After a tough start to the season, the BC Thunder are trending in the right direction as they make a push for the 2nd seed in the Western Conference and an automatic berth in the NRL Championships in April.
Although a 1-8 start to the season was not what the team expected, the Thunder played their first 9 games of the season against the top three teams from last year’s NRL Championships in the Edmonton WAM!, Richmond Hill Lightning and Cambridge Turbos. “For the most part we played very well to start the season. In many of the games we were tied or leading at half, and those experiences are needed as we are fielding one of the youngest teams in the league,” said Head Coach Chris Wakefield. In fact, 4 of the 5 losses to the Edmonton WAM! were by 1 goal, and many people believe they are the best team in the NRL. Another loss to Cambridge came late in a game BC was leading and had controlled.
In an extremely competitive Western Conference, where 3 points separate 2nd from last place, the BC Thunder and Calgary RATH will play each other 6 times in February. The two teams are currently tied for 2nd place, thanks in large part to the BC Thunder riding a 5-game winning streak.
Fans and supporters of the BC Thunder can catch the team in action in their last home games of the season next weekend vs. the Calgary RATH:
Saturday February 6
1:00pm & 7:30pm, Richmond Ice Centre
Sunday February 7
11:00am, Richmond Ice Centre