Simon Fraser head coach Steve Hanson. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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VL Podcast 03.10.21: Simon Fraser coach Steve Hanson reflects on what March Madness means to him, including a thrilling B.C. AAA title in 2012 at Terry Fox!

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This week, as the Langley Events Centre re-plays classic B.C. boys basketball championship finals, we have a guest who has coached in one of the most memorable finishes ever.


Before he assumed the head role with SFU men’s basketball in 2016-17, Steve Hanson was the co-coach of the Terry Fox Ravens, and in 2012 the Fraser Valley No. 4 seeds staged an epic run through the bracket at the LEC, setting up a classic clash for the title with Langley’s Walnut Grove Gators.

Hanson re-lives that championship season and that title game, one which will be streamed at 8 p.m. Saturday as the capper to the Langley Events Centre’s four straight days of classic replays. You can watch all of the games by clicking here!

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