The Linden Christian Wings were kept busy this weekend, playing in both a basketball and hockey tournament.
The Wings varsity basketball team hit the hardcourt Friday and Saturday in the Sanford Collegiate's 13th annual Big Cat Classic tournament.
The Wings took on the host Sanford Sabres in game 1 of the tournament. The Wings were certainly flying high, winning the first game 78-59.
In game 2 the Wings took on R. D. Parker Collegiate (Thompson, MB), downing the Trojans 71-64. That win put the Wings through to the final, where they would face the St. James Jimmies.
The Jimmies proved to be a tough match for the Wings. In a back and forth game that went down to the final moments, there was plenty of excitement for the fans in the stands. However, the Wings came out on top in the end, with a final score of 75-73. The victory secured the tournament championship for the varsity Wings.
The Wings varsity boys basketball team looks to be a strong team this year. They opened up the regular season on January 11 with a win against the Patriots, with a final score of 83-42. Their next regular season game is Monday, January 16, at 7:45 p.m., when they host the Faith Academy Lightning. The girls' teams from both schools will also face off at 6:00 p.m.
The Wings also took to the ice this weekend, with the varsity boys participating in the Winkler High School Hockey Invitational tournament. 16 teams were competing for top spot in a tournament that had plenty of talent on display.
The Wings lost their first game, against W. C. Miller Aces. Competition would prove to be high through the rest of the tournament, but the Wings were able to hold their own, winning the remainder of their games.
The Wings would claim the consolation championship, facing the Stonewall Rams.
The varsity boys Wings hockey team's next regular season action is Monday, January 16, at 4:30 p.m., in the East End Arena, as they take on Murdoch MacKay.