It wasn’t exactly how it was supposed to end.
The Edward Milne Community School Wolverines had their provincial senior boys’ basketball hopes dashed when they were ousted from the City Championships, losing to Pacific Christian School and Glenlyon Norfolk.
Alec McKenzie and Frederik Møller were both voted to city all-star team, while Møller and Brady Greenwood were both voted to the Island Senior All-Star Game on April 2 for the annual North vs. South game.
And change is coming to the high school basketball program.
After 19 years as head coach of the Wolverines, Trevor Bligh announced last week that he is stepping aside to direct his attention towards skill development at the Grade 8, 9 and 10 level, and to spend more time with his young family.
“If emcs plans to be one of the elite basketball schools in the future,” Bligh said, “we can’t teach these kids skills at the Grade 11 level , when our competition learns those same skills in Grade 8 and 9.”
Alex Wright who served alongside Bligh as co-coach this season will take over as head coach next season.
“[Wright] is very capable and has spent the last two seasons as the team’s assistant coach in preparation for this position,” Bligh said.
The senior boys team will see eight returning players next year and expect to have a strong season.