Vanier’s Communications Department issued the following Press Release with the exciting news that Vanier will be hosting the final 4 games of the Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Provincial Basketball Championships. Details about participating teams will be added as soon as they are made available. We’re definitely hoping to see a Cheetahs team playing in the finals!
UPDATE: The Div.1 Men defeated John Abbott in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, February 27th, so they advanced to the Provincials. On Saturday, March 3rd, they faced Montmorency in the semi-finals. but unfortunately lost 83-74. They then played in the Bronze Medal game on Sunday VS Dawson, but lost that game as well 73-61. Still, we offer our congratulations to Head Coach Andy Hertzog and to the entire team for a great 12-4 regular season. Go Cheetahs!
Here’s the text of the Press Release:
VANIER COLLEGE TO HOST PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL FINALS IN MARCH
January 31st 2018– Vanier College is proud to be hosting the Division 1 men and women’s basketball provincial championships. The Final 4 games will be held in the Vanier Sports Complex on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th 2018.
“This is a real honour and given the Vanier Cheetahs’ rich basketball history and the fact that we have seen many of our players go on to play at the university level and beyond it is extremely appropriate that we are hosting the finals,” said Vanier’s Director General John McMahon.
Vanier last hosted the provincial basketball finals in 2008 where the Women’s team won a provincial championship. Over the years the Men’s Cheetahs basketball team has gone on to win several provincial and national championship titles. Both finalists for the upcoming championship also qualified for the CCAA National Championships being held March 16th to March 20th 2018.
Both the men and women’s games are open to the public and tickets will be available at the door. The Sports Complex is located at 821 Ste Croix Avenue in Saint Laurent.
For more information regarding game times please consult the Vanier College Athletics’ website at: http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/athletics/home/
Information: Vanier Communications
(514) 744-7500 ext. 7596