Hey, it’s Howard and welcome to another episode of Varsity Letters—The Podcast. Today we open the show with a short tribute to the late Karin Khuong from Mike Carkner, one of her basketball coaches at Terry Fox Secondary in PoCo. Khuong, 16, lost a two-year battle with cancer on Sunday. The theme of the […]
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A Sunday Read: The simple truth behind three days of magic! How VIU’s Mariners perfected the art of the rally to win a CCAA national crown
LANGLEY — His tears had barely had time to dry and his voice, emotion-tinged from the kind of elation that only a national championship can bring, had recovered just enough to get a special message out.
CCAA Nationals Day 3: Humber’s Hawks find a second win, back-to-back wins forge national bronze ahead of 2020 host status!
LANGLEY — Call it third place the hard way.
CCAA Nationals Day 2: Sheridan’s ‘Braveheart’ Bruins top No. 1 Holland, set the stage for title tilt with Nanaimo’s VIU Mariners
LANGLEY — On Thursday, Sheridan Bruins head coach Jim Flack waxed on about the joy of having his team’s senior leadership become the empowering force that helped carry the OCAA champs to the CCAA’s Final Four here at the Langley Events Centre.
CCAA Nationals Day 2: Magnificent Mariners do it again! In Friday’s Final Four, VIU rallies from 19 down to stun Montreal’s Vanier Cheetahs
LANGLEY— Their compass won’t let them down. For a second straight night here at the CCAA men’s national basketball championships, the Vancouver Island Mariners have stared down a double-digit defict and in the end, turned it to dust.
CCAA Nationals Day 1: Langara coach Eberhardt on loss to No. 1-seed Holland: “We just got hit by a Hurricane”
LANGLEY — Paul Eberhardt didn’t rehearse the line, so when it came time to dissecting what went wrong for his Langara Falcons in the opening round of the CCAA National championships Thursday night, the head coach caught himself chucking just a split second before delivering an unintended pun. “We just got hit by a hurricane,” he […]
CCAA Nationals Day 1: It’s all about empowerment! Senior leadership carries Sheridan’s Bruins into Friday’s Final Four
LANGLEY — They swept through the OCAA playoffs back in Ontario, winning by an average margin of 20 points.They opened Thursday in the first round of the CCAA national championships at the Langley Events Centre with a 22-points win, 105-83 victory, over Laval’s Nomades de Montmorency. (full updated Friday schedule below)Now, riding a six-game win streak, […]
CCAA nationals Day 1: Another day, another miracle win! Nanaimo’s VIU Mariners rally to stun SAIT and earn Final Four berth
LANGLEY — Never say die. That’s the mantra of the Vancouver Island Mariners, and boy, is it working.
CCAA nationals Day 1: Montreal’s baby-faced Vanier Cheetahs show their claws in win over Toronto’s Humber Hawks
LANGLEY — In grade school years, Montreal’s Vanier Cheetahs would, at first inspection, seem to be lacking a lot in terms of their overall experience.
This Royce rolls with the punches! Langara’s Royce Sargeant majors in comebacks as Falcons host CCAA nationals at LEC
LANGLEY — Just call him the Rolls Royce of mid-season roster additions…at any level of college basketball.