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Grade 9 Girls Off To BC Championships

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team finished the Vancouver and District Championships with two losses, but they will enter the BC Championships later this week as the #5 seed. Four of the top five provincial seeds competed in V & D Championships so a 4th place finish in that event is nothing to sneeze at for this amazing group of athletes.

It will be the second time in three years that Collingwood has competed in the Grade 9 BC Championships. The current Grade 11 girls finished 10th two years ago. This year's team will open against Vedder Secondary at 12:00 on Thursday at Britannia Secondary in Vancouver. A win will set up yet another game against local rival and #4 seed Argyle.

Here is Coach Fraser's report on the V & D bronze medal game:

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Grade 8 Boys Win ISA Bronze

This past weekend, Collingwood hosted the Grade 8 Boys' and Girls' ISA Championships. This was a true basketball extravaganza as there were two 10-team tournaments going on at the same time. There was fantastic energy in the building all weekend long. Collingwood had two girls' teams in the tournament. Both teams played well but found wins hard to come by. The Grade 8 boys fared much better as they won the bronze medal with a solid win over St. George's B. The team also defeated Stratford Hall, but fell to the eventual champions Southridge in their semi-final. Here is a report from Coach Vidic:

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Alpine Team Crushes It At North Shore Championships

The alpine team had a fantastic day at the North Shore Championships. Three teams have qualified for the BC Championships. As usual our boys' and girls' ski teams are off to the provincials, but this year they are being joined by the boys' snowboard team. Of course, last year our skiers brought home all three provincial banners. Hopes are high that the teams will once again be on top of the podium. Here is Coach Ramsden's report:

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Piping Hot Cavs Win North Shore Championship

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team rallied from a late 4th quarter 7-point deficit to stun the Argyle Pipers with a fantastic 41-40 victory. This is only the third time in Collingwood's history that a girls' team has ever won a North Shore Grade 8 -10 title. When you are competing against powerhouse AAA schools on the North Shore, it takes a very special group of athletes to even make a final. These girls made the final as Grade 8's and Argyle handled them relatively easily. This year, the Cavs refused to be beat and are now North Shore Champions. Congratulations to entire team and Coaches Kadin Burnett and Duncan Fraser. Here is Coach Fraser's game report:

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Grade 9 Cavs In North Shore Final Today

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team defeated STA on Tuesday to advance to the North Shore Final. This is the second year in a row that this group of girls has earned a berth in the championship game. This is an amazing accomplishment for the squad. Standing in their way are the Argyle Pipers. Argyle has a powerhouse program so this will be a tough game for the Cavs, but this team has an amazing 'never-say-die' attitude so it should be a great game. Here is a game report from the semi-final from Coach Fraser:

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Banged Up Cavs Defeat STA

The senior basketball team has run into a series of injuries to key players. To lose so many top-notch players would be an issue for most high school teams, but Coach Wong has enormous depth in his squad this year. Thus, he turned to his bench on Tuesday night against Seycove and his players responded. Although the team suffered a narrow loss to the Seahawks, it was terrific to see so many players rise to the occasion when they were given an increase in playing time. This turned out to be a big confidence boost for the players who then stepped it up even more on Thursday. Here is Coach Wong's report on the big win over STA:

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Senior Cavs Ready Themselves For Playoffs Next Week

The senior girls' basketball team has had a tremendous season so far. They have dominated the North Shore Division 1 league and they have sought out tough opposition in tournaments across the province. The Cavs open playoff action against the #1 Premier league team on Monday. Playing STA in their home gym will be a big challenge for the Cavs, but as you read Coach McLaughlin's report, you will see that the team has been preparing themselves and should be ready for this tough test. Here is Coach M's report:

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Cavs Left 'Whunda-ring' What Might Have Been

The senior boys' made it all the way to the final of the Cav Classic before falling to the AA #2 ranked Westsyde Whundas for the second week in a row. Coach Wong's squad played three amazing quarters against the Whundas on Saturday afternoon before they ran out of steam in the final stanza. Westsyde's well-balanced offence and terrific discipline on defence make them a formidable opponent. However, Coach Wong has been really pleased with his team's play over the past 10 days. The fact that they pushed Westsyde so hard in the Cav Classic final with Brodie Jacobs playing very little and Lochlan Collins not playing at all due to injury bodes well for future match-ups. Here is a report from Coach Wong:

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Grade 9 Cavs Win ISA's

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team continued their brilliant play by winning the ISA Junior Tier 2 tournament this weekend. The ISA Junior Tier 2 tournament features Grade 9/10 teams from smaller ISA schools. Collingwood always sends their Grade 9 team to this tournament so that the team will gain experience by playing against older and bigger opponents. It therefore speaks volumes about this group of girls that they came away with the gold medals. Here is Coach Fraser's report:

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Cavs Rally To Beat Highlanders

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team kept their perfect league record intact with a come-from-behind victory over the West Van Highlanders yesterday. The home crowd was treated to an impressive rally late in the 3rd quarter. With momentum in their favour, the Cavs kept it going in the 4th and pulled away from the stunned Highlanders. Here is Coach Fraser's report:

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Ravens No Match For Cavs On Senior's Night

It was billed as a battle for first-place, but Rockridge was no match for the senior girls' basketball team as the Cavs fast-break ripped the Ravens apart from the opening whistle. The final result was a convincing 66-36 win for Collingwood as they took sole possession of first place in Division 1. It was a fantastic way for the team to say goodbye to its five graduating players. As usual, Coach McLaughlin put on a tremendous night for the athletes who have given so much to the girls' basketball program for the past five years. Here is Coach McLaughlin's report:


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Grade 10 Boys Win ISA Bronze

The Grade 10 boys' basketball team came home with the ISA bronze medal this weekend. The team defeated West Point Grey in the opener 71-39. They fell to eventual champion Southridge in the semi-final before bouncing back to defeat SMUS 54-48 to win the bronze. William Zhang led the way in the bronze medal game with 19 points. Coach Ditson also had praise for Nate Holm and Casra Mohammedrezai who played well throughout the tournament.

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Cavs Overcome Luggage Letdown On European Adventure

Seasoned travellers know that when you travel the world that sometimes your luggage just doesn't follow you to your destination. This was the case for the senior boys' basketball team as they all made it safely to Germany after a delay on the Ottawa airport tarmac but sadly their luggage did not follow suit.

Despite this major inconvenience, the team had a fantastic trip to Europe. The itinerary is so unique for a North American team that the boys couldn't help but thrive on adventure that so perfectly blends the cultural brilliance of Europe with terrific basketball. Here is Coach Wong's report:

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Cavs Soaring High In Win Over Seahawks

The senior girls' basketball team is on a roll. After winning the Richmond Colts tournament on the weekend, the Cavs faced Seycove last night at home. Coach McLaughlin had intentionally scheduled Seycove in order to test her young squad. Seycove has been one of the class girls' basketball programs in recent years in BC. Here is Coach McLaughlin's game report on a huge victory for Collingwood:

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Cavs Claim Colt Classic

The senior girls' basketball team had an amazing weekend as they won the Richmond Colts tournament. This was a fantastic result for the team. Coach McLaughlin was in very merry spirits indeed on Saturday night when she arrived at the PE Christmas Party with such good news. Congratulations to the team. Here is Coach McLaughlin's tournament report:


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Senior Girls Finish 4th At ISA's

The senior girls' basketball team travelled to Victoria last weekend for the ISA Championships. There were nine teams entered in the championships, which is far from an ideal number. As a result, it was inevitable that some teams would end up with minimal rest between games. Sadly, it was Collingwood that drew the short straw on both days as the Cavs ended up getting only one game's rest on both Friday and Saturday. Naturally, this meant the team was quite tired in their second and fourth games of the tournament. Despite this, the team played some excellent basketball and finished the tournament with a 2-2 record and a 4th place finish. Here is the report from Ms. McLaughlin:

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Island Life Suits Senior Cavs

The senior boys' basketball team travelled to Victoria on Friday afternoon for a series of exhibition games. Foremost on their mind was the game against St. Michaels University School(SMUS). SMUS is a long-time AA basketball power and a win over them is always worth rejoicing. Coach Wong sends this report on the Island trip and the Cavs' busy first week:

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Cavs' Lightning Strike Takes Out LCS

The senior boys' basketball team has opened their season with two wins in two days. Yesterday, they travelled to Langley to play the Langley Christian Lightning. The Cavs showed 'good resilience' according to Coach Wong as they did not panic when they let a 15-point lead slip away in the 4th quarter. Lochlan Collins hit some key free throws at the end of the game to seal a 67-64 victory. Coach Wong had praise for Tyler Preston who was 'a beast' on the boards.

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Grade 9 Volleyball Wins ISA Bronze

The Grade 9 volleyball team has been playing terrific volleyball all year long. They travelled to Meadowridge last Friday for the ISA Tier 2 Junior Championships. This tournament attracts teams from the smaller ISA schools and Grade 9 squads from the bigger ISA schools. Coaches Lussier and Chow have combined on this report:

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Windsor Dukes Can't Stop Cavs Being Crowned Champions

The senior field hockey team won its 11th straight North Shore Field Hockey Championships yesterday with a 3-0 victory over Windsor. In this amazing stretch, the Cavs have won 10 AA titles and one AAA championship for good measure. The Collingwood field hockey juggernaut does not rebuild; it reloads every year. Despite adding 11 rookies to the lineup this season, the Cavs are once again one of the best teams in the province.

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Cavs Topple Titans In Soccer Action

The senior soccer team evened their league record at 2-2 with a resounding 5-0 victory over Mulgrave last Friday. The Titans were no match for Cavs' skill and speed. Blaise Benoit opened the scoring for Collingwood. The Karmali twins then got into the action as Aleem scored one goal and Imraan added two more to make it 4-0. Adam Lewis finished off the scoring.

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Alex Kerfoot Off To Great Start In NHL

When Alexander Kerfoot and Sam Reinhart played together for the major-midget North-West Giants, it was clear that both young men had unbelievable hockey talent. While Sam chose the more direct route to the NHL with the Kootenay Ice in the WHA, Alex headed off to Harvard for four years of university hockey and an amazing education. Now both Collingwood grads are in the NHL as Alex cracked the Colorado Avalanche starting line-up this year.

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Cavs Finish 6th At Bridgman

The senior girls' field hockey team got exactly what they needed at the Bridgman Cup - tough games. It looks like the Cavs will roll over their North Shore AA opponents this year so it's crucial that the squad face top-notch opposition in tournaments in order to prepare for the BC Championships.

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Cavs Take Silver Medal At Field Hockey ISA's

Last year's senior field hockey team was laden with Grade 12 veterans who led the team to BC gold medal glory in 2015 and a BC silver medal in 2016. With so many key players departing, you could easily think that this would be a re-building year for the Field Hockey Cavs. However, that is not the way at Collingwood. As usual, it is not about rebuilding, it is about reloading. Although the team is definitely young, it was clear at the ISA Championships that the team is full of potential and will only get better as the year progresses.

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Senior Soccer Concedes Late Goal To Lose League Opener

The senior soccer team looked good at times and created some quality chances for themselves but conceded a late goal to STA to lose 1-0 yesterday. STA came out of the gate in a very physical fashion and the Cavs were initially pushed around a bit, but as the game progressed Collingwood gained confidence. The Cavs will now look for their first league win on Tuesday against Rockridge.

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Cavs Display Signs Of Genius At ISA Championships

The senior soccer team's 5th place finish at the ISA Championships is not going to go down as one of the school's great historical sporting moments, but there were enough positive signs that Coach Lake came away from the weekend in a very optimistic frame of mind. In fact, the team was incredibly close to playing for a medal. A penalty-shot loss against West Point Grey on Saturday morning prevented the team from earning a berth in the bronze medal game.

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Howe Sound Playoffs - Game 1
McCord Family Gym - Championship Court
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Touch Rugby
Kirkstone Field - North Vancouver
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