Canadian Elite Basketball League reveals championship trophy

A lot of thought went into the prize pro basketball teams will play for starting May 9.

The fledgling Canadian Elite Basketball League has a championship trophy.

The CEBL revealed the design of the trophy last week and it will be making an appearance in each of the league’s six cities – including Abbotsford – at some point this season.

Representing Canadian pride, the trophy takes the shape of a peach basket like the ones that Canadian James Naismith used when he invented the game in 1891 at the Springfield (Masachusetts) YMCA.

The outer layer includes 45 maple leafs made with anodized aluminum. The trophy weighs in at a solid 27 pounds.

It was designed and built by Protocole-Trophies of Exception in Montreal.

“It’s an exciting moment when you work with an amazing team to craft a trophy that captures the essence of our game and our country,” said CEBL CEO Mike Morreale. “We are literally writing history together and the journey has been inspiring to think that in a few weeks six cities will be battling it out for the title of CEBL champions.”

The new pro b-ball league begins play May 9.

Just Posted

Good things cooking at Barn Burner BBQ event this Sunday in Yarrow

Fifth annual event in Chilliwack raises funds for the Full Cupboard

Bail denied for alleged Chilliwack firearm thief convicted of similar crime in Alberta

Andrew Scott Charpentier charged with numerous offences after guns seized from Reece Avenue address

Figures reveal spike in highway traffic jams between Abbotsford and Langley

Nearly one in 20 westbound vehicles between Abbotsford and Langley clocked at under 60 km/h

Taser takedown in Chilliwack complex after incident gets violent

Male suspect became agitated under questioning and repeatedly punched an officer

Agassiz man pleads guilty in snake venom death of toddler

Plea comes more than five years after the incident in North Vancouver

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Moni at the Chilliwack SPCA

This week’s animal is Moni, an obedient 10-year-old Australian shepherd cross at the Chilliwack SPCA

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read