Photo of Vancouver College celebrating during the 2022 championship game courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures

Surrey’s Tamanawis Wildcats are the top overall seed while the defending champion Vancouver College Fighting Irish are slotted at No. 2 for the 33 rd annual Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament.



The 32-team tournament kicks off on Saturday, February 25 and runs until Tuesday, February 28 with all 80 games being played at Langley Events Centre. The championship final is set for 7:00pm. Last year’s finalists, the Burnaby South Rebels are slotted in as the No. 3 seed while another Surrey school, the Sullivan Heights Stars are the fourth seed.
The other competing teams (in alphabetical order) are: the Abbotsford Senior Panthers (Abbotsford), Brookswood Bobcats (Langley), Burnaby Mountain Lions (Burnaby), Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam), Correlieu Coyotes (Quesnel), Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo), Elgin Park Orcas (Surrey), Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver), Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody), Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria), Lord Byng Grey Ghosts (Vancouver), LV Rogers Bombers (Nelson), Magee Lions (Vancouver), Oak Bay Bays
(Victoria), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey), R.E. Mountain Eagles (Langley), Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford), Rutland Voodoos (Rutland), St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria), St. Patrick Celtics (Vancouver), St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights (Burnaby), Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey), Smithers Gryphons (Smithers), Summerland Rockets (Summerland), Vernon Panthers (Vernon), Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops), Windsor Wolves (North Vancouver), and Yale Lions (Abbotsford).