Skyhawks U-12 Invitational opens tonight
BURLINGTON — Two U-12 boys basketball teams will be crowned champions on Sunday to wrap up the annual Burlington Skyhawks Invitational Tournament.
Two U-12 boys basketball teams will be crowned champions on Sunday to wrap up the annual Burlington Skyhawks Invitational Tournament.
The 16-team event, divided into two divisions, begins tonight (Friday) and concludes Sunday with Division 1 and 2 gold-medal games at 2:30 and 4 p.m., respectively, at Corpus Christi secondary school.
The Burlington Skyhawks Gold team, ranked in the Top 10 in Ontario, will attempt to bring home the Division 1 title among a group of teams that includes the Skyhawks, K-W Vipers, IEM Aurora and North Toronto Huskies in Pool A, and the Mississauga Monarchs, Stoney Creek Newman, Waterloo Wildhawks and Bayan Basketball in Pool B.
The Gold team, coached by Rick Beaudry, is scheduled to play round-robin games at 6:30 p.m. tonight vs. the Vipers, Saturday at 10 a.m. vs. North Toronto and 4 p.m. Saturday vs. IEM Aurora. All games are at Corpus Christi.
Pool A semifinals follow on Sunday, Jan. 13 with games at Corpus Christi and Notre Dame secondary schools at 10 a.m., with the bronze-medal game following at Corpus Christi at 1 p.m.
In the B Division, local representation includes the Cam Besseling-coached Burlington Skyhawks Blue team, which is in Pool A. They play the Niagara Rangers at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Saturday against Peterborough at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. vs. Port Colborne, all their games set for M.M. Robinson High School.
Pool B teams in Division 2 include Hamilton Eagles, Etobicoke No. 2, Mississauga Knights B and MYAA Jaguars.
Semifinals at Corpus Christi and Notre Dame will be played at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, with the bronze-medal match set for 11:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi.
The Canadian national anthem will be performed by the Burlington Teen Tour Band Trumpeters before both gold-medal games.
A Ford of Canada Drills and Skills Display will be set up for players and families to participate in on Saturday from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Corpus Christ and from 2-7 p.m. at MMR.
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