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Westside Warriors
Area West Kelowna
League British Columbia Hockey League
Founded 1973
Home Arena Royal Lepage Place
Colours Red, Silver and Tan
Coach Mark Howell
GM Gary Gelinas

The Westside Warriors are a Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey team from West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. They are a part of the British Columbia Hockey League and play in the Interior Conference.

Langley Lords 1973-76
Langley Thunder 1976-79
Langley Eagles 1981-87
Langley Thunder 1994-98
Langley Hornets 1998-2006
Westside Warriors 2006 to Present

History

The Westside Warriors are a relocated team from Langley, which was originally granted a BCJHL franchise in 1973 called the Langley Lords. The Lords played in the league for 3 seasons, ending in 1976. In those three years they had very decent regular seasons but, could not produce any playoff success.

In 1976 the Lords changed their name to the Langley Thunder. They had a dismal 3 seasons playing in the BCJHL and in 1978 ceased operations.

For the start of the 1981-82 season the Langley Eagles would provide Langley fans with their first taste of BCJHL action in 2 years. The Eagles played for 6 seasons in Langley of which 1983-84 was their dream-come-true season.

Langley Hornets Logo

That year, with a record of 40-8-2, placing 3rd in the league, their hope for playoff success, was high. In the Quarter-Finals that year they grounded Abbotsford Flyers, 4 games to 1. They sunk the Nanaimo Clippers in the semi-finals, 4 games to 2 to advance them to the league finals. In that series they jousted with the favored Penticton Knights, who placed 1st in the league and won 4 games to 0. The Peace Caribou Junior Hockey League champions,Prince George Spruce Kings, would fair no better as Langley chopped them down, 2 games to 0, for the Mowat Cup. In the BC/Alta Championship, Fort Saskatchewan Traders were out bartered, 4 games to 2.

Alas, all good things must come to an end and that is what happened to Langley in the Abbott Cup. The Weyburn Red Wings were having a dream-come-true season of their own, clipping Langleys wings, 4 games to 0, and going on to win the Centennial Cup, emblematic of Junior "A" Hockey supremacy in Canada. That would be it for junior "A" hockey in Langley as the Eagles flew the coop (so to speak) and ceased operations in 1987.

The Langley Thunder name reappeared on the scene eight years latter in 1994. They would compete for 5 seasons with a highlight of a league finals in 1996. Which they lost to the eventual Royal Bank Cup winners Vernon Vipers, 4 games to 1.

The Thunder changed their name to the Langley Hornets which was coached by several coaches but most notably Rick Lanz. Lanz would guide the team with decent success until the 2002-03 season. In which controversy followed with the termination of his contact. He would turn a last place team in 2001-02 to a 4th place league finish and 1st round playoff exit. Rumours were afloat as the reason he was not resigned was because Rick and his staff had cut owner's son Aaron Berman. Aaron Berman would return to a last place team the next season and eventually another dismal showing for the Langley Hornets.

As the Westside Warriors they entered the BCHL playoffs in their first year and hope to continue that success in the future.

Season-by-Season Record

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1973-74 64 38 24 2 - 326 283 78 1st in Coastal Lost in Finals
1974-75 66 34 31 1 - 330 351 69 1st in Coastal Lost in Quarter-Finals
1975-76 66 32 31 3 - 349 298 67 5th in League Lost in Quarter-Finals
1976-77 68 30 37 1 - 351 362 62 3rd in Coastal Lost in Semi-Finals
1977-78 66 19 47 0 - 250 423 38 5th in Coastal Lost in Quaret-Finals
1978-79 62 22 36 4 - 284 348 48 5th in Coastal DNQ
1981-82 48 7 41 0 - 204 405 14 7th in Coastal DNQ
1982-83 56 18 37 1 - 262 317 37 6th in Coastal DNQ
1983-84 50 40 8 2 - 337 192 82 1st in Coastal Won League, Mowat Cup, Doyle Cup
1984-85 52 31 21 0 - 313 301 62 4th in Coastal Lost in Quarter-Finals
1985-86 52 12 40 0 - 232 373 24 6th in Coastal DNQ
1986-87 52 31 20 1 - 272 259 63 2nd in Coastal Lost in Quarter-Finals
1994-95 60 38 21 1 - 321 252 77 2nd in Mainland Lost in Quarter-Finals
1995-96 60 38 19 3 - 317 273 79 2nd in Mainland Lost in Finals
1996-97 60 21 35 4 - 228 289 46 7th in Coastal DNQ
1997-98 60 26 31 3 - 219 239 55 6th in Coastal DNQ
1998-99 60 44 12 4 - 330 219 92 1st in Mainland Lost in Semi-Finals
1998-99 60 20 38 - 2 242 294 42 3rd in Mainlad Lost in 1st Round
1999-00 60 41 17 - 2 305 247 84 1st in Mainland Lost in Semi-Finals
2000-01 60 29 25 - 6 222 239 64 4th in Mainland Lost in 1st Round
2001-02 60 19 34 - 7 226 274 45 5th in Mainland DNQ
2002-03 60 34 22 - 1 225 231 72 2nd in Mainland Lost in 1st Round
2003-04 60 19 36 1 4 205 286 43 4th in Mainland DNQ
2004-05 60 12 42 1 5 169 277 30 4th in Mainland DNQ
2005-06 60 32 23 1 4 179 181 69 3rd in Mainland Lost in Quarter-Finals
2006-07 60 23 25 3 9 192 221 58 7th in Mainland Lost in Preliminary
2007-08 60 40 17 0 3 237 161 83 3rd BCHL Lost in Semi-Finals
2008-09 60 37 18 1 4 220 162 79 5th BCHL

External links

  • Westside Warriors website
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