The Langley Thunder (in black) were bounced by the Maple Ridge Burrards Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre

PHOTOS: Langley Thunder’s difficult season comes to an end

Langley's senior A boxla team finished at the bottom of the WLA standings with a 3-15 record.

The growing pains the Langley Thunder experienced this year were excruciating.

Langley’s Western Lacrosse Association team finished off a rough regular season by losing 7-4 to the visiting Maple Ridge Burrards at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

The loss means the Thunder finished the season 3-15 and are at the bottom of the WLA standings.

It’s a place they’ve occupied from the start of the senior A boxla season, to the finish.

The team missed much-valued experience up front. Not in the lineup were notable names from past Thunder powerhouse squads such as Garrett Billings, Lewis Ratcliff, Mark Matthews, Athan Iannucci, and Alex Turner.

The two most familiar veterans in the Thunder lineup this season is their captain, defenceman Brett Mydske, and towering netminder Brodie MacDonald.

You would have to go back a decade to find a Thunder team that has struggled this much.

In 2005, the Thunder finished last in the WLA with a 2-15 record, and they were worse the next year, limping to a 2-16 mark in ’06.

The Thunder found their game in 2010 and ’11, playing for the Mann Cup both of those years, but ending up on the losing end of the two national championship series.

In 2011, they lost to the Brampton Excelsiors in five games at the LEC.

The following year, they travelled to Ontario, where they fell in six games to the Peterborough Lakers.

• To see more photos from Wednesday’s game, click here.

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