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British Columbia Thunderbirds - 2009-10 Season    <<Previous season    Next season>>

Head Coach:Kevin Hanson (10th season)
Other staff: James Derouin (Assistant Coach), Vern Knopp (Assistant Coach), Dahman Boudraa (Assistant Coach), Jayne Blank (Trainer), Sinead Beynon (Trainer), Tim Whitehead (Video Coordinator)
League:CanWest Pacific

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIS RecordOverall Record
17-10.9441544-122585.8 - 68.125-30.8932365-194884.5 - 69.625-50.8332475-212382.5 - 70.8

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
0Nigel (Tommy) Nixon Forward6-62151Vancouver, BCKitsilano Secondary
4Josh Whyte Guard6-31904Calgary, ABLester B. Pearson High
5Blain LaBranche Guard6-41855Edmonton, ABJasper Place High
6Akeem Pierre Guard5-111902Richmond, BCRC Palmer Secondary (UBC )
7Alex Murphy Guard6-11954Richmond, BCSt. George's School
8Nathan Yu Guard6-21903Prince George, BCVancouver College, Dutchess Park Secondary
9Brent Malish Forward6-62104Langley, BCBrookswood Secondary
10Kyle Watson Forward6-62005Richmond, BCRobert Alexander McMath Secondary (Langara College)
11Denny Dumas Guard6-21803Surrey, BCSt. Thomas More Secondary (University of North Dakota)
12Balraj Bains Centre6-92153North Delta, BCNorth Delta Secondary
13Graham Bath Forward6-52303Langley, BCBrookswood Secondary
14Chad Posthumus Centre6-102651Winnipeg, MBRiver East Collegiate
15Kamar Burke Guard6-52203Mississauga, ONNorth Albion Collegiate
16Melvyn Mayott Guard6-42003Burnaby, BCSt. George's School
RSJaspreet Gill Guard6-2170 Oliver, BCSouthern Okanagan Secondary (UBC)

Awards presented

Kevin Hanson Canada West Coach of the Year, Stuart W. Aberdeen Memorial Trophy (CIS Coach of the Year)
Kamar Burke CIS Tournament All-Star Team
Josh Whyte Bus Phillips Memorial Trophy - UBC Male Athlete of the Year, Canada West Player of the Year, Canada West First Team All-Star, Mike Moser Memorial Trophy (CIS Outstanding Player), First Team All-Canadian

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Thu Oct 15, 2009Vancouver, BCLavalWin80-78  
Fri Oct 16, 2009Vancouver, BCWindsorWin77-70  
Sat Oct 24, 2009Vancouver, BCWaterlooWin67-61Stats 
Mon Nov 2, 2009Tulsa, OKOral RobertsLoss57-82  
Tue Nov 3, 2009Norman, OKOklahomaLoss53-93Stats 
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Oct 30, 2009Vancouver, BCTrinity WesternWin71-44Stats 
Fri Nov 13, 2009Vancouver, BCSaskatchewanWin90-83Stats 
Sat Nov 14, 2009Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin75-68Stats 
Thu Nov 19, 2009Kamloops, BCThompson RiversWin84-81Stats 
Fri Nov 20, 2009Kamloops, BCThompson RiversWin84-68Stats 
Fri Nov 27, 2009Winnipeg, MBWinnipegWin89-54Stats 
Sat Nov 28, 2009Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin93-75Stats 
Fri Jan 8, 2010Vancouver, BCReginaWin97-70Stats 
Sat Jan 9, 2010Vancouver, BCBrandonWin92-46Stats 
Fri Jan 15, 2010Vancouver, BCUFVWin97-63Stats 
Sat Jan 16, 2010Vancouver, BCUFVWin91-78Stats 
Fri Jan 22, 2010Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeWin88-78Stats 
Sat Jan 23, 2010Calgary, ABCalgaryWin79-71Stats 
Thu Jan 28, 2010Burnaby, BCSimon FraserLoss79-82Stats 
Sat Jan 30, 2010Burnaby, BCSimon FraserWin77-68Stats 
Fri Feb 5, 2010Vancouver, BCVictoriaWin78-72Stats 
Sat Feb 6, 2010Vancouver, BCVictoriaWin90-41Stats 
Sat Feb 13, 2010Vancouver, BCTrinity WesternWin90-83Stats 
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Thu Feb 25, 2010Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin92-62StatsCanada West Quarterfinal
Fri Feb 26, 2010Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin103-68StatsCanada West Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 5, 2010Vancouver, BCSaskatchewanLoss87-104OT, StatsCanada West Semifinal
Sat Mar 6, 2010Vancouver, BCSimon FraserWin78-68StatsCanada West Bronze Medal
Fri Mar 19, 2010Ottawa, ONLakeheadWin79-58StatsCIS Final Eight Quarter Final
Sat Mar 20, 2010Ottawa, ONCalgaryWin77-63StatsCIS Final Eight Semi Final
Sun Mar 21, 2010Ottawa, ONSaskatchewanLoss81-91StatsCIS Championship

Overall scoring summary for the season

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Josh Whyte2470529.426-7236.1158-30252.381-11371.733-851184.948925455142317.6
Blain LaBranche1844724.839-10337.990-20244.650-6972.516-47633.532324331926914.9
Nathan Yu2442117.524-6934.873-15746.530-4369.821-40612.53730291182008.3
Kamar Burke2356224.410-3627.875-17243.630-4271.440-1291697.340464814391908.3
Kyle Watson2449620.71-616.770-12456.553-9257.640-871275.35227322301948.1
Brent Malish2238317.423-7032.952-13837.737-5074.018-64823.7591519491647.5
Graham Bath2443518.10-10.067-11558.331-5259.636-35713.07323365151656.9
Melvyn Mayott2437715.725-5743.946-11041.842-5084.013-31441.83812275151596.6
Alex Murphy2442317.66-2524.027-7237.535-4872.99-49582.4276545116954.0
Denny Dumas201708.59-3724.324-6139.310-1283.35-14190.9111612010673.4
Chad Posthumus141369.70-00.016-4238.11-333.315-28433.11931651332.4
Balraj Bains232169.40-00.016-2759.321-3756.817-24411.836211197532.3
Akeem Pierre10525.21-425.03-1127.36-875.01-9101.061814131.3
* Team Totals244823201.0164-48034.2717-153346.8427-61969.0264-64290637.847836438065234202584.4

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Josh Whyte1851928.820-5635.7129-24053.865-8873.924-64884.934764444334319.1
Blain LaBranche1330123.233-7345.268-14048.634-4575.611-26372.821263421720315.6
Nathan Yu1833118.419-5435.260-12846.926-3868.415-30452.53121233151659.2
Brent Malish1629918.720-5933.946-11739.323-3174.216-56724.5331616381358.4
Kyle Watson1836620.31-714.356-9956.637-6953.641-651065.93819261191508.3
Kamar Burke1741124.26-2524.049-11243.834-4379.117-1061237.232423411301388.1
Graham Bath1831417.4  49-8160.517-3253.125-27522.95616263101156.4
Melvyn Mayott1829116.217-4042.532-8040.030-3683.311-25362.0279188121116.2
Alex Murphy1831617.66-1735.319-5236.523-3076.79-31402.2255332110673.7
Denny Dumas141208.65-2917.212-4526.78-8100.03-11141.051210 5372.6
Chad Posthumus111099.9  13-3537.11-250.013-23363.31721551272.5
Balraj Bains171689.9  13-2065.014-2850.015-20352.12929114402.4
Akeem Pierre10555.51-333.33-1030.06-875.01-10111.162814131.3
* Team Totals183600200.0128-36335.3549-115947.4318-45869.4201-49469538.635429629553178154485.8

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Blain LaBranche32 on Feb 13, 2010 vs Trinity Western7 on Jan 30, 2010 vs Simon Fraser5 on Jan 28, 2010 vs Simon Fraser
Josh Whyte28 on Jan 22, 2010 vs Lethbridge9 on Nov 13, 2009 vs Saskatchewan9 on Jan 15, 2010 vs UFV
Kyle Watson25 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta12 on Mar 6, 2010 vs Simon Fraser3 on Oct 30, 2009 vs Trinity Western
Nathan Yu23 on Nov 14, 2009 vs Alberta8 on Jan 9, 2010 vs Brandon3 on Feb 13, 2010 vs Trinity Western
Kamar Burke17 on Jan 30, 2010 vs Simon Fraser13 on Mar 20, 2010 vs Calgary9 on Jan 8, 2010 vs Regina
Brent Malish17 on Jan 22, 2010 vs Lethbridge9 on Jan 15, 2010 vs UFV4 on Jan 9, 2010 vs Brandon
Melvyn Mayott17 on Nov 19, 2009 vs Thompson Rivers8 on Jan 30, 2010 vs Simon Fraser2 on Feb 6, 2010 vs Victoria
Graham Bath16 on Jan 22, 2010 vs Lethbridge9 on Mar 5, 2010 vs Saskatchewan4 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta
Alex Murphy14 on Mar 20, 2010 vs Calgary6 on Feb 6, 2010 vs Victoria7 on Feb 6, 2010 vs Victoria
Denny Dumas12 on Jan 9, 2010 vs Brandon4 on Nov 27, 2009 vs Winnipeg3 on Jan 15, 2010 vs UFV
Balraj Bains8 on Nov 27, 2009 vs Winnipeg4 on Nov 20, 2009 vs Thompson Rivers2 on Jan 15, 2010 vs UFV
Chad Posthumus8 on Jan 9, 2010 vs Brandon7 on Nov 27, 2009 vs Winnipeg1 on Jan 28, 2010 vs Simon Fraser
Akeem Pierre5 on Jan 15, 2010 vs UFV2 on Nov 27, 2009 vs Winnipeg1 on Nov 14, 2009 vs Alberta

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