If you are unable to catch the action in person at this year's Wesmen Classic, you can now catch all high school, university games along with the JV Boys, HS Girls and Community Classic finals online by streaming video.  Watch all the games live as they happen at http://www.uwinnipeg.tv.  The 42nd Annual Wesmen Classic hits the hardwood on December 27 through to the 30th at the Duckworth Centre in downtown Winnipeg.  The 'Winnipeg Christmas Tradition' attracts the top University Men's and High School Boys & Girls teams and is the largest tournament of its kind in the country!


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The 42nd Annual Wesmen Classic, which is made up of 6 separate
tournaments is about to begin. Check back often for all of the draws
and results for the following tournaments

  • Manitoba Magic and Jr. Wesmen International Classic (Dec 5-7)

The first Wesmen Classic took place in 1967 under the watchful eye of Vic Pruden, who was the  Wesmen Men's and Women's Basketball Coach and the founder of the Wesmen Classic (originally known as the Golden Boy Tournament).

The concept of a national university basketball tournament was very unique in the 1960's. Coach Vic Pruden's idea was readily supported by then University President Harry Duckworth and Athletic Director Dave Anderson. And the concept has been a success and has lasted for the past 42 years.

In the 1970's the Golden Boy Tournament became known as the Wesmen Classic to give the University of Winnipeg more exposure.

Over the past 42 years basketball fans from across the country have gathered at the old Riddell Hall gym, Winnipeg Arena, Convention Centre and for the past 20 years at the  Duckworth Centre to witness some of the best basketball played in the country.

The Wesmen Classic has become the longest running university tournament in Canada. The Classic has featured some of the top university basketball players in Winnipeg. Great names from the past like Ken Opalko, Jeff Foreman, Norm Froemel and present day stars such as Erfan Nasajpour, Dan Shynkaryk and Matt Opalko have entertained basketball fans at the annual tournament.

The Wesmen Classic has been 'A Winnipeg Christmas Tradition" for 42 years. The University of Winnipeg invites all basketball fans and past participants to come down to the Duckworth Centre and celebrate 41 years of the Wesmen Classic.

For more information, go to http://www.wesmen.ca  


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