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Mohawk College gets ready to welcome Canada's best college basketball players

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COLLEGE WILL HOST CCAA NATIONAL MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTING MARCH 19

HAMILTON, ON (March 3, 2015) — More than 200 athletes from across Canada are gathering at Mohawk College Fennell Campus from March 19 to 21, to play for gold in the 2015 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Men’s Basketball Championship. The event is presented by Budds’ BMW of Hamilton.

The Mohawk Mountaineers are ready to shoot, score and compete for the championship title. The Mohawk Mountaineers won the CCAA Championship in 2012.

“It is a long process to get to the championships. To put a team together that can compete at this level has been about a five year process,” says Brian Jonker, head coach of the Mohawk Mountaineers men’s basketball team. “The team has played well this season and we’re feeling confident as we head into the tournament. We’re looking forward to seeing who the competition is and to welcoming them to Mohawk on the 19th.”

The National Basketball Championship is the highpoint of the season. All games lead to the championship. The athletes have spent many months competing against each other to play in this exclusive event.

Eight teams from all across Canada will be competing in this year’s tournament. The teams will be announced the week of March 9, 2015. The first game will be Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre at Mohawk College. The complete game schedule is available on the CCAA’s website.

The tournament is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the Athletics office in R105 (David Braley Athletic and Recreation at Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus). Adult tournament passes are $30, student/senior passes are $20. Full and part time Mohawk day students are free with a One Card. Single day passes are $10 adult, $5 students/seniors.

Mohawk educates and serves more than 22,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. For the past four years, Mohawk has ranked number one in overall student satisfaction among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

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For additional information, please contact:

Michelle Ball

905.575.2074

905.379.3921 (Cell)

michelle.ball@mohawkcollege.ca

 

Sean Coffey

905.575.2127

Sean.coffey@mohawkcollege.ca