Provincial A/AA JV Girls Volleyball Championships

Nov 24–26, 2022
School Year
Jay Thiesen, Megan Kowalchuk
Contact Name
Jay Thiesen
Contact Email
Contact Phone
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Weekend Pass

- Adult - $20

- Students / Children - Free

Daily Pass

- Adult - $10

- Students / Children - Free


Greetings from the MHSAA

Welcome to the Provincial Junior Varsity Volleyball Championships!

Nearly 6,000 student athletes participate in high school volleyball in Manitoba every year, making it one of our largest sports.  A great deal of hard work has gone into practice, matches and tournaments in preparation for this Championship.  All teams have now focused their attention on this weekend with the goal of becoming Provincial Champions.  We wish you success as you strive to achieve your ultimate goal and hope that the Provincials will be a special memory for you all.

Thank you to the organizing committee for your efforts in hosting this event.  The support of all the student and staff volunteers is very much appreciated and is a very valued component to the overall success of this Championship.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our major corporate partners for their tremendous support – Boston Pizza, Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, Manitoba’s Credit Unions, Manitoba Hydro, Mikasa, Luscious Orange, Payworks, Hudl, and Sport Manitoba.  

Congratulations to all who will be competing for the coveted title of MHSAA Provincial Champions.

Chad Falk
Executive Director
Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association

Player and Team Information

Provincial Clothing

Please email your teams provincial clothing orders into Michelle Loewen ( by November 17th. Order forms will be emailed out to each team or are also available in the downloads section above. Picture of provincial shirts are on order form.

If you have any questions regarding provincal clothing orders or did not recieve a clothing order form please email Michelle at

Cheques for clothing order made out to Major Pratt School.

Prairie Pride Banquet / Opening Ceremonies

Their will be a banquet and Opening Ceremonies for all teams on Thursday November 24th at 6:30 PM at the Asessippi Ski Resort. The theme will be prairie pride so your encouraged to wear plaid. Tickets are $10 per person and are available for all players, coaches, and drivers. Please email Jo-Anne Hamilton at to reserve your tickets for the banquet by November 17th. Please let Jo-Anne know if their are any dietary concerns and we will make arrangements.

Banquet Menu - Assorted buns, Caesar salad, Chicken Alfredo Penne or Tomato Vegetable Penne, Assorted desserts and beverages

Player Rosters

Please make sure to include player numbers on your MHSAA roster to help assist in our and championship awards committees 

Warm-up Balls

Warm-up balls will be provided

Coaches / Officals Room

The coaches / officals room will be room 103 on the main floor. Food and drinks will be available.


At the conclusion of each game, we ask that both teams line up on their attack lines where a player-of-the-game (selected by each coach) will be presented. Players-of-the-Game will be asked to take a quick photo after the game. Game star pictures will be posted on social media.

General Information


Please click on link to access live stream of games at Major Pratt School

School Entrance 

Teams and spectators can enter Major Pratt School through the west doors


Major Pratt School

- THURSDAY - Due to school still being on, parking will be limitied. Parking available on the streets adjacent to the school. Please do not use the staff or student parking lots on the west and east side of the school until after 4 PM. Bus parking will be made available.

- FRIDAY - Spectators and teams can use the WEST parking lots - Bus parking will be made available 

Binscarth School

- THURSDAY - Parking available on the NORTH side of the school as well as on the streets adjacent.


The Russell Health Center is located at 427 Alexandria Ave.



Canteen available THURSDAY and FRIDAY at Major Pratt School until 3:00pm

Restaurants in Russell

Russell Inn -  773-2186 - Highway 16

Subway - 773-7827 - Highway 16

Tim Hortons - 773-7515 - Highway 16

Asessippi Inn - 773-2002 - 309 Main St. 

Club Cafe - 773-2684 - 219 Main St.

Chicken Chef - 773-3320 - Highway 16

A&W - 773-2001 - Highway 16

Tin House - 773-2291 - 161 Main St.

Bin 22 - 773-4328 - 202 Main St. 


Pool 1
Reston TigersGabrielle-Roy Les RoysGilbert Plains TrojansRosenort RedhawksW-LRank
Reston Tigers21-25, 25-12, 8-1517-25, 18-2525-16, 24-26, 18-161-22
Gabrielle-Roy Les Roys25-21, 12-25, 15-813-25, 6-2516-25, 25-23, 6-151-24
Gilbert Plains Trojans25-17, 25-1825-13, 25-625-13, 25-83-01
Rosenort Redhawks16-25, 26-24, 16-1825-16, 23-25, 15-613-25, 8-251-23
Pool 2
Major Pratt Trojans VolleyballWarren Wildcats WildcatsHamiota HuskiesVirden BearsW-LRank
Major Pratt Trojans Volleyball19-25, 25-19, 15-1125-19, 26-2423-25, 25-15, 15-103-01
Warren Wildcats Wildcats25-19, 19-25, 11-1525-18, 25-1923-25, 25-21, 15-82-12
Hamiota Huskies19-25, 24-2618-25, 19-2517-25, 17-250-34
Virden Bears25-23, 15-25, 10-1525-23, 21-25, 8-1525-17, 25-171-23
Pool 3
Prairie Mountain PredatorsMacGregor MustangsTeulon Saints SaintsHapnot Kopper Queens Hapnot QueensW-LRank
Prairie Mountain Predators25-18, 25-1219-25, 25-16, 15-926-24, 25-143-01
MacGregor Mustangs18-25, 12-258-25, 12-2517-25, 14-250-34
Teulon Saints Saints25-19, 16-25, 9-1525-8, 25-1225-17, 29-272-12
Hapnot Kopper Queens Hapnot Queens24-26, 14-2525-17, 25-1417-25, 27-291-23


Date & TimeVisitingHomeResultVenueGenderType
Nov 26, 2022
Gilbert Plains TrojansvsRosenort Redhawks25-19, 25-13Final - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 26, 2022
Virden BearsvsMajor Pratt Trojans25-23, 25-183rd Place - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 26, 2022
Rosenort RedhawksvsVirden Bears26-24, 25-17SF2 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 26, 2022
Gilbert Plains TrojansvsMajor Pratt Trojans25-10, 25-13SF1 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 26, 2022
Warren WildcatsvsRosenort Redhawks21-25, 25-19, 11-15QF4 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 26, 2022
Virden BearsvsReston Tigers25-21, 20-25, 15-6QF3 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 26, 2022
Prairie Mountain PredatorsvsGilbert Plains Trojans19-25, 20-25QF2 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 26, 2022
Major Pratt TrojansvsGabrielle-Roy Les Roys25-14, 25-22QF1 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 25, 2022
Prairie Mountain PredatorsvsHamiota Huskies25-9, 25-22#4 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 25, 2022
Teulon SaintsvsVirden Bears21-25, 27-29#3 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 25, 2022
Hapnot Kopper QueensvsWarren Wildcats16-25, 19-25#2 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 25, 2022
MacGregor MustangsvsMajor Pratt Trojans16-25, 19-25#1 - Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsBracket
Nov 25, 2022
Gilbert Plains TrojansvsReston Tigers25-17, 25-18Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 25, 2022
Rosenort RedhawksvsGabrielle-Roy Les Roys25-16, 23-25, 15-6Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 25, 2022
Virden BearsvsWarren Wildcats25-23, 21-25, 8-15Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 25, 2022
Major Pratt TrojansvsHamiota Huskies25-19, 26-24Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 25, 2022
Teulon SaintsvsPrairie Mountain Predators25-19, 16-25, 9-15Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 25, 2022
Hapnot Kopper QueensvsMacGregor Mustangs25-17, 25-14Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Rosenort RedhawksvsGilbert Plains Trojans13-25, 8-25Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Gabrielle-Roy Les RoysvsReston Tigers25-21, 12-25, 15-8Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Hapnot Kopper QueensvsTeulon Saints17-25, 27-29BinscarthJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Major Pratt TrojansvsVirden Bears23-25, 25-15, 15-10Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
MacGregor MustangsvsPrairie Mountain Predators18-25, 12-25BinscarthJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Hamiota HuskiesvsWarren Wildcats18-25, 19-25Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Gabrielle-Roy Les RoysvsGilbert Plains Trojans13-25, 6-25Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
MacGregor MustangsvsTeulon Saints8-25, 12-25BinscarthJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Rosenort RedhawksvsReston Tigers16-25, 26-24, 16-18Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Hapnot Kopper QueensvsPrairie Mountain Predators24-26, 14-25BinscarthJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Major Pratt TrojansvsWarren Wildcats19-25, 25-19, 15-11Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin
Nov 24, 2022
Hamiota HuskiesvsVirden Bears17-25, 17-25Major Pratt SchoolJV GirlsRound Robin

Championship Information

Major Pratt School

Binscarth School

Asessippi Ski Resort

Rules & Regulations


ONLINE ROSTER due by SEPTEMBER 29. All JV and Varsity team rosters must be entered online regardless of whether they will be attending Provincial Championships. Schools with two teams or more, in a single gender/category (i.e. varsity girls), must complete separate online rosters for each team. No lateral movement allowed between rosters.

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION must be entered online at the MHSAA website at least one week prior to the tournament start date. All tournaments MUST be registered online.

DECLARATION to a HIGHER CATEGORY must be declared by OCTOBER 14. Declaration must be made by emailing the Assistant Executive Director.

ZONE AND INTERZONE PLAY-OFFS The convenor must notify Greg by phone at 204-925-5642 or email ( following the conclusion of the zone championship (or when the zone representative has been declared). You must declare your representative for each category by:

J.V. (A/AA, AAA & AAAA) - Thursday, Nov. 17
“A”, “AA” - Saturday, Nov. 12
“AAA” - Monday, Nov. 21
“AAAA” - Friday, Nov. 18

WILDCARD APPLICATIONS are due by the date indicated below at 1:00 pm sharp. AAA Varsity, A/AA Junior Varsity and AAA Junior Varsity wildcards are open to zone semi-finalists and finalists only. AAAA Varsity and Junior Varsity wildcards are open to eligible teams. There are no wildcard spots for the A and AA Varsity Category. Applications must include the following:

- Letter of intent to participate signed by the Principal.
- All Schools applying for a wildcard must pay a $25 non-refundable application fee. Schools selected to play in a wildcard game will additionally be invoiced for the wildcard game fee of $75. The school will then have 20 working days from the date of the invoice to pay the fee(s) or they will be subject to further sanctioning.
- All teams applying for a wildcard will have their season record taken from the MHSAA website. Teams applying must ensure their online record accurately reflects all games played (league, exhibition, & tournament). Additionally, any team that participates in an out of province tournament or exhibition game must email with the date, opponent(s) and scores of those games by the deadline above.

If your application does not include the letter of intent, and/or is late, the application will not be considered. Wildcard game date and location will be determined once the teams have been selected. Automatic wildcard spots may be awarded. Wildcard Application Deadlines are as follows:

J.V. (A/AA, AAA & AAAA) – Thursday, Nov 13 by 1:00 pm
“AAA” – Friday, Nov 18 by 1:00 pm
“AAAA” – Thursday, Nov 17 by 1:00 pm 

SEEDING INFORMATION will be taken from the MHSAA website. All teams will have until the dates below to ensure their season record accurately reflects all games played throughout the season. Additionally, any team that participates in an out of province tournament or exhibition game must email with the date, opponent(s) and scores of those games by the deadline.

J.V. (A/AA, AAA, AAAA) Friday, Nov 18 by 1:00 pm
“A” & “AA” – Friday Nov. 11 by 1:00 pm
“AAA” – Tuesday, Nov 22 by 1:00 pm
“AAAA” – Friday, Nov 18 by 1:00 pm


A. FORMATS: (see draw appendix on page 125-126 of MHSAA handbook)

“AAA” Varsity, and “A/AA”, “AAA” & “AAAA” JV Formats – Twelve (12) girls and Twelve (12) boys teams. The boys and girls championships will use
the same format. There will be three power pools of four teams for round robin. Round Robin will be used to determine play-off seeding, as all teams will advance to single eliminate play-off. All round robin matches will be best two out of three. The 1st and 2nd set is won by the first team to score 25 points via rally-point scoring, with a minimum lead of two points. The deciding 3rd set is played to 15 points with a minimum lead of 2 points. (no point cap). “AAAA” all play-off matches are a best three out of five. A set is won by the team which first scores 25 points via rally-point scoring, with a minimum lead of two points. The deciding 5th set, if required, is played to 15 points with a minimum lead of 2 points. (no point cap). “A/AA” & “AAA” all play-off matches are a best two out of three. A set is won by the team which first scores 25 points via rally-point scoring, with a minimum lead of two points. The deciding 3rd set, if required, is played to 15 points with a minimum lead of 2 points. (no point cap).

“A” & “AA” Format –Sixteen (16) boys and (16) girls teams will be selected for placement in one of four Provincial Qualifiers. Format will be round robin with the first team earning a qualifier spot for provincials and the 2nd and 3rd place teams advancing into a play-off for the remaining qualifier spot. The top two teams from each Provincial Qualifier, along with the Zone 11 Champion, and Host school will advance to the Provincial Championship. The Provincial Championship will see Ten (10) girls teams and Ten (10) boys teams. The boys and girls championships will use the same format. There will be two pools, each with five teams. The top four teams from each pool will advance to the Championship side. There is no Consolation side. All matches are a best two out of three. The 1st and 2nd set is won by the first team to score 25 points via rally-point scoring, with a minimum lead of two points. The deciding 3rd set is played to 15 points with a minimum lead of 2 points. (no point cap).

“AAAA” Varsity - Twelve (12) girls and twelve (12) boys teams will compete in Regional Playdowns for the first two (2) rounds. The winners will then advance to the Final Four Championship. All matches are a best three out of five. A set is won by the team which first scores 25 points via rally-point scoring, with a minimum lead of two points. The deciding 5th set is played to 15 points with a minimum lead of 2 points. (no point cap).

B. RULES: the playing rules of Volleyball Canada shall govern the competition unless specified below. Special playing rules approved by the MHSAA will take precedent over rules in the official rulebook.

Junior Varsity Eligibility Rule: in order to be eligible for the junior varsity competition the athlete must meet the following requirements:
a) Participating athletes must be under the age of 17 as of midnight of the current school year, August 31.
b) Students are eligible to participate in junior varsity for two years. In determining the two-year clause, member schools must count grade 9
as the first year. The athlete's eligibility begins upon enrolment in grade 9 and is allowed two consecutive years of competition from time
of enrolment in grade 9

For “A” and “AA” schools students may compete in an unlimited number of matches at the varsity level and still maintain their eligibility to compete in the junior varsity Provincial Championships. Students must compete in a minimum of 6 games at the JV level in order to be eligible to compete in zone and provincial play-offs. Tournaments would count as two (2) games. NOTE: (the intent of this rule is to allow schools to utilize some athletes to form both teams NOT to better one and/or both teams)

For “AAA” and “AAAA” schools students may not compete in more than three matches at the varsity level. (league, exhibition, or tournament - Tournaments count as two matches). Rural “AAA” Junior Varsity teams are allowed to compete against rural varsity “A” and “AA” teams without these matches being counted as varsity level.

The libero number will be REQUIRED only on the rotation lineup card for each set and not on the player roster.

Teams will be allowed 12 substitutions per set. A player can be substituted unlimited up to the 12 substitutions per set.

The Official Ball is the Mikasa VQ200W-CAN (Red/White)

Tie Breaking Procedure:
If two or more teams are tied at the end of the preliminary round, the following criteria will be applied, in order:
a. The team having the best ratio of won/lost matches, considering matches between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;
b. The team having the best ratio of won/lost games, considering matches played between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;
c. The team having the best ratio of won/lost games, considering all matches of the round, will be ranked higher;
d. The team having the best ratio of points for/against, considering games played between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;
e. The team having the best ratio of points for/against, considering all games played during the round, will be ranked higher;
f. Toss of coin

When you apply this rule to break a tie you should follow this sequence:

i.When two teams are tied, the tie-breaking criteria are applied one after the other until the tie has been broken.
ii. When three or more teams are tied, the tie-breaking criteria are applied one after the other until all the tied teams have been ranked.

NOTE: This means that if there is a tie among teams X, V and Z and criteria “b’ is able to determine X as first, Y as second and Z as third, then no further criteria are to be used. The tie is broken. However, if criteria “b’ determines X as first and there is still a tie between Y and Z. then the ranking of the remaining teams will be determined by proceeding to criteria “c and so on, if necessary. Do not start at (a) again. Continue through the sequence of criteria using the results of teams x, y, and z for criteria (d).

Interzones are to be determined by the MHSAA. If the zone/interzone championship is won by the host school, then another wildcard spot becomes open. Interzone and wildcard games will be the best 3 out of 5. There will be no interzones in the varsity “A” & “AA” category.

Teams are to bring their own warm up balls

Net Heights: JV Boys – 2.35m JV Girls – 2.20m Varsity Boys – 2.43m Varsity Girls – 2.24m

Uniform Rule: Style and colour of uniform must be consistent throughout the team. Compression undergarments can be worn, with no restrictions on colour or length. Athletes, team members and coaches are not permitted to wear headwear during competition, opening ceremonies, awards ceremonies, banquets and/or luncheons. Inappropriate bench conduct (i.e., changing tops, jerseys, uniforms, at the bench or on the playing field) is not acceptable. Any athlete, team member or coach deemed in violation may be subject to a fine in the amount of $50-$200 assessed to the school. All uniforms must be numbered 1-99, (whole numbers). (While MHSAA allows 1-99, it is preferred that the appropriate numbers of 1-15 be used). Captains bars are not required on uniforms.

Coaches should be advised that if the uniform rule is not adhered to, the team may not be allowed to compete and may be fined up to $200. The school may also be put on probation (probation being that if the school violates the infraction again, the school may be fined $200 and be suspended from all MHSAA activities).

Advertising on uniforms must adhere to guidelines as outlined on pages 130-131 of MHSAA Handbook.

Game Limit - The maximum number of matches are 25 per season. Each tournament counts as 2 matches and the 25 match limit does not include league playoffs, zone playoffs, or provincial playoffs. It does include exhibition matches. Exceeding the game limit will result in a $200.00 fine to the school and possible exclusion from Provincial Championships.

ALL VARSITY “AAA” SCHOOLS INSIDE THE CITY OF WINNIPEG must play a minimum of 4 matches/games against AAA school in areas outside
of Winnipeg, two matches/games must be played outside city limits. Tournaments count as two matches. As long as the tournament is hosted by a
"AAA" school, 2 matches will be awarded, regardless of the classification of participating teams. All matches must be completed prior to zone play-offs. Failure to fulfill the requirement may result in the team being ineligible for Provincial Championships.

It is expected that all teams attend opening ceremonies and related functions (Banquets, etc.). Non-attendance may result in fines and/or further
sanctions against the school.

Awards Presentation: All teams that medal are expected to stay for the presentation of the awards. Teams may be fined for not being present for the awards. In each division, the championship team will receive the Championship banner, first place medals and Championship T-shirts The runner-up team in the championship event will receive a finalist banner and second place medals. The third place team in the championship event will receive third place medals (excluding "AAAA") Six All-stars and one MVP will be awarded. A Players Choice Award will be selected for Varsity only.

Schools with team rosters that exceed the allotted number of awards would be responsible for the cost of any additional awards required.

At all MHSAA Provincial Championships, interzone and wildcard games, participants must have a teacher from the school division in attendance as a supervisor, or they will not be allowed to compete. In individual sports where it may be unrealistic for one teacher to accompany one student, the zone may designate teacher supervisors for athletes. This must be a written request, signed by each principal involved, and approved by the MHSAA, well in advance. The designated teacher supervisor should have a copy of the letter, with them during the

Teachers employed in the school division where they are coaching a team, may be the supervisor for that team. The responsibility rests with the school to ensure that supervisor(s) are fully acquainted with all MHSAA rules, regulations, and consequences. Violation of this rule may result in a fine up to a maximum of $200.

The MHSAA, in cases of severe weather disruptions, may have to make decisions as to the possible rescheduling of Provincial Championships. MHSAA decisions will be based on Environment Canada weather reports, the Manitoba Highway reports and weather conditions at the host site.
Information on possible schedule changes will be posted on the host website between 6:30 and 7:00 am on the day of the Championship. Schools will also be emailed any changes. In case of inclement weather, schools should refrain from travelling to Provincial Championships until they receive notification from the MHSAA Assistant Executive Director with instructions and updated scheduling. Schools deciding to travel prior to receiving notification from MHSAA Assistant Executive Director do so at their own risk and will be responsible for their travel and hotel costs, should the event be postponed or changed.

Many schools travel to Provincial Championships on the day prior to the championship beginning. In cases where most schools are already at the host site, the convenor along with MHSAA assistant director will try to modify schedules to accommodate teams that will be arriving later due to weather conditions.