So Gang, what is the latest from the spring scrimmages/camps around BC? The Island had its JV and Varsity Jamborees at the end of May. Barsby, Ballenas, Gulf Islands and Nanaimo District played quite well! You can tell that Milne has made big strides in the right direction and Isfeld was certainly scrappy at times. Timberline seems to be in a rebuild, but should not be overlooked by folks in their division. Spring is always a tough go up in Campbell River.
Based on what I saw of Tier 2 at the Jamboree, I'd rank em as follows:
1. Nanaimo District
2. Gulf Islands
Vanier was not present and is a bit of an unknown. Come mid-season this fall they ought to be pretty tough as they have super athletes!
After looking at video extensively, I am convinced that the Barsby vs Ballenas tilt was much closer than the score would indicate. The Border Battle this October is going to be INTENSE! Looking forward to another classic with the Dawgs and Whalers!
Biggest surprise of the Jamboree: Nanaimo District and Milne. Teams not to take for granted on the schedule: Timberline and Belmont. Both have solid athletes and both will get better.
A question to everyone out there on the Mainland. How have the spring tilts gone for everyone? Am very curious to hear about the Seaquam-South-Delta dust-up!!!
Send in/post your observations/thoughts as we'd all appreciate it.