Aguiluz

Alyssa Anderson

Megan Beattie

Jessica Currie

Siobhan Denny


Drew Gilchrist

Bianca Hayden

Jaden Kreutziger-Bennett

Nozomi Lavallee

Carla Marino

Ryleigh Sadler


Daniel Bennett

Bradley Carston

Harrison Dumont-Aubrey

Callum Duncan

Joshua Fatur-Tommasel

Christopher Gaskell

Ryan Johannson


Aaron Kaminski

Maxwell Kennedy

Jordan Merakian

Ryan McBeth

Evan Morrison

Jackson Myers

Connor Whyte

Justin Woollard

Peewee A2 Thunder Advance to Provincials

Congratulations to coaches Shane Budnick, Dan Dipaola, Blair Mitchell and Duane Johnston and their Peewee A2 squad for making it to the Provincial Championships, to be held July 20-24 in Richmond.  The Thunder defeated Coquitlam in the best-of-three 1st Round, lost to Surrey in the sudden death 2nd Round, but beat Vancouver in the 3rd Round of the playoffs to punch their ticket to Richmond.

IcebreakerPMLA Icebreaker Wrap-Up

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all very much for your participation in our 1st Annual PMLA Icebreaker event this past Sunday, April 10.  A great lacrosse day for our players, their families and visiting associations!  Thank you to all for being such outstanding ambassadors for your team and our club.

A HUGE shout-out to our 2nd Vice President, Dan Dipaola, for planning and co-ordinating the day!  The assistance of Jill Schindel (Head Manager), Debbie Austin (Referee Allocator) and Lance Schindel (President) were all very much appreciated.  Special thanks to Blair Bishop for providing the BBQ on wheels.

PMLA is also extremely grateful to the Port Moody Thunder Intermediate B team volunteers from the Tinaburri, Bennett, McBeth, Federici, Della Maestra, Kirk, Robinson, Duncan and Zubick families.  We thank you very much for “giving back” to your minor association.

WELL DONE!  If you wish to provide your executive with any comments or suggestions regarding the Icebreaker, please e-mail Dan Dipaola at  Once again thank you to all for making the day such a success!

Thunder Players Taken in the 2016 BCJALL Draft

The BC Junior A Lacrosse League (BCJALL) held its annual entry draft January 9, 2016.  Congratulations to the following drafted PMLA players and our best wishes in the upcoming season!

Rhys Blake, Cole McMillen and Sean Bennett (Burnaby)

Alex Dozzi and Jackson Miller (Port Coquitlam)

Grayson Tomkins (Coquitlam)

2015 Midget A2 Provincials Gold Midget A2 Thunder Bring Home Provincials Gold!

Congratulations to coaches Lance Schindel and Tom Bennett, and our Midget A2 squad, who won the Gold Medal at 2015 Provincial Championships!  The lads went 3-1-0 in the tournament and ended up beating host Prince George 7-2 in the final match, avenging an earlier 6-2 setback.

The Provincials were held in July 22nd to 26th.

To read the congratulatory letter from the PMLA Executive, click here.  Click on the thumbnail to open the team photo.

CLA Equipment Bulletins

On June 16, 2015, the Canadian Lacrosse Association issued a Technical Bulletin and a memo in regards to goaltender equipment:

PMLA 2014 AGM Highlights

 Port Moody Lacrosse Association held its 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Membership Friday, November 7th at Old Orchard Hall.  Thank you to all those who were able to attend.

Award recipients announced at the AGM were as follows:

  • Team of the Year – Midget B1, (coach Lance Schindel)
  • Against All Odds Team – Peewee A2 (coach Brent Dozzi)
  • Volunteer of the Year – Jill Schindel
  • President’s Award – Lance Schindel
  • Sponsor of the Year – Rudie Dobchuk, Metro Springs Ltd.

Also, congratulations to the prize draw winners:

  • 3rd Prize (Free Lacrosse Registration for 2015) – Blake Family
  • 2nd Prize (Apple iPad) – Tonkin Family
  • 1st Prize (46” HDTV) – Robinson Family

After 17 years on the Minor Executive, Jed Sigfusson has decided to step down as PMLA President and Lance Schindel has stepped up to take on the role, effective immediately for a two year term.  All other voting positions on the PMLA Executive were filled with the exception of Secretary, which needs to be filled as soon as possible.  Additionally, we need a new Coaching Coordinator (Head Coach), a second Tournament Coordinator and a Female Coordinator for the girls teams for the upcoming 2015 season.  If you or someone you know is suited and available for any of these positions, please contact Lance Schindel at to discuss the obligations of each position available.

Team BC Gold Trio Thunder Midget Players Win National Gold

Congratulations to Dylan Kaminski, Robert (Bobby) Kidd and Tavin Grant, who were part of the Team BC squad that won the Gold Medal at the 2014 Midget National Championships.  The tournament was held August 4-9 in New Westminster/Coquitlam. Click on the thumbnail to open the photo of our "golden trio".

MidgetB1Silver Midget B Thunder Take Silver in Penticton

Congratulations to the Midget B Team #1, who took the silver medal at the 2014 Barnburner Midget Tournament, held June 6-8 in Penticton.

Click on the thumbnail to open the team photo.

Novice A2 Adanac Cup Bronze Novice A2 Thunder Take Bronze at Adanac Cup!

Congratulations to the Novice A2 squad, who brough home the bronze medal
at the Novice Adanac Cup Tournament, held May 8-11 in Coquitlam.

Click on the thumbnail to open the team photo.

MidgetB2Bronze Midget B Thunder Take Bronze at Burrards Barn Burner

Congratulations to the Midget B Team #2, who came away with the bronze medal at the 3rd Annual Burrards Barn Burner Tournament, held May 8-11 in Maple Ridge.

Click on the thumbnail to open the team photo.

BCLA Equipment Bulletins

The BC Lacrosse Association was passed on two technical bulletins and a memo regarding goaltending equipment, helmets and facemasks, and Gait chin cups.  Visit our Equipment Page to download and view these documents.

The Canadian Lacrosse Association has released a new Technical Bulletin 14-05 "Official Statement regarding Facemask Policies".  You can find it on the BCLA website.

It has been brought to the attention of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) that the Under Armour Pro Box Lacrosse Cage Face Mask is being falsely advertised as being "CLA Approved" and claiming to "meet CSA standards".  The CLA would like to clearly state that as of February 27, 2014 the Under Armour Pro Box Lacrosse Cage Face Mask is NOT CSA-approved and therefore is not legal for use per CLA policy 12.4.2.  The CLA has confirmed that although Under Armour is in the process of obtaining CSA approval, there are a number of components missing and therefore the certification has not been granted.  The CLA does not approve facemasks for lacrosse.  The CLA endorses facemasks that are approved by the CSA.

westhill Westhill Box Reconstruction Project

Jed Sigfusson (PMLA President), Lynn Oldenberg (Port Moody Recreation Programmer) and Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay presided over the  Westhill Sports Box ground breaking ceremony on December 11th at Westhill Park.  The new Westhill Box will be opened in the spring of 2014.

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