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Mountaineers varsity highlights – Feb. 17


Mountaineers varsity highlights – Feb. 17

Second consecutive OCAA Champions has a nice ring to it. That’s exactly what Mohawk Mountaineers men’s curling was able to accomplish.

On Feb. 11 the Mountaineers defeated the Humber Hawks 8-4 to win their OCAA Championship for the second year in a row. Curling becomes the first Mohawk program to win in consecutive years since women’s basketball did it in the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons.

The Mountaineers will now compete at the CCAA Championships in Sudbury, ON between March 15-19.

Mohawk’s mixed doubles team also won a medal for the second straight year, winning bronze at the OCAA Championships.

The curling program also took home numerous individual awards:

·       Jacob Jones was named OCAA Men’s Curling Most Valuable Player and an OCAA First-Team All-Star – the second year he has earned both honours

·       Betty Calic was named OCAA Men’s Curling Coach of the Year

·       Liam Little and Joel Matthews joined Jones on the OCAA First-year All-Star

·       Eric Just was named an OCAA Men’s Curling Second-Team All-Star

·       Ashley Verhees was named to the OCAA Mixed Doubles Second-Team All-Star

Mohawk women’s and men’s volleyball completed regular season play this weekend and will head into OCAA playoffs. Men’s volleyball finished season play with a 10-8 record and will host an OCAA crossover round playoff game on Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. inside the DBARC.

Women’s volleyball ended the season with an 11-7 record, but will travel to North Bay, ON on Feb. 18 to play the Canadore Panthers at 4 p.m.

Mountaineers men’s basketball continues to be nationally ranked at number seven, and picked up a 30-point win over the Panthers this past weekend.

Lastly, women’s basketball is showing huge improvements the last couple weeks and picked up a 25-point win over the Redeemer Royals.

The Mountaineers also announced that tickets for the CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship are now on sale and can be found here.

Mountaineers Athletes of the Week
(in partnership with the Mohawk Students’ Association)

Ashley Verhees (mixed doubles curling)

Verhees (Elmwood, ON) was part of the Mountaineers bronze medal winning mixed doubles team at the OCAA Championships. She was also named an OCAA Second-Team All-Star.

Jacob Jones (men’s curling)

Jones (Brantford, ON) was named a Mountaineer Athlete of the Week, an OCAA Star of the Week and CCAA Athlete of the Week. The honours come after he helped lead Mohawk men’s curling to an OCAA Championship, and he was named an OCAA MVP and First-Team All-Star.



Men’s Basketball (14-3)

Feb. 11: Defeated the Canadore Panthers 103-74

Feb. 15: Lost to the Redeemer Royals 101-89

Women’s Basketball (4-11)

Feb. 15: 80-55 win over the Redeemer Royals   


Women’s Volleyball (11-7)

Feb. 11: Won 3-2 (25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 15-10) over the Fanshawe Falcons


Men’s Volleyball (10-8)

Feb. 11: Lost 3-2 (25-27, 16-25, 25-19, 25-11, 12-15) to the Fanshawe Falcons

Next week’s schedule

Saturday, February 18:

·       Men’s volleyball will host the Durham Lords in an OCAA crossover playoff inside the DBARC at 1 p.m.

·       The busy day in the DBARC continues with both basketball teams hosting the St. Clair Saints in their final games of the season. Women play at 4 p.m. and men at 6 p.m.

·       Women’s Volleyball will travel to play the Canadore Panthers at 4 p.m. in an OCAA crossover playoff match


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