Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Consolation Champions (15U Boys - 2004)

The Chicken Chef Jr. Bison 15th Annual Tournament Consolation 2019 Champions

Back (Left to Right)
Assistant Coach Miggy, Kurt Jordan, Jiro Umali, Luigi Sulit, Lane Welch,
 Kevin Banuik, Alex McCaskill, Ben Penner, Mykel Caparas.
Front (Left to Right)
Scott Maranan, Kirby Panganiban, Andrei Capucion and Coach Arnold.


The Junior Bison Boys Basketball Tournament -- April 19th – April 21st 2019 – with venues from Winnipeg University of Manitoba – Investors Group Athletic Centre, St. Boniface College Lindenwoods CC. and  St. Johns Ravenscourt School. It's 7 Division Tournament from boys born 2008 to 2002/2001.

Blizzards Club team entered 3 teams in division (2005 under Coach Armando),  (2004 Yellow Coach Edgar and Blue Coach Arnold).

The boys 2004 Blue team was the last Jr. Bison Tournament Champions (2018) defeating Jr. Bison Black in Semis and Ignite Basketball in the Finals. Coming into 2019 tournament without very talented point guard Marc Roxas and high power forward Daniel Smith. The first game started with loss against Hotshots by only 4 points regardless of good start leading by 10+ points, rotation of players and unable to defend quick guards with loss which automatically to consolation bracket. But the determined Blizzards Boys 2004 Blue use the loss as motivation to win 3 succeeding games in Saturday. On Sunday we face the same team we lost on first game since they have lost to Jr. Bison Black on Semis, we had another chance to avenge our loss, the game was pretty close than earlier match. Down 2 points on under a minute left of the clock the Blizzards boys try to tie the game unable to execute their offense, on missed shot - Blizzards team rebound on brown play under 15 seconds left rebounded by Jiro then kick out to Andrei for 3 point shot - makes it for 1 point lead. After that Hotshots possession trying to inbound the ball when Blizzards team able to stole the ball and hotshots have to make intentional foul to stop the clock. Kevin makes 2 free throw the give us 3 point lead but there not much on the clock .03 seconds left. End Game - The successfully rebounded from day 1 lost and clinched the finals and won against Jr. Bison White. The never won back to back this year but its worth like same Championship feeling.

Game Score Summary

Game 1:
Blizzards 52 - Hotshots 56

Game 2:
Blizzards Blue 72 - Blizzards Yellow 32
Player of the Game - Kirby Panganiban

Game 3:
Blizzards 71 - Mayhem 41 
Player of the Game - Lane Welch

Game 4: 
Blizzards 50 - Eastman Wolverines 32
Player of the Game - Jiro Umali

Game 5: 
Blizzards 46 - Hot Shots 43 (Semi Finals)
Player of Game - Kevin Banuik

Game 6: 
Blizzards 64 - Jr. Bison White 54 (Championship Finals)