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British Columbia Thunderbirds - 1962-63 Season    Next season>>

Head Coach:Peter Mullins (First season)
Other staff: Mel Galloway (Manager)
League:Western Canada IAA

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
12-40.7501055-83865.9 - 52.413-50.7221166-94364.8 - 52.420-120.6252012-179362.9 - 56.0

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
10John Cook Forward6-4 Vancouver, BCGladstone Secondary
12Jack Lusk Guard  
14Laurie Predinchuk Guard  
20Keith Hartley Centre6-7 Vancouver, BCLord Byng Secondary
24Gordon Betcher Guard5-11 Courtenay, BCCourtenay High
30Gord McKay Forward6-3  
34Ken MacDonald Guard6-1 New Westminster, BCLester Pearson High
40Ron Erickson Centre6-7  
42Court Brousson Forward6-3  
44Norm Vickery Centre6-4220 Vancouver, BC(UBC, Calgary)
 Mike Potkonjak Forward6-5 Cumberland Community School, Courtenay High (New Westminster Bakers)

Awards presented

John Cook WCIAA First Team All-Star, CIS Tournament All-Star Team

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 2, 1962Vancouver, BCUBC AlumniWin74-45  
Thu Nov 22, 1962Vancouver, BCLethbridge BrodersLoss53-54  
Sat Dec 1, 1962UnknownWestern WashingtonLoss45-56 Totem Tournament
Sun Dec 2, 1962UnknownNew WestminsterWin80-57 Totem Tournament
Fri Dec 28, 1962UnknownPuget SoundLoss57-78  
Sat Dec 29, 1962UnknownPuget SoundLoss60-66  
Wed Jan 2, 1963New Westminster, BCNew WestminsterWin52-49  
Fri Jan 4, 1963Vancouver, BCSeattle PacificWin73-72OT 
Sat Jan 5, 1963Vancouver, BCSeattle PacificLoss67-70  
Thu Jan 24, 1963Vancouver, BCAlaskaWin57-56  
Mon Feb 25, 1963Vancouver, BCSeattle PacificLoss52-70  
Fri Mar 8, 1963Fairbanks, AKSt. Martin's CollegeLoss49-53 Invitational Basketball Jamboree
Sat Mar 9, 1963Fairbanks, AKFort WainwrightWin58-57 Invitational Basketball Jamboree
Sun Mar 10, 1963Fairbanks, AKAlaskaWin69-67 Invitational Basketball Jamboree
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 23, 1962Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin83-44Stats 
Sat Nov 24, 1962Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin63-51Stats 
Fri Jan 11, 1963Vancouver, BCCalgaryWin73-68  
Sat Jan 12, 1963Vancouver, BCCalgaryLoss66-68OT 
Fri Jan 18, 1963Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin49-44  
Sat Jan 19, 1963Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin54-51  
Fri Feb 1, 1963Vancouver, BCSaskatchewanWin83-42  
Sat Feb 2, 1963Vancouver, BCSaskatchewanWin64-25  
Fri Feb 8, 1963Vancouver, BCManitobaWin75-48  
Sat Feb 9, 1963Vancouver, BCManitobaWin78-54  
Fri Feb 15, 1963Calgary, ABCalgaryLoss60-75  
Sat Feb 16, 1963Calgary, ABCalgaryLoss54-61  
Fri Feb 22, 1963Edmonton, ABAlbertaWin81-62  
Sat Feb 23, 1963Edmonton, ABAlbertaWin75-59  
Fri Mar 1, 1963Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanLoss47-49  
Sat Mar 2, 1963Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanWin50-37  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Mar 15, 1963Windsor, ONAcadiaLoss36-55StatsCIAU Semifinal
Sat Mar 16, 1963Windsor, ONLoyola of MontrealWin75-50StatsCIAU Consolation Final

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
John Cook15 on Nov 24, 1962 vs Alberta  
Mike Potkonjak13 on Nov 24, 1962 vs Alberta  
Ken MacDonald11 on Mar 15, 1963 vs Acadia  
Gordon Betcher8 on Mar 15, 1963 vs Acadia  
Court Brousson8 on Mar 16, 1963 vs Loyola of Montreal  
Keith Hartley8 on Mar 15, 1963 vs Acadia  
Laurie Predinchuk8 on Mar 16, 1963 vs Loyola of Montreal  
Gord McKay7 on Mar 16, 1963 vs Loyola of Montreal  
Norm Vickery7 on Mar 16, 1963 vs Loyola of Montreal  
Ron Erickson5 on Mar 16, 1963 vs Loyola of Montreal  
Jack Lusk   

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