#1 Seed Vancouver College came back from a late game deficit to defeat Wildcard & #12 Seed Burnaby Central 69 – 66 in the most exciting game to date of these 2022 Championships.
On the other side of the Championship draw in another strong game, #2 Seed Sullivan Heights was defeated by #3 Seed Heritage Woods 79 – 64.
Sunday afternoon, its the Vancouver College Fighting Irish vs the Heritage Woods Kodiaks for the 2022 Championship.
Click this link to all day 3 results.
Live Stream from the Semi Gym, click here
The 3 on 3 Semi Finals start at 2:30 Sunday followed immediately by the Finals.
After round robin and elimination play Burnaby South Rebels are the #1 Seed and will play #4 seed Surrey Christian Falcons and #2 Seed St Thomas More Collegiate Knights will play #3 seed St George’s Saints. The winners will meet for 1st place and the losers for 3rd.
Awards and recognition with a good food and many door prizes including 20 pairs of tickets to the Fraser Valley Bandits Basketball games at their new home at the Langley Events Center and 60 pairs of tickets to BC Lions games.
We welcomed the well known and highly regarded Coach, Rich Chamber, as our Guest Speaker, this being his third appearance.
A player from each team, displaying the highest leadership and dedication to his team as selected by his Head Coach, was acknowledged with the Coaches Award (sponsored by the Fraser Valley Bandits).
A Builders Award was made in recognition of the dedication and work in starting and developing the BC Grade 9 Boys Provincial Championships that began 25 years ago. Terry Lescisin (Semiahmoo, Athletic Director, ret’d), Jim Lamond (now Principal at Belmont Secondary), Ross Tomlinson (former Basketball BC and now President of Tri-City Basketball, formerly the Steve Nash League) and Steve Pettifer (Centennial teacher and basketball Coach, ret’d and longtime Director of the BC Gr9 Provincials) were recognized as the Builders. The Award noted that since the BC Gr9’s inception, 4,752 players of 396 teams representing 120 schools have been a part of these Championships.
The Rich Goulet Award – For Basketball Lifetime Achievement was presented for the years 2021 to Ken “Doc” Dockendorf of Maple Ridge and 2022 Richie Chambers of Centennial and Terry Fox by David Goulet, representing the family of the recently passed great coach and leader, Rich Goulet.
Pics and vids to be posted in the media section shortly.
And those of you that attended, please send us some of your best shots so that we can add these to our media section.
And into the Semi – Finals, Its #1 Seed Vancouver College vs Wildcard & #12 Seed Burnaby Central.
On the other side of the draw, its #2 Seed Sullivan Heights vs #3 Seed Heritage Woods.
Click this link to all day 2 results.
Proving that this year was the hardest to seed, #19 and #20 seeded teams won. #19 seed Elgin Park Orcas over #14 seed Mark Isfeld Ice, 63 – 48 and #20 seed McMath Wildcats defeating #13 seed Charles Tupper Tigers 70 – 51.
Burnaby Mountain Lions took an early lead and beat Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers 52 – 26. And OKM Huskies won a tight game by defeating Richmond Colts 51 – 43.
Live Stream from the Semi Gym, click here
Who can enter? Any Grade 9 or Grade 8 player from any team that did not qualify for the BC Gr9 Provincials.
Thank you to the Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, the CEBL.
1. No entry fee or cost.
2. $500 Scholarship to the winning team. Top 4 teams receive Provincial trophies and Championship t-shirts.
3. ELIGIBILITY – any Grade 9 player who is not in the Grade 9 Provincials. (example- if you just played in the BC Junior Boys Provincials- you are eligible.) You must all be from the same school. You may have up to 2 grade 8’s per team.
4. Round Robin and Elimination Games start at 9:00 Saturday March 5 at Semiahmoo and Earl Marriot gyms and go all day. The top 4 teams from each gym advancing to the semi – finals Final Eight. Round robin play continues to a Final Four. The Final Four return the next day, Sunday March 6 at 1200 to play for gold in the main gym just prior to the Provincial Final last 2 games.
5. See posted Rules. This is a possession fast break timed and refereed game in the half court.
Detail on the 3 on 3 section of this website.
Link to Online Form for 3 on 3 Provincials
Coaches Seeding Conference Call completed and here are your Seeds.
Seed #1 – Van Sea 2Sky #1 – Vancouver College Fighting Irish
Seed #2 – Fraser South #1 – Sullivan Heights Stars
Seed #3 – Fraser North #1 – Heritage Woods Kodiaks
Seed #4 – Eastern Valley #1 – WJ Mouat Hawks
Seed #5 – Van Isle #1 – St Michael’s University Blue Jags
Seed #6 – Thompson Ok#1 – KLO Cougars
Seed #7 – Eastern Valley #2 – Abbotsford Senior Panthers
Seed #8 – Van Sea 2Sky #2 – Handsworth Royals
Seed #9 – Fraser South #2 – Semiahmoo Thunderbirds
Seed #10 – Van Sea 2Sky #3 – Kitsilano Blue Demons
Seed #11- Eastern Valley #3 – Walnut Grove Gators
Seed #12 – Wildcard (FN#3) – Burnaby Central Wildcats
Seed #13 – Van Sea 2Sky #4 – Charles Tupper Tigers
Seed #14 – Van Isle #2 – Mark Isfeld Ice
Seed #15 – Thompson Ok#2 – Okanagan Mission Huskies
Seed #16 – Fraser North #2 – Burnaby Mountain Lions
Seed #17 – Fraser South #3 – Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers
Seed #18 – Fraser South #4 – Richmond Colts
Seed #19 – Wildcard (FS#7) – Elgin Park Orcas
Seed #20 – Wildcard (FS#5) – McMath Wildcats
The 2022 Draw and Schedule will be posted Monday.
Michael and I would like to thank all of the participants in what had to be the hardest seeding meeting ever in our history. The triple hit of no grade 8 play last year, minimal travel this year and minimal zone interplay made this our toughest seeding, let’s find out in 7 days how good were our “educated” guesses.
Zoom link will be sent by 2:30 for the 3:00 meeting.
The Head Coach and AD are invited from the info on your Team Registration.
Please ensure that;
1. If any difference from the contact info above that you email the change by 2:00
2. are all of your docs in?
3. last chance to order merchandise is today, nothing will be offered at the tourney.
We will see of we can extend into tomorrow sometime, but don’t count on it.