LANGLEY — Kelowna’s Best of the West Invitational did it best to effect change at both the AAA and AA tiers this past weekend.
At AAA, Cranbrook’s Mt. Baker got its first extended crack at B.C’s best and the Wild parlayed their fine play into a rise from honourable mention status to No. 6.
As well the parity of the Okanagan Zone continues to reveal itself in league play, with Penticton having an up week.
At AA, the province’s top two teams found themselves taking a back seat to up-country squads.
Lake Country’s George Elliot’s Yotes moved up to No. 1, while Prince George’s College Heights Cougars sit at No. 2, each team shining in their play at Best of the West.
1 Earl Marriott Mariners (Surrey) (LW-1)
2 Van Tech Talismen (2)
3 Claremont Sparts (Victoria) (3)
4 Penticton Lakers (6)
5 Kelowna Owls (4)
6 Mt. Baker Wild (Cranbrook) (HM)
7 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (8)
8 Mt. Boucherie Bears (Kelowna) (7)
9 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (5)
10 Moscrop Panthers (Burnaby) (10)
11 Delta Pacers (Ladner) (11)
12 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (9)
13 Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) (12)
14 Burnaby Central Wildcats (13)
15 Steveston-London Sharks (Richmond) (14)
HONOURABLE MENTION —Fraser Heights Firehawks (Surrey) (NR), Royal Bay Ravens (Victoria) (HM)
1 George Elliot Coyotes (Lake Country) (LW-4)
2 College Heights Cougars (Prince George) (3)
3 Abbotsford Christian Knights (1)
4 Langley Christian Lightning (2)
5 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (5)
6 Surrey Christian Falcons (6)
7 Langley Fundamental Titans (9)
8 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George) (8)
9 Richmond Christian Eagles (10)
10 Princess Margaret Mustangs (Penticton) (7)
HONOURABLE MENTION — W.L. Seaton Sonics (Vernon) (HM), Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (HM), Kelly Road Roadrunners (Prince George) (NR)
1 Vernon Christian Royals (LW-1)
2 Centennial Christian Seahawks (Terrace) (2)
3 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (3)
4 Mt. Sentinel Spartans (South Slocan) (NR)
5 Fernie Falcons(10)
6 St. Ann’s Crusaders (Kamloops) (6)
7 Kelowna Christian Knights(4)
8 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (8)
9 Ebenezer Canadian Reformed Auroras (Smithers) (5)
10 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (9)
11 Brockton Prep Grizzlies (North Vancouver) (NR)
12 Duncan Christian Chargers (7)
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