The Collingwood senior rugby squad is on Day 9 of their Australian tour. The team will play Matthew Flinders Anglican College late this afternoon. Currently it is 30 degrees so the boys are hoping that the temperature will drop considerably before the 4:00 and 5:00 kick-off times.
Collingwood currently has 32 rugby players in Australia on the school's bi-annual tour 'Down Under'. The team arrived in Sydney on Sunday morning and have been busy training and having fun at the beach and with their hosts.
The BC AA defending champions opened Lower Mainland league play against Bryne Creek, which was playing in its first ever league game. While Collingwood was not looking to crush a brand new program, the lack of any game time before the Cavs' upcoming Australian tour was a major issue that forced the coaches to field their strongest team for at least the first 12 minutes of the game. At this point, the substitutions started and by halftime the full bench had been rotated in. This means that everyone going to Australia has at least a little contact under their belt before facing some tough opposition 'Down Under'.
The alpine team took 17 terrific ski and snowboard athletes to the BC Championships and have returned with three provincial titles for the second time in three years. Here is Coach Ramsden's report on this amazing feat:
While neither team finished their season in the way they had imagined in their dreams, both the senior boys' and girls' basketball teams accomplished a great deal this year. The girls' team earned a berth in the Lower Mainland Championship and finished second in the Cav Classic. The boys' team won the Cav Classic, the Britannia Tournament and reeled off 18 straight wins in BC before their unfortunate exit from the Howe Sound Championships.
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team won the Vancouver and District Championship on Thursday. This was a great way for the team to finish its season. Although the North Shore playoffs did not go to script, the team played some excellent basketball to win the V&D Championship in convincing fashion. Here is the game report from Coach Fraser:
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team has advanced to the Vancouver and District Championship game. The Cavs defeated Burnaby North last night. They will now play in the final this afternoon at 4:00 at New West Secondary. Here is a game report from Coach Fraser:
The alpine team has brought home at least one provincial championship over the past three years so it is no surprise that they once again were a dominant force at the North Shore Championships this past Thursday. Here is the full report from Coach Ramsden:
The senior girls' basketball team rose from the dead on Wednesday as they defeated the Mulgrave Titans to earn the last berth in the Lower Mainland Championships. The Cavs' season appeared to be over when they lost a heartbreaker to Windsor last Friday. However, the team received an unexpected reprieve and they stormed back with one of their best games of the year. Here is Coach McLaughlin's game report:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team has advanced to the North Shore semi-finals after an outstanding win over Seycove. The team has been playing exceptional basketball all year long and yesterday was no different. Here is a game report from Coach Mulock:
The senior girls' basketball team celebrated senior's night with a 45-31 win over West Van last night. Coach McLaughlin has always made sure that her graduating players are feted in an amazing fashion as the each Grade 12 player presented her parents with flowers before the game and then was given a photo in the post-game celebration. However, the best part of the evening is always the touching tributes that the Grade 11 players give to their departing teammates. These speeches were particularly well done yesterday as the younger players talked about their love and admiration for the grads and all the fun they had together this year.
Collingwood won their second tournament in as many weeks, capturing the Cav Classic for the first time in three years. They defeated their Howe Sound rival, Elphinstone, 66-54 in the final. The Cavs (#3 AA, 18-6) defeated Pacific Academy (81-58) in the quarter finals, and Carson Graham (83-62) in the semi-finals. Lochlan Collins was named tournament MVP. Tariq Alibhai and Imraan Karmali were tournament all-stars.
The senior boys' basketball team defeated Elphinstone for the second time in less than a week to capture the Cav Classic yesterday evening. It was a great team win as the Cavs used their lethal three-point shooting to great effect as usual, but were also able to score inside the paint as well. This was too much for an Elphistone team that was missing their top player in the final. Tariq Alibhai and Imraan Karmali were named tournament All-Stars, while Lochlan Collins took home the MVP award.
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team is competing in the MEI tournament in Abbotsford this weekend. This is a top-notch tournament giving the Cavs a great warm-up for the North Shore Playoffs that start on Thursday. Here is Coach Fraser's report on their overtime loss on Friday afternoon:
Both senior teams have earned berths in their home tournament final tonight. The girls won a hard-fought game yesterday morning against Rutland. This game had multiple lead changes and the Coach McLaughlin could only take that big breath of relief at the final buzzer.
The Collingwood senior basketball teams are in the midst of a big week. On Tuesday night, they both won crucial league games. The girls beat Windsor by one point to secure a home playoff date next Thursday. Meanwhile, the boys defeated Elphinstone 77-70 to win an important four points in league standings.
The senior boys' basketball team defeated the home team Britannia Bruins to win the 45th edition of their prestigious tournament on Saturday night. This was a big win for the Cavs as the Bruins are ranked just below Collingwood in BC AA basketball. Here is a report from Coach Wong:
The Grade 9/10 girls' basketball team played well at the ISA's, but a narrow loss in the semi-final was followed up with some ice-cold shooting in the bronze medal game so the team had to settle for fourth place. Although, the team was disappointed to finish out of the medals, the tough games are sure to help them as they get ready for the North Shore playoffs that are just around the corner. Here is a tournament report from Coach Fraser:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team has returned from holidays firing on all cylinders. Their win over Sentinel yesterday was their second this week and they are still undefeated in the local West Van derbies as they have victories over Rockridge, West Van and now Sentinel. Here is a game report from Coach Mulock:
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team has kicked off the new year with a big win over Bodwell on Tuesday evening. Here is Coach Fraser's report:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team is in the midst of a very good year. They have been competitive in all their games in the tough North Shore league. They opened the second half of the season with a great win over local rival West Van. Here is Coach Mulock's report:
The senior boys' basketball team travelled to Saskatchewan last week to take part in one of Western Canada's most prestigious high school basketball tournaments. The BRIT tournament brings together some of the best teams from the four western provinces. It also gave our West Coast boys a taste of a real Canadian winter and the warmth of a prairie welcome as the host school rolled out the red carpet for all their guests. Here is Coach Wong's report:
The senior girls' basketball team won their fourth straight North Shore league game last night with an impressive performance against the Rockridge Ravens. Coach McLaughlin was very pleased with the team's performance. Here is her report:
The senior girls' basketball team has had an impressive start to North Shore regular season play. Last week, the team reeled off three straight wins. Coach McLaughlin sends in this report on a fantastic week:
It is has been an action-packed first two weeks for the senior boys' basketball team. They have already travelled to the island in search of top-class games and then followed this up with four tough games this past weekend at the No Regrets Tournament. Here is a full report from Coach Wong:
Once again this year, Collingwood was one of the co-hosts of the North Shore's biggest basketball event - The No Regrets Tournament. 24 teams from across Western Canada and Australia participated this year. Collingwood once again hosted the boys' and girls' finals on Saturday evening.
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team is on a roll. Following up on their 3rd place finish at the CapU tournament, the team has won two games this week against North Shore opposition. Here is a game report from Coach Mulock on yesterday's big win over Seycove:
The Grade 9/10 girls' basketball team continues to power its way past all North Shore opposition. Coach Fraser sends this report on their latest win:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team is off to a great start this season. Coaches Mulock and Morris have the team in mid-season form already. Here is a report from Coach Mulock:
The senior girls' basketball team opened the first week of the season with six exciting games. This was an unbelievable start to their campaign and culminated with them bringing home the ISA bronze medal this past weekend. Here is a report from Coach McLaughlin:
Muneet Gill and Kayleigh Garland were awarded $1000 scholarships as part of The Big Ticket Basketball tournament presented by Venue Kings and Onni. The winners were chosen from the participating 16 teams based on character, academics, service and contributions to basketball.
The Grade 9/10 girls' basketball team defeated St. Pat's from Vancouver on Saturday afternoon to win the Collingwood Junior Cav Classic tournament. Here is the game report from Coach Fraser:
Sean Buckles recently signed his Letter of Intent with Utah Valley University. Sean will be hitting the links next year for UVU who compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The WAC has an incredible history when it comes to inter-collegiate sports in the United States. Currently there are nine member schools in the WAC, eight of which who compete in men's golf.
After posting round one wins in the Junior Cav Classic, the Grade 9/10 boys' and girls' basketball teams followed this up with big second round wins as well. The boys beat the Westsyde Whundas, while the girls beat West Van.
The Grade 9/10 boys' and girls' basketball teams opened the Junior Cav Classic in fine fashion today with first-round wins. The boys team had an easy first game as they disposed of the Fraser Academy Mustangs 73-15. The girls game was far more exciting as the Cavs raced to a 16-2 lead only to see it evaporate completely in the 4th quarter. Down 54-52 with just over a minute left to play, Collingwood rallied to score the last seven points of the game to win 59-54.
Tannis McKay has starred on soccer fields all across BC for both Collingwood and her club teams. Her amazing play has not gone unnoticed as she will take her remarkable talents to Radford University in Virginia next year. Tannis signed her official Letter Of Intent with Radford last week.
The swim team was busy at the BC Championships this past weekend in Richmond. Collingwood has a strong tradition of success at this meet and our swimmers did not disappoint as there were many excellent individual and relay-team performances. Here is a report from Mr. Yoon.
It's one of the great truisms in sport – To win a championship, your best players have to be your best players on the day. Yesterday, Collingwood's best senior field hockey players stepped to the fore and the result was a remarkable 5-0 win over the Crofton House Falcons in the BC AA Final.
The senior field hockey team had to dig deep but they eventually overcame a plucky Seycove side 1-0 this morning to book their fourth straight appearance in the BC AA Final. Once again the Cavs will face Crofton House who went to shots before defeating Shawnigan Lake. The Collingwood-Crofton match-up was the oddsmakers choice for the final and it promises to be another epic battle.
The senior field hockey team defeated York House 3-1 this morning to win their pool and then dispatched South Kamloops 6-0 in their BC AA quarter-final this afternoon. This means that Collingwood plays tomorrow at 9:45 in a semi-final match against either JL Crowe or Seycove.
The senior field hockey team started the defence of its AA BC Championship in emphatic fashion today with two big wins. The Cavs defeated North Delta 8-0 and then trounced Brentwood College 6-0 in their afternoon match.
Prior to today, the senior soccer team has gone into penalty shoot-outs four times this year and has been victorious on all four occasions. In two of these games, the Cavs scored in the last-minute of play to force a shoot-out. So it was no surprise that Collingwood scored yet another last-second goal to propel them to miracle 3-2 penalty shot win over Bodwell in North Shore playoff action.
The senior volleyball team finished their season with a very good performance at the ISA Championships this past weekend. Unlike last year when Collingwood hosted the Tier 2 ISA Championships in a separate tournament, this year's event featured 16 teams from all the ISA schools. This meant that the Cavs had some very tough first-day matches. However, when play started on the Saturday, Collingwood played some great volleyball against teams of their own calibre. Here is Coach Lee's report:
The senior field hockey team won the North Shore AA Championship today with a 5-2 win over Seycove. This makes it an even 12 North Shore championships in a row for Collingwood's top-rated program. The victory over the Seahawks means that the Cavs will go into the BC Championships as the #1 seed.
The senior volleyball has been playing some excellent volleyball at times over the past two weeks. Unfortunately, this has not always translated into winning matches as the Cavs have been inconsistent, which can be costly when you need to win three games each evening. However, the Cavs put it all together last Thursday in a big win over the Chatelech Eagles. Here is Coach Lee's report:
The senior field hockey team travelled to Crofton House on Friday for the ISA Championships. As expected, the gold medal match featured Collingwood and the host CHS Falcons. The two bitter rivals pushed each other but at the end of regulation neither team had managed a goal. In the penalty shoot-out, the Cavs rode the brilliant goaltending of Izzy Fry to the victory and the gold medal.
It appeared that a highly suspect goal was going to give the Windsor Dukes the North Shore senior boys' soccer league title, but a last-minute tally by Tariq Alibhai saved the day for Collingwood as they rallied to defeat Windsor in penalties. The Cavs now find themselves in the driver's seat as a win over STA on Thursday will give them the league title.
Collingwood's Junior B field hockey team had a great two days at the ISA tournament this past weekend. The Killer B's proved that the depth of the Collingwood field hockey program is truly extraordinary with a terrific showing at the tournament. Here is a report from Coach Mulock:
Collingwood's junior field hockey teams travelled to the ISA Championships at Shawnigan Lake School this weekend. The Gold team returned last night victorious after defeating Crofton House 2-0 in the final.
In the battle yesterday for bragging rights between West Van's two independent schools, there was one soccer team that made a resounding statement and it was the Collingwood Cavaliers. The Cavs raced to a 3-0 halftime lead and they never looked back as they defeated Mulgrave 5-1.
- Cross Country - Senior Boys and Girls
- Junior Field Hockey - Blue Team
- Junior Field Hockey - Gold Team
- Field Hockey - Senior Girls
- Rugby - Grade 8 Boys
- Rugby - Grade 9 Boys
- Soccer - Senior Boys
- Swimming - Senior Boys and Girls
- Volleyball - Grade 10 Girls
- Volleyball - Grade 8 - Gold
- Volleyball - Grade 8 - BLUE
- Volleyball - Grade 9 Girls
- Volleyball - Senior Girls
- Ice Hockey - Senior Boys
- Badminton - Junior Boys and Girls
- Badminton - Senior Boys and Girls
- Cricket - Senior Boys and Girls
- Golf - Senior Boys and Girls
- Mountain Biking - Senior Boys and Girls
- Rowing - Senior Boys and Girls
- Rugby - Grade 10 Boys
- Rugby - Senior Boys
- Rugby - Senior Girls
- Soccer - Junior Girls
- Soccer - Senior Girls
- Tennis - Junior Boys and Girls
- Tennis - Senior Boys and Girls
- Track And Field - Senior Boys and Girls
- Triathlon Club - Senior Boys and Girls