Laval Kebs

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Laval Kebs
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Founded 2006
League ABA (2006-2008)
PBL (2008-2011)
NBL Canada[1] (2011)
Division Central Division
Team history Quebec Kebs (ABA)
2006–2008
Quebec Kebs (PBL)
2008–2011
Quebec Kebs (NBL CA)
2011–2012
Laval Kebs (NBL CA)
2012
Based in Laval, Québec
Arena Colisée de Laval
Colours red, blue, white
Head coach Rob Spon
Championships 0
Division titles 0
Mascot Dunky

The Laval Kebs (French: Kebs de Laval) were a professional basketball team located in Laval, Quebec, formerly based out of Quebec City, Quebec. The Kebs were part of the National Basketball League of Canada[1] They also played in the Atlantic Division of the Premier Basketball League. Prior to May 2008, they played in the American Basketball Association. Kebs is short for Kebekwa, a phonetic spelling of the word Québécois, or "Quebecers."

2006-07[edit]

The team held a survey to name the team and 66% of the people preferred the name Kebekwa (a phonetic spelling of the word Québécois, "Quebecers").

The team earned a trip to the playoffs in their inaugural season and were defeated by the Strong Island Sound 108-97 in the first round.

2007-08[edit]

Going with a fresh new image, the team changed its logo and color scheme. The team won its season opener 108-106 against the Manchester Millrats on October 12, 2007 at the Pavillon de la jeunesse. While the team finished with a 15-19 record, the Pavillon was the location of the 2008 ABA Championship Series, so the team gained an automatic Final VIII berth. Home-court advantage could not save them from first-round defeat, as the Kebs lost in the quarterfinals to the Texas Tycoons by a score of 122-120.

After the ABA playoffs, the team chose to join the PBL, announcing they would simply be the Quebec Kebs.[2]

2009-10[edit]

The Kebs changed their home arena from the Pavillon de la Jeunesse to PEPS at L'Université Laval.[3]

2010-2011[edit]

Due to controversial officiating in the PBL playoffs, the Kebs, together with the Saint John Mill Rats and the Halifax Rainmen, left the PBL in April 2011.[4](French)

2011-2012[edit]

On 12 May 2011, the Kebs were one of three teams announced as founding members of the National Basketball League of Canada.[1]

The Kebs will be one of seven teams competing in NBL Canada's inaugural season, joining past PBL rivals the Halifax Rainmen and Saint John Mill Rats along with new teams the London Lightning, Moncton Miracles Oshawa Power, and Summerside Storm.

October 31, 2011 - Quebec Kebs sign Rick Bodiford and placed Jermaine Blackburn on the Injured Reserve

November 2, 2011 - Quebec Kebs sign D'Andre Bell and placed Ralphy Holmes on the Injured Reserve List.

November 7, 2011 - Quebec Kebs activate Ralphy Holmes from Injured Reserve, and released D'Andre Bell and Dontell Jefferson.

November 8, 2011 - Quebec Kebs resign D'Andre Bell.

November 11, 2011 - Quebec Kebs sign Kenyon Gamble and released Sam Carey.

November 28, 2011 - Quebec Kebs released D'Andre Bell and Kenyon Gamble.

November 29, 2011 - Quebec Kebs signed Soumalia Samake.

December 6, 2011 - Quebec Kebs activate Jermaine Blackburn from Injured Reserve, released Rick Bodiford and placed Tommy Mitchell on Inactive Reserve List. They also signed Rick Bodiford to replace Mitchell.

December 13, 2011 - NBL Canada suspends Quebec Kebs' Aaron Spears for one game.

December 15, 2011 - Quebec Kebs signed Cedric Moodie.

January 13, 2012 - Quebec Kebs placed Shaun Fountain on Injured Reserve List. Signed Carl Krauser.

January 24, 2012 - Quebec Kebs release Rick Bodiford and Cordell Jeanty.

January 31, 2012 - Quebec Kebs place Jermaine Blackburn on Inactive Reserve list.

February 2, 2012 - Quebec Kebs signed Taylor King. Activated Shaun Fountain from Injured Reserve.

2012[edit]

The team folded before the start of the 2012-13 NBL Canada season when the ownership of the team was transferred to the league. The team was replaced in the NBL Canada by the Montreal Jazz.[5]

Final roster[edit]

# Pos. Player Height
United States 6 G Royce Parran 5'10
United States 7 G Shaun Fountain 5'11
Mali 10 C Soumaila Samake 7'1
United States 11 G Cedric Moodie 6'3
United States 12 G Carl Krauser 6'2
United States 16 F Taylor King 6'8
Canada 23 F Yannick Anzuluni 6'8
United States 24 G Ralphy Holmes 6'4
United States 34 F James "Boo" Jackson 6'8
Canada 42 F Ricky Volcy 6'7
United States 50 C Aaron Spears 6'10

Injured Reserve[edit]

# Pos. Player Height
United States 5 G Tommy Mitchell 6'3
United States 21 G Jermaine Blackburn 6'7

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season Coach Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2010-11 Unknown 14 6 .700 2nd 1 2 .333 Lost in semi final
2011-12 Rob Spon 22 14 .611 3rd 1 2 .333 Lost in semi final
NBLC Totals 22 14 .611 - 1 2 .333 -

Schedules[edit]

In the following table of results, green rows denote Kebs victories and red rows denote defeats. The Kebs' score is given first, followed by that of the opponents.

2011-12[edit]

Date Opponent Score High points High rebounds High assists Location Record
October 29 Moncton Miracles 102-97 Holmes (19) Carey (5) Fountain/Parran/Blackburn (4) PEPS 1-0
October 30 Oshawa Power 104-101 Mitchell (28) Parran/Anzuluni (8) Parran (9) PEPS 2-0
November 3 at Summerside Storm 105-120 Parran (20) Jackson (9) Parran (5) Consolidated Credit Union Place 2-1
November 5 Oshawa Power 92-95 Mitchell (24) Jackson (9) Parran (5) PEPS 2-2
November 10 at London Lightning 94-102 Parran (19) Spears (11) Parran (7) John Labatt Centre 2-3
November 13 Moncton Miracles 98-94 Holmes (19) Anzuluni/Jackson (7) Fountain (6) PEPS 3-3
November 16 at Oshawa Power 97-88 Holmes (19) Holmes (10) Holmes (6) General Motors Centre 4-3
November 17 at London Lightning 79-85 Volcy (14) Jackson (12) Holmes/Fountain (4) John Labatt Centre 4-4
November 20 Summerside Storm 108-89 Parran (20) Anzuluni/Spears (7) Fountain (8) PEPS 5-4
November 29 at Oshawa Power 93-89 Holmes (21) Jackson (13) Fountain (5) General Motors Centre 6-4
December 1 at Summerside Storm 109-98 Holmes (24) Jackson/Holmes (9) Volcy (8) Consolidated Credit Union Place 7-4
December 2 at Moncton Miracles 95-77 Holmes (26) Holmes (11) Fountain (5) Moncton Coliseum 8-4
December 10 at Halifax Rainmen 83-97 Holmes (17) Jackson (11) Holmes (5) Halifax Metro Centre 8-5
December 11 at Saint John Mill Rats 91-89 Holmes (19) Holmes (10) Blackburn (7) Harbour Station 9-5
December 16 Oshawa Power 96-82 Holmes (24) Volcy (12) Parran (10) PEPS 10-5
December 19 Saint John Mill Rats 98-94 Moodie (26) Holmes (15) Fountain (7) PEPS 11-5
December 20 Saint John Mill Rats 105-100 Holmes (17) Holmes (16) Holmes (10) PEPS 12-5
December 23 Halifax Rainmen 92-93 Jackson (17) Jackson (15) Holmes (6) PEPS 12-6
December 27 London Lightning 94-79 Holmes (23) Jackson (14) Blackburn (6) PEPS 13-6
December 28 Summerside Storm 92-100 Holmes (25) Holmes (12) Parran (6) PEPS 13-7
December 30 at Oshawa Power 104-96 Bodiford (23) Jackson + Volcy (8) Moodie (8) General Motors Centre 14-7
January 5 Saint John Mill Rats 112-101 Parran (22) Anzuluni + Holmes + Volcy (8) Parran (11) PEPS 15-7
January 8 at Moncton Miracles 77-81 Blackburn (18) Jackson (13) Parran (5) Moncton Coliseum 15-8
January 14 London Lightning 102-91 Parran (20) Holmes (13) Parran (11) PEPS 16-8
January 15 Summerside Storm 145-136 Holmes (28) Holmes (9) Krauser (11) PEPS 17-8
January 20 at Saint John Mill Rats 100-102 Blackburn (18) Jackson + Parran (6) Parran (6) Harbour Station 17-9
January 21 at Halifax Rainmen 88-100 Jackson (17) Anzuluni (17) Parran (6) Halifax Metro Centre 17-10
February 3 Halifax Rainmen 103-80 Holmes (21) Holmes + Moodie (10) Parran (9) PEPS 18-10
February 6 at Moncton Miracles 96-86 King (19) Holmes (10) Fountain + Parran (6) Moncton Coliseum 19-10
February 9 at Saint John Mill Rats 92-104 Spears (16) Jackson + Volcy (6) Fountain (6) Harbour Station 19-11
February 11 Moncton Miracles 93-82 Volcy (24) Holmes + Volcy (13) Fountain + Krauser + Moodie (4) PEPS 20-11
February 20 at Summerside Storm 123-114 Holmes (32) Jackson (14) Holmes (8) Consolidated Credit Union Place 21-11
February 23 at Halifax Rainmen 100-104 Volcy (30) Holmes (14) Parrran (6) Halifax Metro Centre 21-12
February 25 London Lightning 105-95 Moodie (31) Holmes (13) Fountain (8) Pavillon de la Jeunesse 22-12
February 26 Halifax Rainmen 75-127 Krauser (14) Parran (9) Moodie (3) Pavillon de la Jeunesse 22-13
March 1 at London Lightning 107-124 Volcy (20) Holmes (9) Fountain + Moodie + Krauser (4) John Labatt Centre 22-14
NBL Semifinals
March 11 Halifax Rainmen 87-96 Holmes (18) Holmes (12) Holmes + Parran (9) Pavillon de la Jeunesse Halifax leads 1-0
March 15 at Halifax Rainmen 112-109 Parran (39) Jackson (12) Fountain + Volcy (6) Halifax Metro Centre Series tied 1-1
March 16 at Halifax Rainmen 95-106 Krauser (19) Brown + Spears (6) Parran (4) Halifax Metro Centre Halifax wins 2-1

2012-13[edit]

Date Opponent Score High points High rebounds High assists Location Record
November 3 at Saint John Mill Rats Harbour Station
November 4 at Moncton Miracles Moncton Coliseum
November 8 Windsor Express Colisée de Laval
November 11 Oshawa Power Colisée de Laval
November 17 at London Lightning Budweiser Gardens
November 22 at London Lightning Budweiser Gardens
November 25 Moncton Miracles Colisée de Laval
November 29 at Oshawa Power General Motors Centre
December 1 at Saint John Mill Rats Harbour Station
December 7 London Lightning Colisée de Laval
December 9 London Lightning Colisée de Laval
December 13 at Oshawa Power General Motors Centre
December 15 at Windsor Express WFCU Centre
December 21 at Oshawa Power General Motors Centre
December 22 at London Lightning Budweiser Gardens
December 27 London Lightning Colisée de Laval
December 30 at Halifax Rainmen Halifax Metro Centre
December 31 at Summerside Storm Consolidated Credit Union Place
January 3 Windsor Express Colisée de Laval
January 6 Oshawa Power Colisée de Laval
January 11 Windsor Express Colisée de Laval
January 13 Summerside Storm Colisée de Laval
January 17 at Moncton Miracles Moncton Coliseum
January 18 at Summerside Storm Consolidated Credit Union Place
January 20 at London Lightning Budweiser Gardens
January 23 at Oshawa Power General Motors Centre
January 25 Oshawa Power Colisée de Laval
January 27 Saint John Mill Rats Colisée de Laval
February 7 Summerside Storm Colisée de Laval
February 8 Halifax Rainmen Colisée de Laval
February 10 Windsor Express Colisée de Laval
February 13 at Windsor Express WFCU Centre
February 17 Oshawa Power Colisée de Laval
February 20 at Windsor Express WFCU Centre
February 23 at Halifax Rainmen Halifax Metro Centre
February 27 at Windsor Express WFCU Centre
March 1 Halifax Rainmen Colisée de Laval
March 3 Moncton Miracles Colisée de Laval
March 8 Saint John Mill Rats Colisée de Laval
March 10 London Lightning Colisée de Laval

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c First Ever Canadian National Professional Basketball League Launched, Our Sports Central, 2011-05-12, retrieved 2011-05-12 
  2. ^ Quebec Kebs Join Premier Basketball League, Our Sports Central, 2008-05-21, retrieved 2008-05-21 
  3. ^ Quebec City Kebs 2010 Schedule, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, 2009-12-16, retrieved 2009-12-29 
  4. ^ Martel, Thais (2011-04-19), Les Kebs quittent la PBL, Québec Hebdo, retrieved 2011-04-19 
  5. ^ "NBL Canada Announces New Team in Montreal". NBL Canada. October 26, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 

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