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Whistler to host seniors boy’s basketball tournament

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Basketball fans can get their fill this Saturday at an all-day tournament of senior boy’s teams hosted by the Whistler Secondary School.

This is the first Club Intrawest Whistler Winter Jam Basketball Invitational.

“This is the only chance that people have in Whistler to see live basketball,” said Whistler Storm coach Cory Heitz.

He encourages people to come out and cheer on the home team.

The day begins at 10 a.m. with the Whistler Storm taking on Pacific Academy.

The second Whistler game will take place at 1 p.m. against Carver Christian.

The Storm’s final showdown takes place at 5:30 p.m. against St. John’s.

There will be three more games in between as the other teams take on each other.

“We’re trying to establish ourselves in the province as being one of the future top team’s,” said Heitz. “The way to do that is through tournaments.”

Admission is free and the Basketball Parent’s Committee will be running a concession stand all day featuring sushi, sandwiches, sweets and other goodies. The proceeds will go directly to the team.

The tournament takes place at the Whistler Secondary School gymnasium on Saturday Feb. 9.

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