LANGLEY — The Okanagan’s Kelowna Owls (AAA) and Langley Christian’s Lightning (AA) of the Fraser Valley have received the top seeds for the Big Kahuna BC Volleyball Championships.
The 36-team boys high school event is scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at the Langley Events Centre.
Eight Fraser Valley teams, including zone champion Semiahmoo, will play in the AAA tournament, which has 20 teams and runs concurrently with the AA.
In addition, the Fraser Valley claimed the top seeds in the 16-team AA with a powerful foursome — zone champ LCS, regular-season champ Pacific Academy, defending Provincial titlist MEI, and Langley Fundamental, the 2015 BC runner-up.
Kelowna has been top-ranked in AAA all season and will bring a deep and balanced team to the LEC. Vancouver Tech of the Lower Mainland is seeded second, with Semiahmoo and Fraser Valley rival Walnut Grove following in the top power pool (E).
The other AAA seeds, in order:
Pool F: Dover Bay (No. 5 seed overall), Mount Boucherie (6), Reynolds (7) and Seaquam (8).
Pool G: Oak Bay (9), Moscrop (10), Centennial (11) and Earl Marriott (12).
Pool H: Killarney (13), Claremont (14), Delta (15) and Penticton (16).
Pool K: David Thompson (17), Mt. Baker (18), Elgin Park (19) and Fraser Heights (20).
In AA, the second pool (B) consists of George Elliot (5), College Heights (6), Duchess Park (7) and Pacific Christian (8).
Pool C: McRoberts (9), Prince Charles (10), Clarence Fulton (11) and Mark Isfeld (12).
Pool D: Lambrick Park (13), W.L. Seaton (14), Richmond (15) and Smithers (16).
The round-robin pool play will kick off the championships on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The playoff portion of the tournaments will begin the next day, continue on Friday, Dec. 2 and conclude with the AA and AAA title matches on Saturday, Dec. 3.
The LEC will be hosting the event for the third year after Kelowna held it for 20 years.