The Caledonia Kermodes are back in town to take part in the 2015 Northwest zones tournament.

The Caledonia Kermodes are back in town to take part in the 2015 Northwest zones tournament.

No. 4 Rainmakers prepare to host zones

The Charles Hays senior boys basketball team will take on Caledonia and Smithers this week.

It’ll be hard to top last year’s magical run to the provincial finals, but the Charles Hays senior boys’ basketball squad are determined to do so and be crowned B.C. champs, starting with Northwest zones on Thursday.

Terrace’s Caledonia Kermodes and the Smithers Secondary Gryphons provide the boys’ first test in the three-team tournament.

The Rainmakers challenge the Kermodes Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday’s matchups feature a Caledonia-Smithers showdown at 1:30 p.m. followed by a game between Charles Hays and the Gryphons at 7:30 p.m.

The final is scheduled for Saturday at noon with a second final (if needed) is set for 7:30 p.m.

All games will be played at the Charles Hays gymnasium.

With a majority of the Rainmakers’ injuries a thing of the past, a relatively healthy lineup will greet the Kermodes and Gryphons for Charles Hays.

The ‘Makers also moved up one slot in their provincial rank to No. 4 in the latest B.C. high school basketball rankings by the Vancouver Province.