FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Grizzlies senior girls volleyball team is headed to Nanaimo for the 4A Provincial Championships.

The Grizzlies are in Pool D, and they will open the tournament Thursday at 12:45 against Mount Boucherie Secondary out of Kelowna.

The Grizzlies play again right after their first game, taking on host team Dover Bay at 2 p.m.

The girls’ third game of the day will go at 5:45 against the Seaquam Seahawks out of Delta.

After the round-robin is finished and the teams are seeded, playoffs begin Friday.

If the Grizzlies make it all the way to the gold final, it will go at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

All times are Pacific Standard Time.

Grizzlies coach Alexandra Bacso says the girls showed a lot of growth in the program, hitting the podium in every tournament they competed at.

“The girls are dialled in and ready to perform,” said Bacso. “They are excited to put their skills to the test this weekend with the top 19 teams throughout the province.”

The tournament was originally scheduled to be last week, but BC School Sports decided to postpone the tournament while Southern B.C. was grappling with floods and landslides affecting highways.

The NPSS Grizzlies earned their spot at provincials by beating the PGSS Polars in three straight sets in late November.

For the complete tournament draw and information on how to watch the games live, go to the tournament homepage.

The other pools in the tournament are as follows:

Go Grizzlies!