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British Columbia Thunderbirds - 1971-72 Season

Head Coach:Peter Mullins (10th season)
Other staff: Dr. Derek Swain (Manager), Jack Hoy (Trainer), Al Larson (Trainer)
League:WCIAA Canada West

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
13-30.8121315-102782.2 - 64.221-50.8082199-177484.6 - 68.222-100.6882620-226681.9 - 70.8

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
 Tom Allison   
 Mike Ireland Forward (Simon Fraser)
 Doug Kineer 6-6 Winston Churchill (Vancouver City College)
 Pat Lee Forward6-3 Mission, BCTrinity Junior College
4Doug Kripps Guard6-2  
13Bob Dickson Guard6-0  
14Rod Matheson Guard/Forward6-1  
15Darryl Gjernes Forward6-4  
20Peter Herd Centre6-6  
21Stan Callegari Guard6-13Vancouver, BC 
22Jack Hoy Forward6-2 Delbrook High
23Ron Thorsen Guard6-14Prince George, BCPrince George High
24Bob Philips Forward6-4 (Vancouver City College)
25John Mills Forward6-33(Vancouver City College)

Awards presented

Stan Callegari WCIAA Canada West Second Team All-Star
John Mills WCIAA Canada West Second Team All-Star
Ron Thorsen WCIAA Canada West First Team All-Star, First Team All-Canadian

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 5, 1971Vancouver, BCUBC AlumniWin79-53  
Sat Dec 4, 1971Vancouver, BCSimon FraserLoss64-71 Totem Tournament
Mon Dec 27, 1971Edmonton, ABMontana TechLoss86-89 Klondike Classic
Tue Dec 28, 1971Edmonton, ABLaurentianWin96-76 Klondike Classic
Wed Dec 29, 1971Edmonton, ABAlbertaWin73-69 Klondike Classic
Thu Dec 30, 1971Edmonton, ABAlbertaLoss85-91 Klondike Classic
Fri Dec 31, 1971UnknownPortland StateLoss64-104  
Fri Dec 31, 1971UnknownPortland StateLoss60-94  
Mon Jan 17, 1972Vancouver, BCSimon FraserLoss68-81 Buchanan Trophy Classic
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 12, 1971Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeWin94-63  
Sat Nov 13, 1971Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeWin99-75  
Thu Nov 18, 1971Vancouver, BCVictoriaWin77-56  
Fri Nov 19, 1971Vancouver, BCLethbridgeWin93-55  
Sat Nov 20, 1971Vancouver, BCLethbridgeWin115-37  
Fri Dec 3, 1971Vancouver, BCVictoriaWin88-64 Totem Tournament
Fri Jan 7, 1972Edmonton, ABAlbertaLoss64-78  
Sat Jan 8, 1972Edmonton, ABAlbertaLoss69-72  
Fri Jan 28, 1972Victoria, BCVictoriaWin75-63  
Sat Jan 29, 1972Victoria, BCVictoriaWin71-70  
Fri Feb 4, 1972Calgary, ABCalgaryWin81-71  
Sat Feb 5, 1972Calgary, ABCalgaryLoss59-67  
Wed Feb 9, 1972Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin67-62 Rescheduled from Jan 21
Thu Feb 10, 1972Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin85-57 Rescheduled from Jan 22
Fri Feb 11, 1972Vancouver, BCCalgaryWin90-65  
Sat Feb 12, 1972Vancouver, BCCalgaryWin88-72  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Feb 18, 1972Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin79-51 WCIAA Western Final (best of 3)
Sat Feb 19, 1972Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin74-59 WCIAA Western Final (best of 3)
Fri Feb 25, 1972Vancouver, BCSaskatchewanLoss71-74 WCIAA Final (best of 3)
Sat Feb 26, 1972Vancouver, BCSaskatchewanWin105-88 WCIAA Final (best of 3)
Sun Feb 27, 1972Vancouver, BCSaskatchewanWin97-75 WCIAA Final (best of 3)
Thu Mar 2, 1972Vancouver, BCWindsorWin117-84StatsCIAU Semifinal
Sat Mar 4, 1972Vancouver, BCAcadiaWin87-80StatsCIAU Championship

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Ron Thorsen34 on Mar 2, 1972 vs Windsor  
John Mills27 on Mar 4, 1972 vs Acadia  


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