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Thunder making noise
The B.C. Thunder continue to make noise in the National Ringette League.
The ringette team, the defending 2012 league champions, are off to a 9-0-0 start to lead the Western Conference.
The Thunder, who play their home games at rinks across the Lower Mainland, defeated the Edmonton WAM! 10-6, 7-4 and 5-4 on the weekend of Dec. 8-9.
The team boasts the Western Conference’s top three scorers in Salla Kyhala, Jennifer Wakefield and Tiina Mononen.
Kyhala and Mononen are both from Finland, while Wakefield, the team captain, is a Langley resident and elementary school teacher.
The team also features another Langley resident in defender Kacy Hannesson.
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Thunder's Tina Mononen tries to slip the ring past Edmonton goaltender Breanna Duke during National Ringette League action at the George Preston Recreation Centre on Dec. 8.
Wakefield is also involved in the sport as a coach and next week (Dec. 28 to Jan. 3) will lead Team Canada West at the U19 world ringette championships in London, Ont.