A veteran's veteran, North Delta's Bill Edwards, serving as a consultant and assistant coach this season under head coach Jas Hothi, prowls the sidelines this past December at the 2023 Tsumura Basketball Invitational staged at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property Varsity Letters 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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Bill Edwards Appreciation Night: “Once a Husky, always a Husky” seems custom-coined for one so steeped in North Delta hoops history! On Thursday, it’s time to say ‘Thank You, Bill’ to the Dean of the ‘Dawgs!

NORTH DELTA — If you had to identify his place on the family tree of North Delta Huskies boys basketball, you’d first start by imagining the mighty Oak.Then, you’d fix your stare on its weathered trunk.You know, that thick, strong and absolutely unflappable part of a tree, the place where it’s always thickest… the place […]

The historic original basketball court at North Delta Secondary School lives on in the lives of those it has touched. (Photo graphic by Gabriel Lynn property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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May the circle be unbroken: How North Delta’s original 1957 basketball court was rescued & re-purposed as a unifying symbol for Huskies old and new!

NORTH DELTA — Basketball’s centre-court circle.Within the dimensions of the sport’s time-honoured schematic, it’s always been the place where the narrative begins… that perfectly circular gathering point measuring a regulation 12 feet in diametre which never fails to welcome its two combatants to Act 1, Scene 1.And just like theatre’s most well-trodden stages, the passing […]

North Delta assistant coach Bill Edwards sports the 1990 championship ring from the team's last B.C title. On Saturday, it inspired a new generation of Huskies. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: An old ring on a clenched fist! How the North Delta Huskies won their first B.C. title in three decades

LANGLEY — All around him, in the frenzied aftermath of victory, as the delirious North Delta fans stormed the Langley Events Centre Court, the old ball coach was standing off to the side, soaking in a feeling he hadn’t experienced in very nearly three decades.

North Delta Huskies head coach Jesse Hundal places equal importance on the team's on-court work ethic and its off-court appreciation of program history. (Varsity letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TBI 2017: Future bright but history also key for North Delta’s tradition-honouring basketball Huskies

NORTH DELTA — It’s easy to have a soft spot for a classic era of B.C. boys high school basketball, that span during the early-to-mid 1970s when the growth in the popularity of the game was out of control, and the single-tiered championship final was a mass spectacle played in venues as large as the […]