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Cavs Comeback Stuns Dukes

The senior soccer team travelled down the Mount Seymour Parkway for their annual tilt against the Windsor Dukes yesterday.  As has become customary in games between Collingwood and Windsor, this one involved a classic Cavs' comeback and a penalty shootout. 

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Battle Of Field Hockey Royalty Goes To Cavs

Collingwood's field hockey program is considered one of the best in the country.  Within AA field hockey in BC, the Cavs have stood on the top of the podium more than anyone else.  However, on the North Shore, Collingwood has consistently failed to beat AAA powerhouse Handsworth.  The Royals have just been that little bit better when the teams have squared off in exhibition play for local bragging rights.  

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North Shore Action Starts Tomorrow

The excitement of another year of high school sports started last weekend as the senior field hockey team posted a 2-2-1 record at the Friendship Cup at Shawnigan Lake School last weekend.  At the same time, the senior boys' soccer team was competing in the ISA Championship.  The four tough games in that tournament should have the Cavs ready to go in tomorrow's first league game against Seycove.  Also taking the field tomorrow in North Shore action will be the junior field hockey team.  They are playing the always tough Handsworth Royals.  By the end of next week almost all of Collingwood's teams will be back in action.

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Soccer Cavs Win BC Bronze

The senior girls' soccer team had a fantastic season.  They won the North Shore league title and the Vancouver Sea To Sky Zone Championship.  With such a glowing resume, one might have imagined that they would have received a favourable draw at the BC Championships.  Sadly, this was not the case and the result was that a fatigued team took the field in their semi-final against Burnaby powerhouse St. Thomas More.  The 1-0 loss to the Knights was a huge disappointment but the Cavs bounced back in the 3rd place game and brought home a medal.  Here is Coach Mulock's report on the BC Championships:

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Rugby Cavs Win Bronze

The senior rugby team experienced the highs and lows of sports in their final three days at the BC Championships.  On Thursday, the Cavs were beat on the last play of the game in the semi-final.  After regrouping on Friday, the team bounced back on Saturday morning to defeat Sir Charles Tupper 29-18 to win the bronze medal.  This was the 12th straight year that Collingwood has medaled at the BC AA Championships.

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Cavs Win 4th Straight Hatch Shield

The Hatch Shield game is one of the best high school events in the province.  Two of the BC's top rugby schools compete tooth and nail for the shield named after North Shore rugby icon Roger Hatch.  Rockridge's powerhouse teams of the mid-2000's had given the Ravens a healthy lead in this series, but yesterday's 20-10 victory by Collingwood has tied the teams with nine wins each.

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Golfers Win Sea To Sky Championship

The golf team enters every season with the goal of competing for a medal at the BC Championships.  But in order to do this, they must first qualify through the zone championships.  Like all spring sports, this was the first year for the Vancouver Sea To Sky Zone to be in action.  Thus, after a dominating performance, the Cavs brought home the first Vancouver Sea To Sky AA Golf banner that ever has been awarded.  Here is Coach Francis' report:

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Cavs Defeat DW Poppy In Stadium Series Tilt

The senior rugby team made an emphatic statement about where they currently stand in BC AA rugby with a 52-0 win over DW Poppy on Friday.  Poppy was reputed to be one of the top sides in the Fraser Valley, but Collingwood dominated possession throughout the game and scored four tries in each half.  Only a spectacular defensive performance by the Poppy inside centre prevented the game from being even more one-sided.

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Tennis Team Topples Titans In Play-Off Action

Like all Collingwood teams this spring, the tennis squad has followed the weather forecasts with enormous interest.  While rugby, soccer. mountain biking, track and golf are inconvenienced by rain, tennis matches are simply cancelled.  Thus, it has been tough to finish the league schedule because the rain has been so incessant.  However, thanks to some clever thinking by Coaches Wong and Ross, the Cavs were able to play their North Shore semi-final this morning by inviting Mulgrave to play during the Collingwood practice time at Hollyburn's indoor courts.  Here is Coach Wong's report:

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SMUS Homecoming Crashed By Cavs

The senior rugby team was invited to be part of the St. Michaels University School alumni homecoming event this past weekend.  The highlight of this multi-faceted event is when the SMUS 1st XV takes the field.  While the Blue Jags are piped onto the field to the cheers of their home crowd, the visitors must put up with the same fans predicting imminent defeat and warning of the peril that awaits the team foolish enough to take on the vaunted SMUS team on their home turf.  Collingwood crashed the party in 2018 with a comprehensive win and in 2022 pushed their record to 2-0 at this event as they defeated SMUS 51-10.  

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Junior Rugby Cavs Defeat Carson

This year's Junior rugby team (Grade 9/10) is the biggest in Collingwood history.  With over 40 boys on the squad, Coaches Hall, Murray and Alguire have a wealth of talent at their disposal.  They also have the dilemma of trying to get all these players action in games.  Thankfully, they have been able to arrange A and B fixtures with their last two opponents, which has assured that everyone has played plenty of rugby.  Here is Coach Hall's report on today's big win over Carson Graham:

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Cavs Defeat Magee

The senior rugby team defeated Magee 50-0 yesterday to open their Vancouver Sea-To-Sky league schedule.  After two solid wins in exhibition play, the Cavs stepped up their game against a Magee side that featured players from three other West-Side schools.

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Golfers Defeat Windsor

The golf team travelled to the Sunshine Coast yesterday and came away with a 4-3 win over Windsor.  Coach Jake Francis fielded a whole new line-up as he is keen to give as many golfers as possible some experience in these early North Shore league matches.  Here is Coach Francis' report:

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Cavs Defeat Howe Sound

The senior girls soccer team pushed their record to 2-0 with an 8-0 win over Howe Sound on Tuesday.  The Cavs have now scored 20 goals in two games and posted two clean sheets defensively.  It has been a fantastic start to the season.  The remarkable thing is that the team is not even fully healthy at the moment and will actually get stronger when a couple of key players return from injury.  For now, Coaches Cantarutti, Huis in't Veld and Mulock are revelling in team's outstanding ball movement and killer-instinct around the net.

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Soccer Cavs Too Powerful For The Bruins

Prior to the pandemic, Collingwood's girls' soccer team was establishing themselves as one of the top high soccer programs in BC.  The team had finished 2nd and 4th at the BC Championships in the two previous years and had a talent-laden squad ready to compete for the 2019-20 provincial title.  Sadly, that group of girls never got to compete.  So after two long years, it is incredibly exciting to have the Cavs back on the field.  And what a team Collingwood has this year.  The Cavs are just loaded with talent and have some terrific Grade 12 leaders to help keep everyone calm and grounded.

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Athletes Of The Week

This will be the last Athletes Of The Week for our Winter sport student-athletes.  As an added bonus we are including two of the Robotics' stars that led their teams to glory at the recent provincial championships.  Collingwood has qualified two teams for the World Championships in Texas later this year.  That is definitely Athlete Of The Week worthy!

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Snowboarders Win BC Silver

The alpine team has a strong tradition of returning from the BC Championships with medals in hand.  This year was no different as the girl's snowboard team finished second.  This is a fantastic result.  Here is the report on the BC Championships from Coach Ramsden:

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Grade 8 Cavs Win BC Opener

The Grade 8 boys basketball team ran rampant through the North Shore league going undefeated in the regular season and then winning the Championship.  They also won the ISA Championship.  And if that was not enough, they defeated St. George's and Lord Byng in exhibition games.  The Cavs' only defeat this year was a narrow loss to Vancouver College.  Despite this gaudy resume, the selection committee at the BC Grade 8 Championships ranked Collingwood #13.

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