Back to Burnaby South for 2020!

The BC Grade 9 Boys Provincial Championships (celebrating our 24th year), are going back to Burnaby South. Our original pick for 2020 was Centennial, who have done a great job hosting in the past, but unfortunately their new 2nd gym may not be ready in time. We were very pleased when Coach Robbie Puni of Burnaby South offered to Host again and build on the good hosting job they did in 2019.

Thank you Burnaby South! Well Done!

Special Thanks to the Burnaby South Team, Victoria Lee, Principal, PE & Health Department Head, Josh Ogilvie, Teacher and Coach Jason Price, the Athletic Leadership Team known as the Rebels Athletic Crew (the RAC), Rebel team parents and the man on the ground every hour of the Tourney, Robbie Puni, Athletic Director.

And thank you to Tournament and Game Directors, Steve Pettifer, Michael Pettifer, Greg Matic, Jason Price and Parker Simson.

Kelowna Christian Knights, BC Champions!

Kelowna Christian Knights defeated Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs 66-38 in the Championship Final, completing their Tournament dominance by winning all of their games by an average margin of over 40 points. KCS players featured heavily in the All-Star selections.

Sir Charles Tupper Tigers finished 3rd in the Championships with a 52 – 38 over the Argyle Pipers.

Congratulations to the Kelowna Christian team, the Final Four teams and all of the Teams, Coaches, Players and Fans for a great 4 days!

MVP – Parker Martens Kelowna Christian Knights

Parker Simson, 2013 BC Gr9 MVP from Kelowna’s Dr Knox Falcons, passing the torch to Kelowna Christian School’s Parker Martens, the 2019 Provincial MVP.

Parker Martens was part of an amazing group of Grade 9 players from Kelowna Christian this year. “It was a total team effort” says Martens who praises his team mates for their success in the tournament. “Anybody could have got the MVP on our team as we have so many good players. I am fortunate that today it was me. I am so proud a small school like KCS could win such a big event. We are so grateful!”

And some video of Parker in action

Banquet Guest Speaker

We were very pleased to have Angus Reid, former All-Star Offensive Lineman for the BC Lions, (and Simon Fraser University and Vancouver College alumini), as our guest speaker at our Banquet.

He gave a great talk with a focus on “Dependability and Durability”. At the end of his talk, Angus signed copies of his best selling book, “Thank You Coach” for each of the Head Coaches at the Banquet.

Angus Reid’s website
Brief Bio – Angus Reid is a Richmond born and raised native who played professional football in Canadian Football league for 13 seasons with his hometown BC Lions. He was a multiple time League All-Star and 8 time Team Captain winning two Grey Cups.
Today, he travels North America speaking with Companies, Schools, and Teams about what it really takes to make it and win. He has done two successful TEDx talks, “Why We Need High School Football” and “Mastering the Skill of Trust” which have garnered him both praise and respect.
Angus has also just recently released his first book – “Thank You, Coach” – which immediately became an Amazon bestseller.

Day 3 at the Provincials

Day 3 saw Consolation Round action followed by the Semi-Finals with the Final Four teams, Okanagan #1 Kelowna Christian Knights vs Van & District #1 Argyle Pipers and a repeat of the Vancouver first round playoffs, Van #1 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs vs Van Wildcard Sir Charles Tupper Tigers.

Kelowna Christian continued their Tournament dominance with a 74-32 win over Argyle and Churchill defeated Tupper in a very close game by the same margin of 4 points as in their last meeting in the Vancouver playoffs, final score was 49-45.

Day 2 at the Provincials

Day 2 started with an Opening Round upset of #2 Seed Van College by Van & District Wildcard Handsworth 50 – 36 followed by Vancouver Wildcard Charles Tupper at Seed#10 just getting by 7th Seed Windsor 59 – 57. Tupper ended Hansdworth’s Championship run with a very close 41 – 37 win. Kelowna Christian lived up to its #1 Seeding with dominant wins over Notre Dame 82 – 28 and Kitsilano 88 – 21.

Quarter Finals recap was Argyle squeezing by Lord Tweedsmuir 40 – 39, Churchill over Dr Knox 61 – 49, Tupper over Handsworth 41 – 37 and Kelowna – Kitsilano 88 – 21, setting up Saturday’s Semi-Finals,
Okanagan #1 Kelowna Christian Knights vs Van & District #1 Argyle Pipers
and a repeat of the Vancouver first round playoffs,
Van #1 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs vs Van Wildcard Sir Charles Tupper Tigers