Cole Bekkering of the Semiahmoo Thunderbirds is part of a class of rising Grade 11 and 12 players with the South Surrey program which lost in last weekend's championship final to Burnaby South. (Photo by Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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2022-23 B.C. Boys Top 10 pre-preseason hoops rankings! 4A Semiahmoo, 3A St. Patrick’s, 2A St. Thomas Aquinas, 1A Glenlyon Norfolk top the polls!

LANGLEY — Fans of B.C. boys high school basketball were treated to an absolute gem of a provincial tournament for four days last week at the Langley Events Centre.

Stirring games in all four rounds, and the largest crowd to witness a B.C. final this century, and perhaps even a lot further back than that… we got it all.

Today, before things are laid to rest in the off-season memory banks, it’s time to let you know about next season!
Less than five full days after the completion of Championship Saturday, our pollsters are painting the first picture of 2022-23 with our annual Pre-Preseason boys senior varsity Top 10 rankings.

Digest, dispute and celebrate to your heart’s content:


1 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF)

2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (VSS)

3 Burnaby South Rebels (FN)

4 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (VSS)

5 Abbotsford Panthers (EV)

6 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (VI)

7 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (FN)

8 Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (SF)

9 Enver Creek Cougars (Surrey) (SF)

10 Kelowna Owls (TOK)

Honourable mention — Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (VSS), Burnaby Mountain Lions (FN), Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (SF), Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (VI), Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (VSS)

(Howard Tsumura,


1 St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (VSS)

2 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (FN)

3 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (FN)

4 Elgin Park Orcas (Surrey) (SF)

5 Sir Charles Tupper (Vancouver) (VSS)

6 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (EV)

7 North Delta Huskies (SF)

8 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (SF)

9 Lord Byng Grey Ghosts (Vancouver) (VSS)

10 Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford) (EV)

Honourable mention — Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna), Steveston London Sharks (Richmond) (SF), Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (NC), A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (SF), Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (EV)



1 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (VSS)

2 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (VI)

3 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria)

4 West Point Grey Academy Wolves (Vancouver) (VSS)

5 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (VI)

6 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (VSS)

7 Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (SF)

8 Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF)

9 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (VSS)

10 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (VSS)

Honourable mention —Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (NW), Langley Christian Lightning (EV), Abbotsford Christian Knights (EV), Summerland Rockets (TOK), Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (TOK)

(Lyle Dhur,


1 Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (VI)

2 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (EV)

3 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (EV)

4 Aberdeen Hall Gryphons (Kelowna) (TOK)

5 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (NW)

6 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (NC)

7 Fernie Falcons (TOK)

8 King David Lions (Vancouver) (VSS)

9 Kelowna Christian Knights (Kelowna) (TOK)

10 Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers (VI)

Honourable mention — Meadowridge Gryphons (Maple Ridge) (FN), Maple Ridge Christian Hornets (FN), Grand Forks Wolves (KOO), Fort St. James Falcons (NC), Brookses Westshore Gryphons (Victoria) (VI)



Eastern Valley — EV

Fraser North — FN

South Fraser — SF

Kootenays — KOO

North Central — NC

North West — NW

Thompson-Okanagan — TOK

Vancouver Island — VI

Vancouver Sea To Sky — VSS

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