James Rahe hoisted the Minto Cup after helping the Six Nations Arrows defeat the Coquitlam Adanacs four games to two in the best-of-seven championship series last summer. Rahe was captain of the Langley Junior Thunder but was moved at the trade deadline to the Arrows.

James Rahe hoisted the Minto Cup after helping the Six Nations Arrows defeat the Coquitlam Adanacs four games to two in the best-of-seven championship series last summer. Rahe was captain of the Langley Junior Thunder but was moved at the trade deadline to the Arrows.

Thunder acquire Rahe

Langley adds local talent ahead of Western Lacrosse Association season

With the Western Lacrosse Association season just weeks away from starting, the Langley Thunder have pulled off a trade.

The senior A lacrosse team acquired James Rahe from the New Westminster Salmonbellies in exchange for Anthony Malcom.

Both are right-handed forwards.

Rahe was the fourth overall pick of the WLA draft back in February while Malcom was the WLA co-rookie of the year in 2015 after potting 26 goals and 49 points in 18 games for Langley.

Rahe — who played junior A with the Langley Thunder and is from Langley — has played 10 games the past two seasons at the senior level with the Thunder. He has six goals and 12 points in those games.

The Thunder have an exhibition game next week (May 12) in Burnaby and begin their season May 22 in Maple Ridge against the Burrards.

The Thunder home opener at the Langley Events Centre is June 1 against the Burnaby Lakers.