NMBA Well Represented on Provincial Age Class Teams
It is going to be a busy summer for a number of players and former players of the Northside Minor Basketball Association.
Vacation plans for many will include training and playing at a high level of competition for those identified by Basketball New Brunswick to continue playing through August.
Six players have earned berth on BNB age class teams and four of those players will pursue Canada Basketball championships with their provincial teams and two will be part of development squads.
Seven players will also represented the NMBA at BNB's Under-14 Elite Camp in Fredericton in July.
Taylor Forsythe, who spent two seasons in the NMBA with the under-14 girls' squad, is playing for Team NB's under-17 this summer. Forsythe, who will enter Grade 12 this fall at Leo Hayes High School, has played for BNB's under-17, under-16 and under-15 teams.
Lucina Beaumont and Torrie Janes, who will leave the NMBA after a minor career, but are playing for Team NB's under-15 team this summer, both as underage players.
Forsythe, Beaumont and Janes will also compete in Edmonton from July 24 to 29 at the national age class championship.
On the boys' side, former NMBAer Matt Lafleur made the grade with Team NB's under-15 side, guided by longtime Lions' coach Ryan Chase. Lafleur played LHHS junior varsity this past season.
LHHS JV players Scott Perry and Edmond Surur are part of BNB's U15 development team.
On the U14 side, former Lions Kali Wilson, Erin O'Shaughnessy, Chantelle Austin and first year U14 player Kate Windle made the provincial elite camp roster, featuring some of the top 40 players in the province. On the boys' side, Declan McKillop, Rees Hasson and Alex Davidson earned roster spots for the camp held at the University of New Brunswick.
Former NMBA coach Kyle Woodworth is coaching the U15 boys' development team.
Taylor Forsythe, top, and Scott Perry will play for Team NB this summer. Both are former NMBAers