News and Announcements
Just a reminder that both classes will be at the turf tomorrow.
As well, returning players will complete the returning player application form via the Google doc on Wednesday during class time.
Well……that was an interesting 24 hrs and a bit chaotic.
Apologies for the craziness of the day as well as the cancellation of the high school provincial tournament but up to the 11th hr this morning the organizers were doing everything possible to try to make work. Coquitlam and area took too much snow yesterday and last night and there were still significant amounts on fields today and the city of Coquitlam shut down all fields.
It started snowing as soon as we were to play our first game yesterday at 2:00 and didn’t stop til after midnight.
Results aside, aware that the boys are disappointed in losing their tournament but Mother Nature won the battle. Feel particularly bad for our 12’s who now miss out on their last BC’s as well as the chance to get another banner but..can take solace in knowing nobody else has it either.
A lot of time was spent and unfortunately so was a lot of money and most we can not get back as rentals and hotels, while sympathetic, still have their businesses to run.
Thx to everyone for their patience, help, and time as we sorted options out. Especially those at the ferry terminal today!!
All guys should be at school tomorrow. At least they get to take part in the Spartan Day and a special timetable. All should be wearing red (pinnies???) and I think Grads are to wear their grad ones.
Have a good weekend – one more until spring break!!
Parents – aware that many boys are planning to not return with team on Friday as they will be attending Team BC tryouts on Saturday.
If a parent is not going to be at the field Friday when games end and he is staying with someone else, can you provide me with an email detailing who and where he will be going so I can add to my file (and account for all in return).
Hope everyone is having a good finish to their weekends!! Thought a reminder/update would be a good thought before tomorrow to make sure all are on same page
First though – would like to congratulate all players and parents who took part in the bottle drive and also another huge thx to Kevin Reiberger for his organization of another successful bottle drive. Final tally is not in yet but last report we were over $3,000!! thx to all.
Update for BC’s during the days of Wed to Fri:
-Vancouver teams start tomorrow and I just received an email that weather, fields, and conditions are looking positive. Final decisions will come tomorrow at some point but we look to be okay for our scheduled play in Vancouver later this week
Update/reminder for tomorrow (Monday’s games);
9:00 Jr game – RB 1 vs Claremont 1
10:15 Sr Game – RB vs Claremont 1 (Gr 12’s)
-for these games we would like the boys to be at the game 45 min prior to start to begin warm-up 30 min prior
-both these games are games that are part of the high school championship tournament
11:00 – Jr 2 – scrimmage/practice vs NDSS (be at field for 10:45)
11:45ish – Jr 1 – scrimmage/practice vs NDSS (this is a slight change) – be at field for 11:30
12:15/12:30 SR game – Sr 2 (gr 11’s) vs NDSS (previously at 12:00 slightly later to help NDSS travel)
2:15 Jr game – Jr 2 vs RB 2
-the last two games listed at Lochside are also games that will count towards the BC Championship tourney and would like the boys there for 45 min prior to their start ready to warmup 30 min prior
For all games ALL players are to equipped properly as if they are playing a club game under BCSS rules meaning all must have a mouth guard and chest protector. This is NOT OPTIONAL. If guys choose not to wear or bring they likely will not be playing. As well, all players are to be wearing their Claremont uniform (pinnie and shorts) as well as their red long sleeve under their pinnies.
Lastly – please remember to bring in permission forms and $$ for the departures Wed and Thur this week.
Thx – see all tomorrow.
Hello all – in addition to the info that was sent out yesterday here is what we hope to be the final version of the tournament schedule attached. There is still a concern the tourney may be cancelled as the fields at Town Center are still frozen but all are hopeful that we will be good to go.
The schedule for the first games involving Claremont are as I wrote last night for Mon at RB and Lochside:
-Jr 1 at 9:00, Sr 1 (12’s) @ 10:15 at Royal Bay
-Sr 2 (11’s) at 12:00, Jr 2 at 2:15 at Lochside
-in addition to that, the jr program will have the opportunity scrimmage/practice with the NDSS program before and after the noon game at Lochside (Jr 2 prior and jr 1 after).
Lastly in regards to Monday I do not have the ability to arrange all the transport back and forth for the guys so…as we said today we are asking that they all do their best and ask each other for rides as necessary. Thx for taking care of that.
Assuming all is good as written yesterday:
-Gr 11 and Jr 2 will be leaving Wed on 11:00am ferry and will meet to leave at school at 9:45am
-Gr 12 and Jr 1 will leave Thur on 9:00am ferry. I have our bus driven by Brandon Dunlop as well as Chris’ truck which leaves us a little short for rides. We can either look for approx 3 parents to help who are going over Thur or can have a designated group to walk on ferry and we will pick up on other side. I’ll wait to hear if any parents who are going if they can help before making that decision.
Teams are posted on web site.
Permission forms are on my desk with a hard copy of schedule as well and will be given out tomorrow to be brought home by your son. I’ll need these back with $$ (Wed group -$100, Thur group – $75) either Mon or Tues at latest.
In regards to those who asked for hotels I’m assuming that you will only need one night if your son is in Thur group and 2 nights if with Wed group.
The document High_School_Provincials_Master_Schedule_2019.pdf was attached to this post.