Justin Hinrichsen of Victoria’s Spectrum Thunder during Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2023 this past December at the Langley Events Centre. The Thunder won last week’s Rich Goulet Chancellor Memorial at STM, and followed with a win over crosstown rival Oak Bay on Tuesday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2024. All Rights Reserved)
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Rolling down their own Thunder Road: Behind its Hinrichsen-Felt-Helman power trio, Saanich’s Spectrum Thunder earn old-school respect as B.C.’s new No. 1-ranked Quad-A boys basketball team!

BURNABY — Is March Madness 2024 going to play out to the strains of Bruce Springsteen’s classic Thunder Road?Or perhaps that should be AC/DC’s power-chord bonanza known as Thunderstruck?As January does its usual fast-break towards February and the stretch drive to the B.C. senior boys basketball championships, its soundtrack has indeed been thunderous, as in […]

Spectrum's Justin Hinrichsen (left), battling in the paint with West Vancouver's Malcolm Lotz at the 2022 B.C. junior boys Sweet 16 at the LEC, has come into his own as a 10th grader on the senior varsity Thunder, in town to play in the Tsumura Basketball Invitational beginning Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: A chip off the old hoops block, Grade 10 Justin Hinrichsen helps lead Spectrum Thunder precisely 30 seasons after dad Eric’s B.C. title with Carihi Tyees!

Justin Hinrichsen doesn’t spent a whole lot of time thinking about it.“It just happens,” the 6-foot-3, 165-pound Grade 10 guard/forward with Victoria’s Spectrum Thunder admits when asked how his rare combination of athleticism, talent and instinct has managed to intersect in such a timely fashion just weeks into his first season of senior varsity hoops.“I’ve […]