Metro Vancouver excessive colleges: Snow snarls, doesn’t cease hoops tourneys

The Surrey RCMP Basketball Traditional has, over practically three many years, grown into an occasion that includes 24 senior highschool groups in addition to a junior division. Enver Creek secondary college hosts the championship sport on Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

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Key tournaments this weekend embrace Surrey RCMP Traditional, Abbotsford Snowball and Centennial High-10 Shootout

Rick Inrig has helped run the Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic for practically three many years he says he’s by no means had a event fairly like this one.


“The truth that that is the primary time in 29 years of doing this the place we’ve had these type of points is a outstanding assertion in itself,” Inrig defined Thursday morning of the Wednesday snowstorm throughout the Decrease Mainland that postponed his highschool basketball event and others prefer it. “However, sure, it’s been actually difficult.

“It’s an advanced factor. You’d assume that you could possibly simply transfer every part again a day and it might work out, however you’ve bought Grade eight video games and different video games scheduled for at this time in a few of those self same gyms. You’ve bought lots of issues to consider.

“I’m simply glad that we’re again up and working.”


Inrig stated the all-Surrey boys basketball event has needed to remove solely two comfort spherical video games on the senior boys stage. The occasion, which options 24 senior groups in addition to a junior division, benefited from having a few days with lighter schedules.

Enver Creek secondary college hosts the championship sport on Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

The Tamanawis Wildcats, which is the No. 9 workforce on this week’s Quad A boys rankings at Howard Tsumura’s, is the workforce to look at, together with the Fleetwood Park Dragons and Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, who’re honourable mentions within the rankings.


Inrig, a former district administrator and basketball coach, based the event with RCMP Cpl. Norm Massie. Police liaison officers have been simply starting within the colleges in Surrey on the time, and the thought was event would assist with making connections in that regard.

Previous motion from the Surrey RCMP Basketball Traditional, that includes 24 senior highschool groups in addition to a junior division.

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It began out as an eight-team occasion and has labored its means up.

“I do know, after we began, there have been points within the district with attitudes and sportsmanship,” Inrig stated. “I knew we needed to change issues and I believe this event has helped do this.


“I believe this event has helped modified the face of basketball in Surrey.”

Among the many different tournaments going this week is the aptly named Abbotsford Snowball Classic, a 12-team boys event that is celebrating its 60th year. 

It options 5 of the highest 10 groups within the Quad A boys basketball rankings with the No. 1 Centennial Centaurs of Coquitlam, No. 2 Burnaby South Rebels, No. three Kelowna Owls, No. 6 St. George’s Saints of Vancouver and No. eight Abbotsford Panthers.


The Snowball title sport is ready for Saturday at eight p.m. at Abbotsford.

Centennial received the Jonathan Taylor Authorized Beagle at Terry Fox in Port Coquitlam final weekend, beating Burnaby South 66-60 within the closing behind 21 factors from ahead Dominic Parolin and 17 from guard Leif Skelding. 

In the meantime, the Quad A honourable point out Holy Cross Crusaders of Surrey are hosting the B.C. Catholic championships. The ultimate is ready for Saturday at eight p.m. at Holy Cross. The Quad A No. 7 Vancouver School Preventing Irish are additionally participating.


The highest women event this week is the High-10 Shootout at Centennial. It’s now a nine-team event with its closing on Saturday at 5:45 p.m. at Centennial.

Notable teams embrace the Quad A No. 1 ranked Semiahmoo Totems of Surrey, No. four Riverside Rapids of Port Coquitlam,  No. 5 Terry Fox Ravens, the No. eight Brookswood Bobcats of Langley and No. 9 Lord Tweedsmuir.


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