BARRIE, ON: The Humber Hawks just completed their best season in the last few years, finishing the year with an OCAA silver medal around their neck. Although it was not the colour they wanted, leading into the gold medal game with the top-ranked and undefeated Fanshawe Falcons, give them full credit for a terrific season and an outstanding provincial tournament.
Humber advanced to the gold medal game with a solid quarter-final win over the consolation champs from Conestoga, and then a sweep of the host and number one team from the East, in the Georgian Grizzlies. Fanshawe swept through the two first round in easy fashion, downing Fleming and Redeemer in straight sets.
Fanshawe cruised to the OCAA provincial title over the Humber Hawks with a controlling 3-0 (25 -12,25-18,25-13)
Give the Falcons full credit in the win, as they did not allow a very good Humber to play a part in the outcome. From set to set, it was Fanshawe that dictated the play, first by great defence and then by an all-inclusive offence that was directed by their setter.
"Simply put, they were the better team tonight", said Hawks head coach Wayne Wilkins. "I am so proud of my guys, and even though the silver may be hard to swallow now, they earned it and will be even hungrier next year".
Dylan Devecseri was his Humber's Player of the Game after posting a team-high 10 kills.
Two Hawks were recognized for their fine play when the championship all-stars were announced. Devecseri and Kamyn Wilkins were named to the championship all-star team.