Planning for the 2013 Riverboat tournament is well under way. The date for the 2013 Riverboat tournament is set for January 10-12 (Thu-Sat), 2013. So far three teams for the men’s draw have been confirmed.
- Leo Hayes Lions
The 2011-2012 Lions were a young team that were supposed in a rebuilding phase. It would seem, however, that someone forgot to tell coach Hickey and his players that they were not suppose to be winning games. With every player returning for the 2012-2013 season, the Lions will once again be one of the tops contenders for the provincial title and will undoubtedly play with the intensity coach Hickey’s team are known for.
- Fredericton High Black Kats
The 2012-2013 Black Kats will be led by new head coach Mike King. The defending AAA champions, and winners of 3 of the last 4 provincial titles will once again field a title contending team bolstered by the junior class coming off back-to-back undefeated championship seasons at the JV level. Look for the Black Kats to field with a big, strong, athletic team.
- St. Stephen Spartans
The defending AA champs return 10 players, including all 5 starters for the 2012-2013 season. The Spartans are not only the leading contenders for the AA title once again, but are widely considered one of the top teams in the province regardless of division. Coach Taylor’s troops play an exciting brand of basketball that includes strong post play, excellent long range shooters and dynamic points guards who keep constant pressure on the opposition.
Invitations are out to several out of province teams as well. Hopefully we’ll be able to around out the field in the next couple of weeks.