DEADLINE FRIDAY MARCH 10: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce details on the 2017 Junior High Basketball Championships (formerly Junior High Invitational Tournament or JHIT) to teams at the Junior High and Middle School levels. The tournament is open to 12 teams from each gender and level (Senior & Junior) from the Junior High / Middle School levels totaling 48 teams participating. The Junior category consists of students in Grade 7 and 8. The Senior Category consists of students in Grade 9, not playing Junior Varsity. The event will run March 20-23, 2017 out of 4 locations in the greater Winnipeg area. Deadline to register a team for consideration in the event is Friday March 10, 2017.
The tournament format will see a 12-team single game knockout format used (similar to the high school provincial championships) at all levels of the tournament. All tournament finals from the four levels of play will be held at one site location on Thursday March 24 at Tec Voc High School.
The 2017 sites for the tournaments are confirmed as follows: (subject to change)
- Junior Girls (Grades 7-8) - Sargent Park School
- Senior Girls (Grade 9) - Acadia Junior High
- Junior Boys (Grades 7-8) - Valley Gardens Junior High
- Senior Boys (Grade 9) - J.H. Bruns Collegiate
- All Finals - Tec Voc High School (Thursday night)