VICTORIA, BC: The Humber Hawks received little benefit from their CCAA number two ranking and seeding, as they will face host Camosun, on the Chargers home court in the premier 8:00 pm time slot to open the 2017 CCAA championships.
Although Camosun was middle of the pack in the much heralded PACWEST conference, they challenged the best teams, including two five-set losses to the top seed and defending national champions from VIU.
THE MATCH UP
Humber "Hawks" vs Camosun "Chargers"
21-0, # 2 seed 8-16, # 7 seed
Thursday, March 9, 17
11:00 pm (est)
Camosun College – Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PSIE)
Victoria, British Columbia
LAST TIME OUT
Humber struggled a bit early, but then rolled to their tenth consecutive OCAA title, earning a bid to the 2017 Nationals. The final was where the Hawks played their best, dispatching the previously undefeated Durham Lords in straight sets. The host Chargers lost their quarter-final to eventual PACWEST bronze medalist Capilano.
- Camosun has never won a PACWEST gold medal, and the last time the team appeared on the podium was 2014-15 season, with a silver medal
- They feature a foursome of players that check in at six foot tall or above, led by Taylor Ellis and Lainey Jantzi, both at 6' 1"
- Sarah Hughes was the Camosun Player of the Game in their quarter-final loss to Capilano
- Megan Ireland was selected as the PACWEST Rookie of the Year and a member of the All-Rookie Team
- Humber is coming off their best showing at Nationals, as they scored a bronze medal at the event last year in PEI
- Head Coach Chris Wilkins just passed his brother Wayne on the Humber all-time coaches win list. His 316 victories put him just two behind the Hawks all-time leader Mike Katz. Katz, a winner of five CCAA men's basketball national championships is in the OCAA and CCAA Hall of Fame