Varsity Girls Basketball at CAIS National Tournament
On November 29, Varsity Girls Basketball flew to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 2023 CAIS National Senior Girls’ Basketball Tournament, in which they finished as finalists.
At Gray Academy, the national stage did not intimidate the Lions who roared through the tournament’s first round with a 3-0 record and combined score of 174-65. Qualifying for the tournament’s quarterfinals, the team met and prevailed over Havergall College and continued their success in the semifinals with a 52-35 win over Stanstead College.
The Lions’ ultimate challenge would come against Montreal neighbor Miss Edgars and Miss Cramps School (ECS) in the championship game. Though they continued to compete at a high level, LCC would eventually fall to ECS by a single point (final score: 38 ECS – 37 LCC).
The team’s run in this year’s national tournament was remarkable and they will look to capitalize on gained momentum and experience as they resume their GMAA regular season this week.
LCC Hosts 2023 CAIS Senior Boys’ National Tournament
On November 23, LCC and Selwyn House welcomed 24 teams from across Canada to the 2023 CAIS Senior Boys’ National Tournament.
It was the first time the schools co-hosted a CAIS basketball tournament since the U-13 National Boys Basketball Tournament in 2020. LCC’s two Velan gymnasia sited the 18 divisional round games for Division A, Division B and Division C. The host Varsity Boys Basketball team, grouped with Upper Canada College (UCC), Bishop’s College School (BCS) and Country Day School (CDS) in Division C, debuted the tournament with a hard-fought performance against their Toronto counterpart.
They fell short in the debut by 10 points, but would go on to win their next two against BCS and CDS – seeding them in second place in the division. Their seeding earned them a Gold Division friendly match on Saturday against St. Andrew’s, where they fell 67-48.
Saturday’s Gold Division final was between St. George’s School of Vancouver (SGV) and Ashbury College (ASH), where SGV came back down 14 points to win the game 80-74 and the 2023 CAIS Senior Boys’ National title.
U13 Major Hockey at UCC Invitational
On November 30, U13 Major Hockey departed for Toronto, Ontario for the U14 UCC Invitational Hockey Tournament, in which they finished as finalists.
Following a tight regular season loss to RSEQ rival Collège Notre-Dame the day before, the group felt especially motivated to prove themselves among Quebec and Ontario’s premier hockey schools in the tournament. The team established themselves from the jump, which included a significant win against a 24-1 record holding opponent in the preliminary round.
The Lions fought their way through to the tournament’s final, where they rematched against a familiar Académie Saint-Louis. The team would fall 2-0 to the Arsenal in the finals.
The team resumes its regular season the week of December 4-8, with games against Kuper Academy and Collège Regina Assumpta.
The 2023-2024 Hockey season is off to a rocking start, with over 50 regular season games and a plethora of exhibition and tournament games played.
LCC’s six interscholastic teams this year are Prep (RSEQ M18 D1), Varsity AAA (RSEQ M18 D1 Relève), Junior Varsity (RSEQ M18 D3), U15 Major (RSEQ M15 D1), U15 Minor (RSEQ M15 D2), and U13 Major (RSEQ M13 D1).
Since November, the school has hosted two invitational tournaments (M18 D1 and M18 D3) and two RSEQ Défis (M13 D1 & M15 D1, with Collège Regina Assumpta).
- Prep Hockey in nine games holds a record of 3-4-2, and is currently positioned at #5 among seven teams in their division.
- Varsity AAA Hockey in seven games holds a record of 3-4-0, and is currently positioned at #11 among 13 teams in their division.
- Junior Varsity Hockey in seven games holds a record of 1-6-0, and is currently positioned at #6 among seven teams in their division.
- U15 Major Hockey in ten games holds a record of 3-5-1-1, and is currently positioned at #4 among six teams in their division.
- U15 Minor Hockey in nine games holds a record of 0-9-0, and is currently positioned at #8 among nine teams in their division.
- U13 Major Hockey in eleven games holds a record of 8-2-1, and is currently positioned at #4 among nine teams in their division.
The teams are in the final stretch of games before the holiday break, and will resume the second half of their seasons in January. Click here to follow the teams’ schedules, results and standings.
Returning as a program to LCC Athletics last year, Wrestling is once more back and divided into a Middle School team and Senior School coed team. Over 40 students practice daily in the basement of the Wesley United Church and are eager enter tournaments in the new year.
In January, the wrestlers will compete at the renowned Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports Tournament, as well as in the Quebec provincials in February.