2022 Tournament Information

BC HIGH SCHOOL 25th ANNUAL
2022 GRADE 9 BOYS
PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thursday March 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2022
hosted by Semiahmoo and Elgin Park Secondary Schools.

 

All Zones must complete their qualifying championships by Thursday Feb 24.
If this can be done a few days earlier, it does help the Wildcard teams.

The Wildcard Berth, Friday Feb 25 & Saturday Feb 26, is an 8 Team Seeded Single Knockout Format with 3 Berths at stake (Wildcard berths to be reviewed and adjusted December 2021).  It is based on finishes in Zone Playoffs.  The invite is extended to the highest finishing team in the Zone, if that team declines, the next highest placing team is invited.

Wildcard Tourney Seeding Conference Call: Thursday Evening Feb 24 at 8:00 pm.
Wildcard Tourney starts, Friday Feb 25, location is determined Wednesday Feb 23.

DEADLINES FOR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All 8 Wildcard Teams Rosters & Team Pics must be in: Friday Feb 25 at 5:00 pm.

All Teams Documents are due: Friday Feb 25 at 5:00 pm.

Wildcard Team #1 – #2 – #3 Documents are due: Sunday Feb 27 at 11:00 am.

Championship Seeding Conference Call: Sunday Feb 27 at 3:00 pm.


THE BERTHS WILL BE REVIEWED AND ADJUSTED NOVEMBER 2021.
LISTED BELOW ARE 2020 FOR GUIDANCE.

List of Berths 2020   (20 Berths for 135 registered Teams)

Eastern Valley #1 – #2 – #3 (& 1 Wildcard Berth) for 21 Teams registered.
Chilliwack/Fraser-Cascadia (5) / Abby/Mission (10) / Langley (6)
Zone Rep: Mike Ivany   Jyoti Pawar   Jake Mourtizen
Championships @ WJ Mouat – Feb 10 to 15
Link to Eastern Valley Zone Championships

Fraser South #1 – #2 – #3 (& 2 Wildcard Berths) for 29 Teams registered.
Surrey (16) / Delta (5) / Richmond (8)
Acting Zone Rep: Kerry Taylor
Championships @ Delta area – Feb 18 to 20
Link to Fraser South Zone Championships

Fraser North #1 – #2 (& 2 Wildcard Berths) for 17 Teams registered.
New West/Burnaby (6) / Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge (3) / Coquitlam (8)
Zone Rep: Ken Dockendorf
Championships @ Maple Ridge – Feb 10 to 14
Link to Fraser North Zone Championships

Kootenay #1  for 1 Team registered. Assigned to Wildcard for 2020.

Okanagan #1 – #2  for 11 Teams registered.
Kamloops (3) / North (2) / Central (4) / South (2)
Zone Rep: Andrew Knudsen
Championships @ Pen High – Feb 10 to Feb 15

North Central – North West#1  for 6 Teams registered. Assigned to Wildcard for 2020.

Vancouver Island #1 – #2  for 18 Teams registered.
North (7) / Naniamo (5) / Mid (4) / South (2)
Zone Rep: James Shepherd

Championships @ GP Vanier – Feb 21 & 22
Link to Vancouver Island Zone Championships

Vancouver Sea to Sky #1 – #2 – #3  (& 2 Wildcard Berths) for 17 Teams registered.
North Van/West Van/Sunshine Coast (13) / Independent (4) / Sea to Sky (0)
Zone Rep: Gerry Karvelis
  Ryan Shams
Championships @ Independent #1 – Feb 18 to 20
Link to Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone Championships

Vancouver #1 – #2 (& 1 Wildcard Berth) for 15 Teams registered.
Zone Rep: Paul Jones

Championships @ Point Grey – Feb 18 to 20
Link to Vancouver Zone Championships
NOTE: For 2020 Vancouver will maintain its own Zone for 2020 Provincial qualification.
For 2021, Vancouver Zone is merged with Vancouver Sea to Sky as defined by BC School Sports and must complete its City Championships in time to participate in the Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone Championships or Wildcard for 2021 Provincial qualification.

Link to BC School Sports new Provincial Zones as of 2020.

Wildcard Berth #1 – #2 – #3
Zone Rep: Rob Slavik
Wildcard @ Location TBA – Feb 21 & 22
8 Team Seeded Single Knockout Format with 3 teams advancing.
Eligibility:
EV #4 (#5?) – FS #4 & #5 (#6?) – FN #3 & #4 (#5) – Van Sea #4 & #5 (#6?) – Van #3 (#4?)
 – Teams that are listed with question mark will receive an invite if teams finishing in a higher position decline to attend.
Wildcard Tourney Seeding Conf Call: Thursday Evening Feb 24 at 8:00 pm.
Wildcard Tourney starts, Friday Feb 25 Location TBA.
And no entry costs for the Wildcard teams.

Host Berth #1 – Assigned to Wildcard for 2020.
If Host School advances through the Fraser North Zone, then the Host Berth is added to the Wildcard Tourney for a total of 3 Wildcard Berths and may include additional Berth Allocations if Zones electing not to participate.

BERTHS
Each Zone in BC playing Grade 9 Boys Basketball receives a minimum of one berth.  Berth allocations are reviewed in at the start of the season and will be adjusted and confirmed by the end of January.


Travel Assistance
To assist with team travel; if your team would not be able to attend the 25th BC Gr9 Provincials without this transport assistance, maybe we can help.
Please submit the Bus Transport Request Form.

Funding
The BC HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9 BOYS PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS, now its its 25th year, are non profit with 100% of all monies directly received by the Host Schools for the benefit of their basketball programs.
Contact us to be considered as a Future Host.


Tournament Directors
Rob Slavik          Steve Pettifer        Ed Lefurgy

Alumni launch petition to name Pitt Meadows high school gym after recently deceased coach

Please click on this link to the Province news Article
Rich Goulet, who died March 28, devoted 50 years of his life to basketball, nearly 40 of them with the Marauders.

And on CBC radio today as well

People have signed a petition to have the gym at Pitt Meadows Secondary School named after late basketball coach, Doug and Colin Plumb speak with Michelle Eliot about honouring longtime head coach Rich Goulet.

Rename the Pitt Meadows Secondary School Gym for Coach Goulet

SIGN THE PETITION TODAY AND HELP TO GET THE GYM RENAMED!

Rich Goulet devoted 50 years of his life to basketball in British Columbia. He spent nearly 40 of those years at Pitt Meadows Secondary School. There, Coach Goulet built one of the most admired and successful high school basketball programs in the country. 

Through the years, Coach Goulet left an indelible mark on the lives of thousands of young athletes and hundreds of coaches. The heartfelt outpouring of admiration, love, and respect for Coach following his passing on Sunday, March 28th, 2021 are a testament to his positive, lasting influence on so many. 

When you played for him, his desire was clear: individually as players and together as a team, he pushed you to achieve your full potential. But to measure Coach only by his success on the court would miss the point. Yes, it’s true that if you were fortunate enough to play for him, you probably left his program the best basketball player you could be. In fact, in many cases, you probably left even better than you ought to have been. But more importantly, you definitely left his program as part of a community, with a work ethic and sense of dedication that prepared you for the rest of your life. That is the true measure of Coach. His impact on our lives extends far beyond the gym, and long after our final playing days. 

This petition calls for the gym at PMSS to be renamed for Coach Goulet. We’d probably ask for more, he easily earned it, but he wouldn’t have wanted a grander gesture; he was too humble for that. 

So, as his former players, fellow coaches and dear friends, we ask that you consider our petition to rename the gym in honour of the greatest coach to ever pace its sidelines, preserving the legacy of excellence, selflessness and dedication synonymous with the name Goulet.

Thank you for all you did Rich and Felix, and through that, your Memories will live on.

In a very short time we lost two very dear friends of the BC Basketball Community, Rich and Felix.

I have reprinted a tribute and GoFundme from Felix’s friends and family.

And here is something from Panther Hoops and other articles and tributes about Coach Goulet.

Varsity Letters – Howard Tsumura March 29, 2021

Province Sports – Steve Ewan March 29, 2021

BC Sports Hub – September 21, 2020

Global TV News – September 3, 2017

Rest in Peace Rich Goulet

Rest in Peace Rich GouletIt was April of 2000 that I first had the opportunity to learn and work with Coach Goulet. My life has not been the same since. He has had a immeasurable impact on my life and my career as a basketball coach. Every idea and thought I have had I would measure next to what Rich would say or do. Rich you will forever be missed. Our hearts are saddened! Rest In His Peace. #MadeWithRip

We Just Lost a Legend

Thank you Coach Goulet for helping and encouraging me to start the BC Gr9 Boys Championships 25 years ago. I treasure so many memories coaching against you, learning from you, teaching my teams and players at many Pitt summer camps and Basketball BC teams. Everything you have done for so many in our basketball and sports community, you touched so many lives in so many positive ways. Rest in Peace Coach, you will be missed and your memory will live on.

In Honour of Coach “Toto” Felix Gonzalez

We are truly saddened by the sudden loss of our dear basketball coach, referee and mentor on February 22, 2021. His strong will, passion, dedication and commitment to our sport, our kids and our community will be sorely missed.

He helped so many young aspiring basketballers and referees and gave generously of his time and talents both on and off the basketball court.

He now leaves behind a heartbroken family who’ve lost their beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend.

Please visit the GoFundMe page set up to help his family HERE