The Westside Warriors are a relocated team from Langley, BC, which was originally granted a BCJHL franchise in 1973 called the Langley Lords. The Lords played in the league for three 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 three 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 two years.
The Langley Thunder name reappeared on the scene eight years latter in 1994. They would compete for five seasons with a highlight of a league finals in 1996, which they lost to the eventual Royal Bank Cup winners Vernon Vipers, 4–1.
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 turned a last place team in 2001-02 to a fourth place league finish and first round playoff exit. Rumours were... Read More