Basketball

London Lightning striking again in 2016

The London Lightning have struck downtown London through the dead of winter and have provided a surge of
electricity throughout the entire city.

A hot start and a nine-game winning streak paved the way for the hometown Lightning to lead the league in
wins early in the season. Kyle Julius was named Coach of the Month by the National Basketball League of Canada in January, while Tyshawn Patterson, Stephen Maxwell, and Nick Okorie collected Player of the Week honours on three separate occasions.

But there’s more to success than just the on-court product.

The Lightning have hosted workers from General Dynamics, Lafarge, Libro and more, contributing to the largest
and loudest crowds of the season.

In early February, the guys made their way to ‘Wich is Wich’ to taste test some new sandwiches and vote on an
‘official’ London Lightning sandwich.

The winner was the ‘Big Bolt,’ a shocking experience for your tastebuds, which is available now whenever you
want at the sandwich shop on King St.

The Lightning have also made school visits to Central Secondary, F. D. Roosevelt, Holy Family, Westmount Public,
Bonaventure, St. Paul, and Byron Northview, to name a few.

The London Abused Women’s Centre will be the host of the Lightning game on March 19. ‘Be a Kid Day’ takes
place on Apr. 6, which is likely to be one of the most well-attended games of the season.

Regular season play wraps up at the end of April when the Lightning will find out who they’ll face in the first
round of the playoffs beginning in May.

Tickets are available through the Budweiser Gardens box office or online.

www.lightningbasketball.ca

Story submitted by the London Lightning