LANGLEY — Classes may not yet be in session, but the upcoming B.C. senior boys high school soccer season is top of mind for those anticipating its return to play in the fall of 2021.
As the calendar hits Sept. 1, Varsity Letters presents the B.C. Boys AAA preseason soccer rankings, courtesy of B.C. boys high school soccer.
TOP 10 PRESEASON
1 Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils (Coquitlam)
2 Reynolds Roadrunners (Victoria)
3 Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam)
4 Panorama Ridge Thunder (Surrey)
5 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver)
6 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver)
7 Sullivan Heights Stars (Surrey)
8 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria)
9 Vancouver College Fighting Irish
10 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey)
Honourable mention — Sardis Falcons (Chilliwack), St. George’s Saints (Vancouver), R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond), Sentinel Spartans (West Vancouver)
Preseason tournaments, like the one hosted by Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees in mid-to-late September will serve as a precursor to the start of league matches, traditionally beginning at the start of October.
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex has traditionally been the site for the provincial A, AA and AAA tournaments, with action taking place in mid-to-late November. The B.C. AA tourney has now been confirmed to run Nov. 22-24 with the AAA to follow Nov. 25-27.
The last B.C. boys high school soccer titles, of course, were decided back in 2019.
In Single A, Vancouver’s West Point Grey Academy Wolves defeated Victoria’s Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons 2-0 for its first-ever title. Read story here.
In Double A, Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers won its first title in 12 years with a 2-0 win over the Fighting Saints of North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas. Read story here.
In Triple A, Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder beat its crosstown rivals, the L.A. Matheson Mustangs, 3-0 in the tournament’s first-ever all-Surrey top-tiered final. Read story here.
B.C. senior girls soccer, which missed both its 2020 and 2021 championships, will continue to run as a spring sport.
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