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March Madness hits Manitoba

March madness has officially made its way to Manitoba. 


The high school basketball season in Manitoba is coming to a close. The 2017 McDonald's JV AAAA Provincial Basketball Championship Finals take place this evening at the University of Manitoba.  The A, AA and AAA 2017 MILK Provincial Basketball Championships are set to begin around the Province later this week, and the AAAA Final Four is now set.


Four girls and four boys high school basketball teams will be vying for the right to call themselves 2017 AAAA MILK Provincial Basketball Champions over the next week. 


Participating teams in the MILK AAAA Girls Provincial Championships include the Oak Park Raiders, Sisler Spartans, Vincent Massey Trojans, and the Westwood Warriors.


On the boys side, vying for the MILK AAAA Boys Provincial Championship will be the Fort Richmond Centurions, Oak Park Raiders, St. Paul’s Crusaders, and the Vincent Massey Trojans.


Action for all of the AAAA Final Four games will take place at the Investors Group Athletic Centre at the University of Manitoba with semi final action beginning this Thursday, March 16. The girls semi finals take place on Thursday at 6:00 and 8:00pm and the boys on Friday at 6:00 and 8:00pm. The Championship Finals gets underway on Monday, March 20 with the girls game at 6pm and the boys beginning at 8pm.


The defending AAAA Girls Provincial Basketball Champions are the Sisler Spartans, while the John Taylor Pipers are the defending AAAA Boys Provincial Champions.


The MHSAA would like to extend a huge thank you to Milk and the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba for their tremendous support as our title sponsor for the Provincial Varsity Basketball Championships.  We truly could not do what we do without this valuable partnership.


2017 MILK Provincial Basketball Championships hosts:

A Girls - Hamiota (March 16-18)

A Boys - Gladstone (March 16-18)

AA Girls - Boissevain (March 16-18)

AA Boys - MacGregor (March 16-18)

AAA Girls - Calvin Christian, Winnipeg (March 16-18)

AAA Boys - Springs Christian, Winnipeg (March 16-18)

AAAA Girls - Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba (March 16 & 20)

AAAA Boys - Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba (March 17 & 20)

Categories: Basketball