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British Columbia Thunderbirds - 2009-10 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
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
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)
 Nigel (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, BC(Vancouver College)
9Brent Malish Forward6-62104Langley, BCBrookswood Secondary
10Kyle Watson Forward6-62005Richmond, BCRobert Alexander McMath Secondary
11Denny Dumas Guard6-21803Surrey, BCSt. Thomas More Secondary
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, BCSouth 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 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, OKOklahomaLoss53-93  
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Oct 30, 2009Vancouver, BCTrinity WesternWin71-44  
Fri Nov 13, 2009Vancouver, BCSaskatchewanWin90-83  
Sat Nov 14, 2009Vancouver, BCAlbertaWin75-68  
Thu Nov 19, 2009Kamloops, BCThompson RiversWin84-81  
Fri Nov 20, 2009Kamloops, BCThompson RiversWin84-68  
Fri Nov 27, 2009Winnipeg, MBWinnipegWin89-54  
Sat Nov 28, 2009Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin93-75  
Fri Jan 8, 2010Vancouver, BCReginaWin97-70  
Sat Jan 9, 2010Vancouver, BCBrandonWin92-46  
Fri Jan 15, 2010Vancouver, BCFraser ValleyWin97-63  
Sat Jan 16, 2010Vancouver, BCFraser ValleyWin91-78  
Fri Jan 22, 2010Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeWin88-78  
Sat Jan 23, 2010Calgary, ABCalgaryWin79-71  
Thu Jan 28, 2010Burnaby, BCSimon FraserLoss79-82  
Sat Jan 30, 2010Burnaby, BCSimon FraserWin77-68  
Fri Feb 5, 2010Vancouver, BCVictoriaWin78-72  
Sat Feb 6, 2010Vancouver, BCVictoriaWin90-41  
Sat Feb 13, 2010Vancouver, BCTrinity WesternWin90-83  
--- 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

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 Bath1831417.40-00.049-8160.517-3253.125-27522.95616263101156.4
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 Dumas141208.65-2917.212-4526.78-8100.03-11141.05121005372.6
Chad Posthumus111099.90-00.013-3537.11-250.013-23363.31721551272.5
Balraj Bains171689.90-00.013-2065.014-2850.015-20352.12929114402.4
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
Kyle Watson25 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta12 on Mar 6, 2010 vs Simon Fraser3 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta
Blain LaBranche23 on Mar 6, 2010 vs Simon Fraser7 on Mar 5, 2010 vs Saskatchewan3 on Mar 5, 2010 vs Saskatchewan
Kamar Burke16 on Mar 21, 2010 vs Saskatchewan13 on Mar 20, 2010 vs Calgary5 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta
Josh Whyte16 on Mar 20, 2010 vs Calgary8 on Mar 6, 2010 vs Simon Fraser9 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta
Melvyn Mayott15 on Mar 5, 2010 vs Saskatchewan4 on Mar 21, 2010 vs Saskatchewan1 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta
Graham Bath14 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta9 on Mar 5, 2010 vs Saskatchewan4 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta
Alex Murphy14 on Mar 20, 2010 vs Calgary5 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta6 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta
Nathan Yu14 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta7 on Mar 20, 2010 vs Calgary2 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta
Brent Malish10 on Mar 19, 2010 vs Lakehead4 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta1 on Mar 5, 2010 vs Saskatchewan
Denny Dumas8 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta1 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta2 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta
Balraj Bains5 on Mar 6, 2010 vs Simon Fraser2 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta 
Akeem Pierre   
Chad Posthumus 1 on Feb 25, 2010 vs Alberta1 on Feb 26, 2010 vs Alberta


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