(Greater Sudbury, ON) It’s time to #ReturnToTheUnderground! Sudbury Five Basketball will return to Greater Sudbury this February at the Sudbury Arena.

The league will return with a 24-game schedule (12 home and 12 away) and will feature six inter-league games against three The Basketball League (TBL) teams.

“We are extremely excited to be able to bring basketball back to the Greater Sudbury community,” said Bob Johnston, Sudbury Five VP of Basketball Operations. “The Board of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) has worked tremendously hard over this past year to find a viable path forward to return to play this season. The Sudbury Five looks forward to a successful 2022 campaign; one that will energize our fans with high quality professional basketball and great entertainment.”

The NBLC’s full media release can be found below.

The 2022 schedule will be released on Monday November 8th.

Many details, including details on tickets are still being finalized and will be available in the coming weeks. We are as excited as you are, however, ask that fans please remain patient as we work through these details. Follow The Sudbury Five on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit thefive.ca for the latest Five news.

NBL Canada returns to celebrate 10th season with inter-league play The National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) is pleased to announce its return to the court for its 10th season on Feb 5, 2022 for the first time since the sports world shut down in March of 2020.

As part of the 10th season celebration, NBL Canada will partner with The Basketball League (TBL) to feature inter-league contests between the two leagues.

Vice president of basketball operations, Audley Stephenson said, “After a longer than expected off season, it feels great to be able to officially announce that we’re back on the court for our 10th season. I really want to thank our incredible fanbase for their support and continued understanding as we navigated through some difficult moments of uncertainty. We’re pleased about the partnership formed with the TBL and view it as a creative way to celebrate our tenth season. The job that Evelyn and David Magley have done in growing the TBL is outstanding and it’s an absolute pleasure to work alongside them again.” TBL president and former NBL Canada commissioner, David Magley said, ” It is an honor and privilege to work with our old friends from NBL Canada as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. As a league we are celebrating our fifth season and as such have a healthy respect for what the NBLC has accomplished. For our clubs, they are thrilled to compete against these great teams and are excited for the exposure these events will bring for both leagues.” The London Lightning, Windsor Express, Sudbury Five and Kitchener-Waterloo Titans will compete in a 24-game regular season schedule which will feature a total of 24 games played against TBL teams.

The tentative list of participating TBL teams are as follows: Flint United Lansing Pharaohs Jamestown Jackals Kokomo Bobkats Syracuse Stallions Albany Patroons All wins and losses will be counted in individual records and teams will compete for their respective league championships at the end of the regular season. Full schedule and playoff format will be released on November 8, 2021. This will be a historic season for NBL Canada; it will be the first season in which regular-season contests will be played against another professional league, although the NBLC has played exhibition contests against Raptors 905 in the NBA Gatorade League. This will also be the first season in which NBL Canada teams will play against American-based professional basketball squads, in a partnership between the top two independent professional basketball leagues outside of the NBA in North America.

For more information visit, nblcanada.ca