Tristan Etienne and the W.J. Mouat Hawks are hosting their annual Hawkball Tournament this week.

Tristan Etienne and the W.J. Mouat Hawks are hosting their annual Hawkball Tournament this week.

Hawkball hoops tourney tips off Thursday

The W.J. Mouat senior boys basketball team hosts its annual Hawkball Tournament this week.

The W.J. Mouat senior boys basketball team hosts its annual Hawkball Tournament this week.

The tourney tips off Thursday with a trio of games. The AAA No. 10-ranked Enver Creek Cougars of Surrey face the Maple Ridge Ramblers at 3:15 p.m., followed by the MEI Eagles vs. the North Surrey Spartans at 5 p.m. A third Surrey team, the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, wrap up the opening-day action against the Wellington Wildcats of Nanaimo at 6:45 p.m.

The host Hawks, currently an honourable mention in the AAA rankings and runners-up at the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament, have a first-round bye. They play the Enver Creek-Maple Ridge winner at 1 p.m. Friday, and the other semifinal goes at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday’s action is highlighted by the bronze (12 p.m.) and gold (1:45 p.m.) medal games.