Category: Rothesay High

Redemption for KV Players

Immaculate Collection
This past weekend the juvenile boys team from the KV area called the Immaculate Collection won the BNB Juvenile A provincial championships in Dalhousie, NB. The team consisted of:

  • Brent Kignston (KVHS Grade 12)
  • Jordan McGill (KVHS Grade 12)
  • David Gainforth (KVHS Grade 12)
  • Jesse Bartlett (KVHS Grade 12)
  • Jacob Calhoun (KVHS Grade 12)
  • Ryan Vaughan (KVHS Grade 11)
  • Simon Gagnon (KVHS Grade 10)
  • Alex Whelan (Rothesay Grade 12)
  • Brad Van Steeg (Rothesay Grade 11)
  • Kevin Seely (Rothesay Grade 11)

This group has been competing for a provincial title since 2000-2001 when they started playing in the KVBA mini rep program. Although this is their first title together, they have definitely been close many times in the past, especially two years ago in midget. That year KVHS lost to Leo Hayes in the provincial semi-final, then two days before midget age class Brent Kingston broke his ankle.

In the opening game of this year’s tournament the team beat Riverview by 31 points which was a bit of redemption for the Crusaders on the team considering they lost to that same team in the NBIAA regional costing them a trip to the Aitkin Center. They followed up that win with a 2 point victory over Fredericton, a 15 point win over Moncton and a 50 point win over a injury depleted Dalhousie team.

KV Area Girls Dominate

This past weekend the NBIAA Jr. Girls championship banners were handed out and the girls from the Kennebecasis Valley area put on a very impressive showing by winning all three titles. The AAA title went to the two-time defending champions KVHS Crusaders which was their fourth straight finals appearance. In AA action the powerhouse Rothesay High Red Hawks made it four in a row (I think) as they captured the title again this year. And finally, the RNS River Hawks captured the A title.

In addition to winning championships, the girls from the Valley have also represented the area well on BNB Provincials teams. Last season there were 12 girls from RHS, KVHS and HMMS that played on the U15 and U16 teams and that number might go up this summer considering the young talent on KVHS Crusaders varsity girl’s team.

The KVHS Sr. girl’s team which went undefeated in Southern conference this season and is currently the second seed from the South/West region has five grade 10 students and will only be losing two seniors (Ann Conrod and Lindsay Roy) this year.

Yes the future looks bright for the Valley. The boy’s teams definitely have a tough act to follow.