Reporter Jason Peters thinks UNBC's chances are "slimmer than a sheet of single-ply toilet paper," explaining:
"It's entirely possible that both SFU and UBC will remain in Canada West, possibly for the long haul.Something else notable about the Peters' story is that Canada West suggesting creating a Tier 2 for basketball, possibly as a sop to concerns raised by larger, more urban British Columbia schools about the calibre of competition. It might be dead in the water.
"So does UNBC get in? What about UBC-O and VIU? Common sense says no to all three. At least not until the current Canada West picture is brought more into focus.
"As for the two probationary members — Thompson Rivers and Fraser Valley — their fates are as clear as a fog bank."
Anyway, as is our want, we'll stand to the side of it all and see how it shakes out at week's end.
UNBC basketball likely out of luck (Jason Peters, Prince George Citizen)