March Madness could be coming to Langley Events Centre

If everything gets approved, eight provincial tournaments will be contested over three weeks in Langley

If everything goes according to plan, it really could prove to be March Madness at the Langley Events Centre.

The four-year-old facility, which is currently undergoing expansion, is attempting to host eight provincial basketball tournaments in a three-week span.

Over the weekend, the LEC was granted the right to host the B.C. junior boys and girls provincial tournaments. Both tournaments will have their championship finals on March 1.

Currently, the two events are invitational events and not sanctioned by B.C. School Sports.

But that is just the tip of the iceberg.

The LEC, which already has contracts to host the AAA senior boys and senior girls provincial tournaments, is attempting to bring four more championships to the Fraser Valley.

Under the plan, the Single A, AA and AAA senior boys tournaments would run concurrently, and wrap up with the championship finals on March 8.

And then the following week, the senior girls AA and AAA tournaments, as well as the newly-created AAAA senior boys’ events would be held at the LEC, with the championship finals slated for March 15.

The girls tournaments would run in the gymnasium while the boys event would be held on the arena floor.

The respective commissions for the two sports have submitted proposed resolutions to B.C. School Sports.

B.C. School Sports will decide by April 12 which resolutions will be carried forward and voted on at their annual general meeting on May 4.