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35TH HEINBUCH CLASSIC – November 23 & 24

Sixteen teams from across the province will vie for the Championship of the 35th Heinbuch Classic Senior Boys High School basketball tournament. Toronto St. Michael’s Blue Raiders will return to defend its championship victory from last year’s tournament. The list of entrants is posted on the ‘schools’ tab. Our committee gives a special welcome to Windsor Kennedy CI which is making its first appearance at the Heinbuch. This brings the number of schools who have participated over the tournament’s 35 years to 113.

All games will be held at Conestoga College Athletic and Recreation Centre which is located close to Highway 401 (Exit 275). Sixteen games will be played on Friday, November 23 beginning at 8:45am. Semi final games in four Divisions will begin at 8:45am on Saturday morning. The four Division Championship games will begin at 3:30pm with the Gold Division Championship game at 8:00pm. See the ‘draw’ tab. Admission is free.

There will be a parking fee on Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Park in Lot 14. Then enter the Athletic Centre, go to the desk, give your licence number and pay $3.50 which covers you for the day. Parking after 4:00pm Friday and all day Saturday is free and other lots can be used.

CONESTOGA COLLEGE ATHLETIC & RECREATION CENTRE

299 Doon Valley Dr.
Kitchener, ON
N2G 4M4

* Exit Hwy 401 at Exit 275.
* Take Homer Watson Blvd (toward Kitchener).
* Go to first stop light (1/4 mile).
* Turn right onto Conestoga College Blvd.
* Stay in right lane and turn right at first opportunity.
* The first building on your right (after an empty field) is the Recreation Centre.

SATURDAY, DAY 2

Congratulations to Toronto St. Michael’s Blue Raiders for winning the 34th Heinbuch Classic played at Conestoga College Athletics & Recreation Centre. St. Michael’s defeated Sir Allan MacNab in the Gold Division semi finals and overcame a five point half time deficit in the championship game to defeat a Toronto Oakwood Barons squad 69-59. Kudos to Coach Zownir and his student-athletes for a well-deserved victory.

Kitchener St. Mary’s defeated Stoney Creek Saltfleet 60-52 in the Silver Division final.

Hamilton St. Thomas More was victorious 50-38 in winning the Bronze Division final over league rival Stoney Creek Cardinal Newman.

It took overtime before Kitchener Resurrection won the Consolation final 58-54 over Cambridge Glenview Park.

ALL STAR TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Inaki Alvarez               (St. Michael’s)  –  MVP
Kyle Duke-Simpson     (St. Michael’s)
Jacob Masters               (Oakwood)
Julius Laurinavivius     (Oakwood)
Andrew Bartlett            (Saltfleet)

SECOND TEAM

Ethan Andrew                (North Park)
Ethan Passley                 (St. Mary’s)
Layee Jabateh                 (Eastwood)
Mahier Mohamed           (Resurrection)
JoJo Lingisi-Ombongo   (St. Thomas More)

 

FRIDAY, DAY 1

Day 1 of the 34th Heinbuch Classic is complete. The 4 Divisions will play semi finals tomorrow starting at 8:45am. Play continues at the Conestoga College Athletic & Recreation Centre. See the ‘draw’ tab for the complete schedule. The championship Gold Division semi finals will see Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab Lions playing defending Ofsaa champion Toronto St. Michael’s Blue Raiders at 12:00 noon followed by Kitchener Eastwood Rebels squaring off against 7 time Heinbuch champion Toronto Oakwood Barons at 1:30pm with the two winners battling for the championship at 8:15pm. Parking is free and any of the parking lots can be used. Admission is free but there will be the opportunity to donate to the Heinbuch Classic Bursary Program which sponsors deserving Grade 9 student-athletes to attend a summer basketball camp,

34th HEINBUCH CLASSIC – NOVEMBER 24 & 25

The field has been set for the 34th Heinbuch Classic high school basketball tournament. Sixteen teams from around the province will vie for the coveted championship. The list of entrants is posted in the ‘schools’ tab. The Heinbuch committee welcomes Fergus Centre Wellington DHS, Stoney Creek Saltfleet DHS and Toronto St. Michael’s CS bringing to 112 the number of schools who have participated over the tournament’s 34 years.

All games will be held at Conestoga College Athletic and Recreation Centre which is located close to Highway 401 ( Exit 275 ). Sixteen games will be played on Friday, November 24 beginning at 8:45am and continuing all day. Play will resume on Saturday beginning at 8:45 am with the Gold Division Championship game at 8:15pm. See the ‘draw’ tab. There will not be an admission fee. However, there will be an opportunity to donate to the Heinbuch Classic Bursary program which sponsors deserving Grade 9 students to attend a Summer basketball camp.

There will be a parking fee on Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Park in Lot 14 (follow the signs). Then when you enter the Athletic Centre go to the desk, give your licence number and pay $3.50 which covers you for the day. Parking after 4:00pm Friday and all day Saturday is free and other lots can be used.

CONESTOGA COLLEGE ATHLETIC & RECREATION CENTRE

299 Doon Valley Dr.
Kitchener, ON
N2G 4M4

* Exit Hwy 401 at Exit 275.
* Take Homer Watson Blvd (toward Kitchener).
* Go to first stop light (1/4 mile).
* Turn right onto Conestoga College Blvd.
* Stay in right lane and turn right at first opportunity.
* The first building on your right (after an empty field) is the Recreation Centre.

SATURDAY, DAY 2

It ONLY took 33 years but a local team has finally won the Heinbuch Classic. Cambridge St. Benedict Saints had a great day on the hardwood first defeating Sarnia Northern 53-39 in the semi finals and then winning 48-34 over an excellent and well-coached Stoney Creek Cardinal Newman squad in the championship final. Cardinal Newman defeated defending champion Toronto Oakwood in the semis. Congratulations to Coach Malnerich, his staff and student-athletes on this fine accomplishment. Kudos also to Coach Raso and his players for a fine tournament.

Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab defeated Ajax J. Clarke Richardson 58-44 in the Silver Division final.

Collingwood bested Hamilton St. Thomas More 64-52 in winning the Bronze Division championship.

The Consolation Division championship went to Brantford North Park with a 63-48 victory over Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald.

ALL STARS

FIRST TEAM

Zubair Seyed  (St. Benedict)  –  MVP
Justin Malnerich  (St. Benedict)
Maleik Gordon  (Cardinal Newman)
C.J. Falconer  (Sir Allan MacNab)
Tyrell Herbert  (Cardinal Newman)

SECOND TEAM

Nathaniel Nelson  ((Oakwood)
Samuel Fairbairn  (Northern)Cal Hager  (North Park)
Cam Penner  (Collingwood)
Tristan Lindo  (J. Clarke Richardson)

FRIDAY, DAY 1

Day 1 of the 33rd Heinbuch Classic is complete. The 4 Divisions will play semi finals tomorrow starting at 8:45am. Play continues all day at the Conestoga College Athletic & Recreation Centre with the championship game at 8:15pm. The Gold Division will see Stoney Creek Cardinal Newman vs. Toronto Oakwood and Cambridge St. Benedict vs. Sarnia Northern with the two winners advancing to the championship game. The Silver Division will have Kitchener Resurrection vs. Ajax J. Clarke Richardson and Waterloo vs. Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab. Kitchener Eastwood will play Collingwood and Hamilton St. Thomas More will play Brampton St. Roch in the Bronze Division. Rounding out play will be Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald against Kitchener Cameron Heights and Brantford North Park against Peterborough Adam Scott in the Consolation Division.

33RD HEINBUCH CLASSIC – NOVEMBER 25 & 26

The Oakwood Barons will be back trying to defend its championship and win its eighth Heinbuch title. They will be joined by fifteen teams from around the province. The Heinbuch Classic committee welcomes Peterborough Adam Scott CVI Lions and Brampton St. Roch CSS Ravens who will each be making its first appearance in the Classic bringing to 109 the total number of schools who have participated over the tournament’s 33 years. The list of entrants this year is posted under the ‘schools’ tab.
All games will be held at Conestoga College Athletic & Recreation Centre which is located close to Highway 401 (exit 275). Sixteen games will be played on Friday, November 25 beginning at 8:45am and continuing all day. Play will continue on Saturday again beginning at 8:45 am with the Gold Division Championship game at 8:15pm.
There will be an admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for high school students beginning with the four Division Championship games which start at 3:30pm on Saturday. All proceeds will go to the Heinbuch Classic Bursary program which sponsors deserving Grade 9 students to attend a Summer basketball camp..
There will be a parking fee on Friday from 8:00am to 4:00 pm. Follow the signs to Lot 11. Parking Friday after 4:00pm and all day Saturday is free.

SATURDAY, DAY 2

Yep! They did it again. Toronto Oakwood won the Heinbuch Classic for the 5th consecutive year and record-breaking 7th time overall. It did not come easily. Alexander Comanita made a 3 pointer at the buzzer in overtime as Oakwood defeated Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald 75 – 72 in the Championship semi final. Oakwood then overcame a 7 point halftime deficit and went on to victory in the final against a fine Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab squad 68 – 61. Congratulations to Coach Miller, his staff and student-athletes. Congratulations also to Coach Fisher, his staff and players of Sir Allan MacNab for a fine tournament.

Stoney Creek Cardinal Newman defeated Guelph Bishop Macdonell 57 – 55 in the Silver Division final as Maleik Gordon scored at the buzzer.

Kitchener Waterloo held on for a 49 – 46 victory to capture the Bronze Division Championship against Waterloo.

Hamilton St. Thomas More was victorious 47 – 41 in winning the Consolation Championship over London H. B. Beal.

ALL STAR TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Kadre Gray   (Oakwood)   –  MVP
Maleik Gordon   (Cardinal Newman)
Matey Juric   (Oakwood)
Sam Jenkins   (Sir Allan MacNab)
Kevaughn Ellis   (Sir Allan MacNab)

SECOND TEAM

Simon Petrov   (Sir John A. Macdonald)
Stefan Simic   (Kitchener Waterloo)
Tyrell Hebert   (Cardinal Newman)
Chris Poloniato   (Bishop Macdonell)
Dequan Cascart   (Oakwood)

FRIDAY, DAY 1

After each team played two games on Friday the 4 Division semi finals are set. Toronto Oakwood Barons are still alive to capture a record-setting 7th Heinbuch Classic championship. Joining Oakwood in the Gold Division will be Kitchener St. Mary’s Eagles, Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab Lions and Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders. The Silver Division will find Guelph Bishop Macdonell Celtics, Cambridge St. Benedict Saints, Stoney Creek Cardinal Newman Cardinals and Ajax J. Clarke Richardson Storm vying for the Silver Division championship. In the Bronze Division will be Kitchener Grand River Renegades, Waterloo Vikings, Brantford North Park Trojans and Kitchener Waterloo Raiders. The Consolation Division has Hamilton St. Thomas More Knights, Sarnia Northern Vikings, Upper Canada College Blues and London H. B. Beal Raiders. Play continues all day Saturday at the Recreation Centre at Conestoga College. Check the ‘draw’ tab for times and match-ups.

IMPORTANT NEWS

Due to a labour dispute the site of Saturday’s games has been changed. Rather than games being played at Waterloo Collegiate and Sir John A. Macdonald all Saturday games will be played at the Recreation Centre at Conestoga College. The game times remain the same. Check under the ‘draw’ tab.

CONESTOGA COLLEGE RECREATION CENTRE
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, ON
N2G 4M4

*  Exit Hwy 401 at Exit 275.
*  Take Homer Watson Blvd ( toward Kitchener ).
*  Go to first stoplight (1/4 mile) and turn right onto Conestoga College Blvd.
*  Stay in right lane and turn right at the first opportunity.
*  There will be a large parking lot on your left ( park here ).
*  The first building on your right ( after an empty field ) is the Recreation Centre.