As I wrote about yesterday, we were heading to the Langley Thunder Intermediate-A home opener at the impressive Langley Event Centre. With 5,000 seats, a friends and family crowd may appear small, but when the game was preceded by a moment of silence for Chris we could feel the quiet energy fill the entire building. The Thunder’s new jerseys had not arrived by game time so they wore their blue-striped Stickmen unis as you can see in this shot as Langley scores. (The lefty scoring is Cody Robertson and number 15 is Adam Will..thx to Larry for info from comment below) The Thunder are a younger squad with a few Intermediate aged players playing up at the Junior level. They battled a typically strong Victoria Shamrock team and though the scoreboard showed a loss at games’ end, they exhibited strong desire and the makings of a team that looks out for each other. We are looking forward to the Junior A Thunder home opener on Tuesday night. Team President, Joe Willmott, announced that a tribute for Chris (including big screen video) would take place at 7:30pm immediately followed by the Junior Thunder taking on visiting Burnaby.
Keep working hard boys. Be The Best. It will pay off for you.
Of course I brought my camera to the game and couldn’t help but think how good the light was in the new facility. It’s funny how your mind works…I kept thinking about how I would have loved to be snapping some pictures of #2 clearing the front of the net in that great light…but I suppose he is in some even better light now. cf #2
Lacrosse Boys…you can see more pics on Picasa. Remember…200 push-ups er day!