NC-sponsored Tribune Tournament tips off January 8

The 59th Annual Welland Tribune Boy’s Basketball Tournament sponsored by Niagara College is scheduled to tip off on January 8 as local high school teams vie for supremacy in Ontario’s oldest high school tournament.

This year’s tournament has drawn 16 high school teams from across the Niagara Peninsula. The four-day event will feature games at five different venues in Welland.

Niagara College has been the tournament’s major sponsor since 2011. As part of a five-year sponsorship agreement the College also hosts championship-bracket games at its 1000-seat Athletic Centre at the Welland Campus.

“We’re pleased to support Ontario’s oldest high-school basketball tournament and a great local sporting tradition” said Sean Kennedy Niagara College’s vice president of student and external relations. “For us it’s a great opportunity to give local high-school athletes a taste of the rich traditions of our Niagara College Knights varsity athletics program and showcase our national-quality athletic facilities.”

Opening-round games will be played on Wednesday January 8 at Notre Dame Eastdale and Centennial high schools. Second round games in the championship Bracket take place Thursday at Niagara College’s Welland Campus Athletic Centre. Second-round consolation bracket games take place Thursday at Eastdale Centennial and Jean Vanier. The semi final and championship games for both brackets take place at Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday with the championship games scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (consolation) and 7:30 p.m. (championship).

“Our tournament committee is very pleased with the continued community support for our tournament” said Don Larman co-chair of the Welland Tribune Boys’ Basketball Tournament. “We are certain that the games hosted by Niagara College on Thursday January 9th in their first class athletic facility will once again be well received by the teams in the tournament.”


Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Continuing Education courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit

View tournament schedule here.



Tribune Tournament Media Photo op

When: Monday January. 6; 10 a.m.

Where: Niagara College Welland Campus

Athletic Centre foyer (just outside of gym)

Who:     Don Larman co-chair of Welland Tribune Boys’ Basketball Tournament

Matthew Davies manager Niagara College Athletics and Recreation.


For information contact:

Don Larman

Tournament Co-Chair

Cell: 905.359.5643


Michael Wales

Senior Communications Officer

Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7773

Cell: 905.328.4101


Julie Greco

Communications Specialist

Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7368