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.
* 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.
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.
Zubair Seyed (St. Benedict) – MVP
Justin Malnerich (St. Benedict)
Maleik Gordon (Cardinal Newman)
C.J. Falconer (Sir Allan MacNab)
Tyrell Herbert (Cardinal Newman)
Nathaniel Nelson ((Oakwood)
Samuel Fairbairn (Northern)Cal Hager (North Park)
Cam Penner (Collingwood)
Tristan Lindo (J. Clarke Richardson)
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.
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.
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
Kadre Gray (Oakwood) – MVP
Maleik Gordon (Cardinal Newman)
Matey Juric (Oakwood)
Sam Jenkins (Sir Allan MacNab)
Kevaughn Ellis (Sir Allan MacNab)
Simon Petrov (Sir John A. Macdonald)
Stefan Simic (Kitchener Waterloo)
Tyrell Hebert (Cardinal Newman)
Chris Poloniato (Bishop Macdonell)
Dequan Cascart (Oakwood)
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.
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
* 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.
The defending Heinbuch Classic Champions Oakwood Barons will be back trying to win its seventh Heinbuch championship. Can they be stopped? Fifteen teams from around the province will be doing their best to crown a new champion. The Heinbuch Classic committee welcomes Guelph Bishop Macdonell and Upper Canada College who will each be making its first appearance in the Heinbuch Classic bringing to 107 the total number of schools who have participated over the tournament’s 32 years. The list of this year’s entrants is posted under the ‘schools’ tab. The tournament draw is also now posted.
Sixteen games will be played on Friday, November 27 at the two gyms at RIM Park in Waterloo beginning at 8:45am and continuing all day. There will be plenty of free parking.
Play will continue in Waterloo on Saturday at Waterloo C.I. and Sir John A. Macdonald S.S. Check the ‘maps’ tab.
There will be no admission charge until the four Divisional Championship games on Saturday afternoon/evening when admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for high school students. Elementary school students and Seniors will be admitted free of charge. All proceeds from the admission fee will go to the Heinbuch Classic Bursary program which sponsors deserving Grade 9 students to attend a Summer basketball camp.
Well, “almost” and “they did it again” come to mind. Kitchener St. Mary”s Eagles “almost” became the first Waterloo County team to win the Heinbuch as they jumped to an eight point lead at the end of the first quarter, extended the lead to ten before leading by six at half time. They still led by six entering the final frame before Toronto Oakwood Barons, led by the poised and experienced tournament MVP Calvin Epistola finally took a two point lead with three minutes to go on the way to a 57-52 victory.Yes, “they did it again” as Oakwood won the Heinbuch for the sixth time tying the most championships with the strong Toronto Runnymede teams of the 1980″s / 1990″s and have now captured the title for four straight years. Coach Miller, his staff and the young student-athletes can feel proud of this accomplishment.
Hamilton St. Thomas More defeated Kitchener Grand River online casino 48-25 in the Bronze Division final.
Brantford North Park defeated Waterloo 56-52 in overtime in the Consolation final.
Nedim Hodzic (Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald)
Shai Alexander (Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab)
Xavier Ellis (Hamilton St. Thomas More)
Nikola Farkic (Kitchener Cameron Heights)
Ousmane Kromah (Kitchener Eastwood)
Rounds 1 and 2 of the 31st Annual Court Heinbuch Classic have been completed. The ‘game of the day’ saw Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab defeat Kitchener Cameron Heights 72-66 in overtime. Toronto Oakwood is still in play to win the Heinbuch for a sixth time. Joining Oakwood in the Gold Division will be Waterloo Sir John A. Macdonald, Kitchener St. Mary’s and Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab. Can a local team win the Heinbuch for the first time? The Silver Division sees Kitchener Eastwood, Windsor W. F. Herman, Ajax J. Clarke Richardson and Kitchener Cameron Heights. The Bronze Division has Welland Notre Dame, Kitchener Grand River, Hamilton St. Thomas More and Ottawa St. Patrick’s. Competing in the Consolation Division will be Brantford North Park, Ottawa Lisgar, Burlington Nelson and Waterloo. Play continues Saturday at Waterloo Collegiate and Sir John A. Macdonald S.S. in Waterloo.