2013 CCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

CCAA – The best men’s basketball teams in Canada will meet at the 2013 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship March 14-16, 2013.

The Langara Falcons and VIU Mariners battled it out in a nail-biter that ended 78-74 for the Falcons; both will go to the 2013 CCAA Men's Basketball National Championship thanks to B.C.'s wildcard

Alberta's outcome was nearly identical; the Red Deer Kings came out 88-85 over the Keyano Huskies, with both teams qualifying for the CCAA national championship. 

Meanwhile in Ontario, the Sheridan Bruins defeated the defending national champions, the Mohawk Mountaineers, in the OCAA gold medal game. 

The Champlain St-Lambert Cavaliers hoisted Quebec's gold trophy, while the John Abbott Islanders will fill the RSEQ host spot. 

And it was the Holland Hurricanes who edged out the STU Tommies for their first ACAA conference title.  

The three-day CCAA national championship will be hosted March 13-16 by CEGEP John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC. Eight teams have been seeded in the following order:

1 Langara Falcons PACWEST champions Vancouver, B.C.
2 Sheridan Bruins OCAA champions Oakville, Ont.
3 Red Deer Kings ACAC champions Red Deer, Alta.
4 Champlain St-Lambert Cavaliers RSEQ champions St. Lambert, Que.
5 Holland Hurricanes ACAA champions Charlottetown, P.E.I
6 VIU Mariners PACWEST silver medallists Nanaimo, B.C.
7 Keyano Huskies ACAC silver medallists Fort McMurray, Alta.
8 John Abbott Islanders CCAA host Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que.

The CCAA Championship Awards Banquet will precede the competition, beginning at 7pm on Wednesday, March 13. The competition begins Thursday, March 14 and the national champion will be determined Saturday, March 16.

The schedule is as follows (all times ET):

Thursday March 14

  • Game # 1             1pm –  Red Deer Kings vs VIU Mariners
  • Game # 2             3pm –  Sheridan Bruincs vs Keyano Huskies
  • Game # 3             6:30pm –  Champlain St Lambert Cavaliers vs Holland Hurricanes
  • Game # 4             8:30pm –  Langara Falcons vs John Abbott Islanders

Friday March 15

  • Game # 5             1pm – Losers of game 1 & 2
  • Game # 6             3pm – Losers of game 3 & 4
  • Game # 7             6:30 pm – Winners of game 1 & 2 (semi-final)
  • Game # 8             8:30 pm – Winners of game 3 & 4 (semi-final)

Saturday March 16

  • Game # 9            10am – Losers of game 7 & Winners of game 6
  • Game # 10          12pm – Losers of game 8 vs. Winners of game 5
  • Game # 11          2pm – Losers of game 5 & 6 (7th/8th place)
  • Game # 12          6:30pm – Winners of game 9 & 10 (Bronze Medal)
  • Game # 13          8:30pm – Winners of game 7 & 8 (Gold Medal)

The closing ceremony and awards presentation will take place immediately following the gold medal match.

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