8TH ANNUAL HOOPFEST BC

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8TH ANNUAL HOOPFEST BC CROWNS NEW CHAMPS On August 18/19th, the Langley Events Centre played host to the 8th Annual Hoopfest BC Tournament and saw two new champions crowned on Sunday afternoon.  On behalf of our partner Basketball BC, the Hoopfest BC organizers would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the teams, participants, fans, sponsors (Cactus Club, St. John’s Ambulance, Baden Canada, McDonald’s, Punum Designs, Steve Nash/Fitness World, Vancouver Giants, Good4U, Langley Times and Fastsigns), BCBOA officials, all the game scorekeepers and the Langley Events Centre for helping make another successful weekend of basketball! WOMEN’S DIVISION After confidently completing their round robin schedule with a 3-0 record, the Flaming Mama’s captured the inaugural Women’s division championship with a convincing 97-69 victory over CapQuest.  Falling behind...

7TH ANNUAL HOOPFEST BC

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In order to win, teams have to have a certain balance of talent, chemistry and luck.  Occasionally you may see a team get by without one of the three to claim a championship and people will tab them with an asterisk or a fluke.  For teams to win multiple championships, the word dynasty starts to get thrown around in conversation.  Add in a win loss record of 31-1 and six championships over the course of their seven appearances in the HOOPFEST Tournament and the respect has without doubt been granted and earned by the basketball community.  Returning to the Langley Events Centre for the 7th Annual HOOPFEST Tournament on the weekend of August 20-21st, The School walked away with their hands and stomachs full of accolades.   Since the inaugural tournament tip off in 2004, while there have been a few tinkerings to enhance the event, the one constant has been that either or both of The...

6TH ANNUAL HOOPFEST BC

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  This past weekend Centrecourt hosted its sixth annual summer run, HOOPFEST TWENTY TEN and it was an event of many firsts.  After five years of calling Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary home, the tournament moved on up like George and Weezy to the penthouse that is the Langley Events Centre.  Running twenty four games over the course of two days on two courts, HOOPFEST TWENTY TEN welcomed ten teams and a combination of over three hundred people through the doors during the hot August weekend. With an eclectic mix of fresh faced rookies and cagey veterans, the tournament featured such notable names as Brent Malish and Kamar Burke (Birds), Roopi Clair (NWO), Jacob Doerksen (The School), Joey Haywood and Nick Toews (Runnin’ Rebels), Gurj Jhaj and Aman Heran (Athelite), Richard Anderson and Matt Rachar (Assault) and Kyle Grewal (Herbalex).  While many of those names have been around the...

5TH ANNUAL HOOPFEST

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As the final stop on the Lower Mainland’s summer tournament circuit, the action headed indoors for the 5th Annual Hoopfest Tournament in Vancouver, Canada. While some of the faces may have changed from 2004, the level of talent and intensity of play continues to impress. Entering the tournament with the previous four titles to their credit, The School looked to continue their dominance with an unprecedented 19-1 record (including round robin and playoff games). However, this year’s version of the defending champions had a Jerry Krause feel to it, as only Malcolm Campbell and Louis Hurd were carry over members from prior events. Squeezing into the playoff round with a victory over the Ravens in their final round robin game, The School was forced to play back to back games with a semi-final battle against the undermanned Rebels squad. On the flip side, Athelite, led by star guard Aman...

4TH ANNUAL HOOPFEST

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    During the weekend of August 23-24th, the 4Th Annual HOOPFEST tournament featured a number of the top names in the local basketball scene as a who’s who in the Lower Mainland basketball circles participated over the two day tournament.  Richard Anderson and Randy Nohr (Canadian National Team alum), Aman Heran (Univ. of Calgary), Bol Kong (Douglas College, CCAA All-Star), Graeme McCallum (Douglas College, CCAA MVP), Neb Alesic and Justin Van Loo (University of Alberta), Louis Hurd (Trinity Western University) and Joey Haywood (“King Handles” fame) were just but a few of the great names to hit the hardwood.  While the weather may have been wet outside, “The School” reigned inside Lord Tweedsmuir’s gym on Sunday August 24th, as they captured their fourth straight HOOPFEST championship!  After a minor chink in their armor with their first loss in four years to the Wildcats in...