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.
The senior field hockey team won a thrilling semi-final against Cowichan but fell short of their ultimate goal when they were defeated 3-0 by Handsworth in the Bridgman Cup final. The loss in the final should not take anything away from a tremendous long weekend of field hockey for the Cavs.
The senior field hockey team defeated Little Flower Academy and Oak Bay yesterday to earn a spot in the Bridgman Cup semi-finals. This is a terrific accomplishment considering the depth of teams in this tournament.
The senior field hockey team travelled to Victoria on Thursday to play in the prestigious Bridgman Cup tournament. On a wet Friday morning, they took to the field for their first game.
The senior soccer team pushed their record to 4-0 with a 2-0 win over Sutherland yesterday. The team is playing some terrific soccer this year and yesterday was no exception as the Cavs dominated much of the game.
The senior field hockey team pushed their league record to 2-0 with a 4-2 win yesterday over the West Van Highlanders. The Cavs now sit on top of the North Shore Premier Division, which features some of the best AA and AAA teams in the province.
For the second straight game DJ Moretto saved three penalty shots to lead the senior boys' soccer team to victory. After a spectacular display in the 9-penalty marathon against Bodwell, DJ was even better as he saved one penalty in regulation time and two in the shoot-out as the Cavs defeated Rockridge 4-3 for their third straight league win.
Collingwood's junior field hockey Blue squad defeated Sutherland last Friday. It was an impressive performance by Collingwood's young team. Here is the game report from Coach Mulock:
The senior soccer team defeated Bodwell in dramatic fashion last week in a tense penalty shoot-out. The game was tied 0-0 after regulation time so the two teams automatically went to the penalty shoot-out to break the tie. The Cavs were to score seven goals in the shoot-out and won the game after goalie DJ Moretto made his third save on Bodwell's nine shots.
The senior volleyball team tipped off their season in terrific fashion with a win over Whistler. The team has a strong group of returning seniors and this experience showed in the season opener. Here is a report from Coach Lee:
The senior soccer team opened league play today with a convincing 4-1 win over Seycove. The rain may have been falling but nothing could dampen the spirits of the Collingwood squad as they played beautiful soccer all game long and completely dominated the Seahawks.
The senior field hockey team overwhelmed their West Van rival Sentinel in an exhibition match today. McKinley Kennedy opened the scoring off a short-corner and the floodgates quickly opened for the Cavs. Maddy Augustus, Maisie Hastings and Jacqueline Webb all scored before the halftime whistle.
The senior field hockey team kicked off their season in spectacular fashion with four straight wins at the Polar Bear Cup. A ten-minute implosion in the fifth game was to cost the Cavs the championship, but Coaches Bruner, Gold and Underwood were thrilled by how quickly the team has already come together as it meshes its many returning starters with some terrific rookies.
The senior soccer team travelled to Victoria for the annual ISA Tournament which always kicks off the season. The team finished with three wins and one loss and came home with the bronze medal. This is a terrific start to the season for a team that is blessed with a large number of returning veterans. Coach Faly came away from the weekend feeling very optimistic about the Cavs' chances this year in the tough North Shore league.
For Coach Payne it has been a long time coming. After multiple second-place finishes at the BC AA Golf Championships, the chase for gold ended this afternoon in Chase, BC. The Cavs are coming home with the gold medal. Phoebe Yue (75), Sean Buckles (76), Michael Kennedy (77), Sandee Park (84) and Ben Wrixon cruised to a 16-stroke lead on the first day and brought it home today.
It is now official, this is the greatest sports year in Collingwood history with five teams winning gold medals in five different sports. Field Hockey, Combined Skiing, Tennis, Rugby and Golf will all proudly place big blue banners on the wall this summer.
Here is Coach Payne's report:
It was a rags to riches story if there ever was one. A soccer program that had never been to a BC Championship squeaks in with a miraculous comeback in the their zone playoffs. They then lose their first game at the BC's but bounce back to win their pool and then their semi-final. Collingwood's senior girls' soccer squad seemed a team of destiny, but it was not to be as they lost in a penalty shoot-out to St. Michaels University School.
On the same week that coach Dave Speirs went into the BC Hall of Fame with his 1991 Canadian World Cup Rugby teammates, the senior rugby team gave their own Hall of Fame performance in a 45-31 victory over Brentwood College. This win gave Collingwood its 8th BC AA rugby title.
The senior girls' soccer team has advanced to the BC AA Championship game with a 2-0 win over South Kamloops. After dropping the first game of the tournament 1-0, the Cavs have reeled off three straight wins and assured themselves a medal.
The senior soccer team has overcome losing their first game in pool play and assured themselves a berth in the BC AA semi-finals after a 1-0 win today over Pitt Meadows. This means that the Cavs have guaranteed themselves a shot at winning a medal at their first-ever BC Championships.
The senior rugby team will play for the BC AA Championship on Saturday. The Cavs defeated Clarence Fulton from Vernon 50-25 in their opening match of the provincial championships and followed this up with a 50-5 win over GW Graham yesterday. Collingwood will now face Brentwood in the final.
When you've been number one for over a decade someone is always looking to knock you off the top of the mountain. Today, Archbishop Carney almost caused one of the biggest upsets in AA tennis history. It was almost Cavs' Carney Collapse, but instead Collingwood rallied and secured a 6-5 win when the mixed doubles team came through in the clutch.
The senior rugby team defeated the Tupper Tigers 50-10 today to win their third straight Lower Mainland AA title. The Cavs raced to an early 19-0 lead and never looked back as they once again used a mix of forward power running, great handling and outside speed to overwhelm an opponent.
The senior tennis team has posted their usual 2-0 start at the BC Championships. The team defeated Immaculata 9-2 and University Hill 10-1 today. The Cavs now play Archbishop Carney from Coquitlam tomorrow morning in the quarter-finals. As usual, Coach Wong has his talented squad ready for all comers as the Cavs look to add yet another provincial title to the Collingwood trophy case.
The senior rugby team defeated McMath 68-14 yesterday to advance to the Lower Mainland Final for eighth straight year. Collingwood has won the AA New Zealand Shield a record 12 times and will be looking to make it 13 when they play the Tupper Tigers next Thursday. The Tigers upset Rockridge 13-10 yesterday in a thrilling overtime match. Collingwood defeated Tupper in a league match before March Break, but the Tigers look to be a much more dangerous opponent than earlier this year.
The senior girls' soccer program spent many years in the proverbial sporting wilderness when it first started. It was often seen as a chance for recreational fun rather than a competitive challenge. In the past few years, the Collingwood program has changed completely. Two years ago, the Cavs won the league title. However, winning the league is not a ticket to the BC Championships, you must win one of two playoff games to earn the berth.
- 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
- 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