2017 Champions

Grade 8 Boys: St. Patrick High School

* MVP- Kevin Santos

Grade 8 Girls: William MacDonald School

* MVP- Janet Enge

Grade 7 Boys: Ecole St. Joseph School

* MVP- Charles Vilario

Grade 7 Girls- Range Lake North School

* MVP- Dashiel Valdriz

Grade 6 Boys: Ecole St. Joseph School

Grade 6 Girls: East Three School (Inuvik)

Most Sportsmanlike Team: Weledeh Grade 7 Girls



Basketball season has arrived and Basketball NWT in conjunction with school athletics is once again looking forward to organizing the annual Junior Cager. Tournament whips for each school venue are listed below.

The NWT Power Corp Junior Cager is being held on February 17-19 in Yellowknife featuring grade 6, 7 and 8 boys and girls divisions. Local games may begin earlier, depending on the total number of teams in the divisions.  Grade 6 divisions will operate as a 3on3 format this year. This is in correlation with what Canada Basketball has been moving towards.

Attention traveling teams: for scheduling purposes please advise the tournament whips as to your expected date and time of arrival on your registration form.


Tournament Divisions, Location and Whips

Grade 6 Girls Sir John Franklin – eugene.roach@ycs.nt.ca

Grade 6 Boys Sir John Franklin– mike.johnston@yk1.nt.ca

Grade 7 Girls- William MacDonald- darren.wicks@yk1.nt.ca

Grade 7 Boys Range Lake North- scott.daniels@yk1.nt.ca

Grade 8 Boys Weledeh- ulli.nolting@ycs.nt.ca

Grade 8 Girls St Pats – ulli.nolting@ycs.nt.ca

Tournament Fees

$160/team + $5 per athlete (Grade 7/8 divisions)

$10 per player- Max $40 per team (Grade 6 divisions)

*** $5 fee will have already been paid if players are involved in GoBall or Steve Nash Youth Basketball

Registration/Fee Payment Deadline:  Friday, February 3, 2017


Completed registrations can be emailed or faxed to whips.

These fees MUST BE PAID no later than the deadline outlined above if your school team(s) wish to participate in the Cager.

Cheques are payable to Basketball NWT.  Cheques can hand delivered to whips or mailed to:

Basketball NWT  

Box 44     

Yellowknife, NWT    

X1A 2N1

If your fees are not received by the deadline, your team may be unable to participate in this year’s Cager(s).  The deadline will hopefully prevent last minute schedule changes.

Proof of Age

All coaches must carry with them, the proof of age of all of their players during tournament play. Teams that cannot prove the age of their players upon demand by the tournament whip will forfeit their games & may be removed from the tournament. In order to participate in the Grade 6 division, athletes must be in Grade 6 AND 12 & under as of December 31st, 2016.  Athletes in the Grade 7 division MUST be in Grade 7 AND 13 & under as of December 31st, 2016. Athletes in the Grade 8 division MUST be in Grade 8 AND 14 & under as of December 31st, 2016.   For those seeking an exemption, please see below.

Player Exemption(s) – Special Cases

If you have a situation with special circumstances (i.e. an over-aged player) you need to bring it to the attention of the whips, by February 3, 2017. We will then discuss your specific request with the Junior Cager organizing committee. The whip, will contact you with the committee’s decision before the registration deadline.

In most cases the committee will allow underage players to move to a higher category. The committee rarely allows older players to play in a younger age category.

Billeting Requests

If your school requires billeting, please fill out the attached billeting request form and attach that to your registration form. Every year we try accommodating all requests from community schools that wish to stay in the venue where the event is being hosted. Hopefully we will be able to meet your requests although there are no guarantees.

Teams Requiring Airfares

For teams that require out of town flights, Please use First Air as they sponsor the tournament. Contact bnwttd1@gmail.com for information on Basketball NWT’s First Air Discount.


You can also go to the NWT School Sports page for online registration by clicking HERE

Past Champions

Grade 8 Boys Champions- Ecole Allain St. Cyr

Grade 8 Girls Champions- St Patrick High School

Grade 7 Boys Champions: Weledeh

Grade 7 Girls Champions: William MacDonald

Grade 6 Boys Champions: Range Lake North

Grade 6 Girls Champions: William MacDonald

Jr Cager Most Sportmanlike Team: Deline Grade 6 Boys

To download the Registration Form for Jr Cager, please see the file below.


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2017 Junior Cager Info.doc 181 KB
2017 Junior Cager Registration Form.docx 152.01 KB
3on3 rules.docx 74 KB