In Transition: Joel Friesen Joel Friesen is one of five Canadians on the London Lightning, part of the National Basketball League. Friesen, Abbotsford raised, was an integral component to the back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018 with the London Lightning, as well as the NBL Championship he won his rookie season with the Halifax Hurricanes. […]
Story written by CBC Bearcats Athletics: After 3 seasons with the Bearcats Men’s Basketball Team at Columbia Bible College, Matthew Boulton has announced his resignation as CBC Bearcats Head Coach, which took effect April 30th. During his time with the Bearcat squad, Boulton brought a fresh and extremely competitive perspective and coaching style to a […]
By: Blake Murphy Raptors 905 announce 2018-19 coaching staff We knew a few of the names already, but Raptors 905 unveiled their full coaching staff under new head coach Jama Mahlalela for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday. Here is a quick rundown of the names. HEAD COACH Jama Mahlalela will move from the front row […]
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Abbotsford Basketball: August 6th to 11th – U-17 Girls’ Canada Basketball National Championships – Fredericton, N.B. Jayden Gill represents Abbotsford at the U-17 Canada Basketball National Championships: Abbotsford had a sole representative on the U-17 Girls’ squad – Jayden Gill. Jayden is a point guard for the Robert Bateman Timberwolves (AAA) who are not ranked […]
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball program is pleased to announce that local standout Sukhjot Bains is returning from the NCAA Division I ranks to sign with the Cascades. Bains, a highly versatile and athletic 6’6” guard out of Tamanawis Secondary in Surrey, B.C., spent the previous four seasons playing south of the […]
The Fraser Valley Bandits have revealed season ticket prices for the team’s inaugural season in the new Canadian Elite Basketball League, and those interested can secure a priority spot to buy tickets by making a $50 deposit.
MSA Outdoor Classic by Bassment Studios (Paul Alamwala) MSA OUTDOOR CLASSIC This is the second year of the revitalization of the MSA Outdoor Classic, a tournament local hoopers competed at in the 1980s. The organizers of the tournament donate all proceeds to the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Society, the City of Abbotsford provides support with […]
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is taking his talents to Turkey. The 2010 Yale Secondary grad officially signed on the dotted line with a team based in Bakirkoy, a suburb of the capital city of Istanbul. It marks a considerable jump in talent from the British Basketball League, where Klassen spent last season starring with the Worcester Wolves.