2019 B.C. Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament

AFTER cracking the top 10 last year, the Burnaby South Rebels are aiming higher in 2019 and judging by the rankings for the 2019 B.C. Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament the Rebels are considered the team to beat, earning the No. 1 seed among the 32 entrants.

The 50th edition of the tournament gets underway on Saturday, February 23 with 32 teams hitting the hardwood at Langley Events Centre for four days and 80 games of basketball action.

The tournament will conclude on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. with the championship final on the LEC South Court.

Of course, 31 other teams have other intentions than simply conceding the title to the Rebels.

The Vancouver College Fighting Irish (who finished in third place in 2018), Yale Lions and St. Patrick Celtics round out to the top four. The defending champion St. George’s Saints – who defeated the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers xx-xx in the final – are back in the draw at No. 11 while the Panthers come in seeded 23rd.

For the full draw, click here.


Here’s a quick look at the 32 teams by their rankings:

1. Burnaby South Rebels
2. Vancouver College Fighting Irish
3. Yale Lions
4. St. Patrick Celtics
5. Okanagan Mission Huskies
6. R.A. McMath Wildcats
7. Walnut Grove Gators
8. Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs
9. Claremont Spartans
10. Kelowna Owls
11. St. George’s School Saints
12. M.E.I. Eagles
13. A.R. MacNeill Ravens
14. Charles Hays Rainmakers
15. St. Michaels University School Blue Jags
16. Panorama Ridge Thunder

17. College Heights Cougars

18. Terry Fox Ravens

19. J.L. Jackson Golds

20. Heritage Woods Kodiaks

21. Eric Hamber Griffins

22. Ladysmith 49ers

23. Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers

24. Duchess Park Condors

25. Brookswood Bobcats

26. Magee Lions

27. Sa-Hali Sabres

28. R.E. Mountain Eagles

29. Belmont Bulldogs

30. St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints

31. G.W. Graham Grizzlies

32. Jaffray Rebels


For more on the tournament, click here