March 3, 2015 – The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s top men’s volleyball teams are heading to the Island.
The Holland Hurricanes and Charlottetown, PEI are set to host the 2015 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship, March 11-14.
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Before action gets underway, the Championship Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at the Tourism & Culinary Centre. The CCAA Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and All-Canadians will be honoured at the gala.
Here are the first-round matchups:
Camosun Chargers (1) vs. Holland Hurricanes (8)
The Chargers defeated first-place Douglas College in four sets to capture the PACWEST Championship. Camosun (18-6) earned the No. 1 seed for the National Championship, where they’ll face the host Hurricanes. Holland (5-10) upset the UNBSJ Seawolves to earn a berth in the ACAA Championship final, where they were defeated by St. Thomas.
Augustana Vikings (2) vs. Titans de Limoilou (7)
The University of Alberta Augustana Vikings edged the Red Deer Kings in a thrilling five-set match to capture the ACAC Championship. Augustana finished first overall in the ACAC’s North Division with a 20-4 record. They’ll face the Champions from the RSEQ, the Titans de Limoilou, who were consistent all season long. The Titans (12-3) defeated Outaouais in five sets to advance to Nationals.
Niagara Knights (3) vs. St. Thomas Tommies (6)
The Niagara Knights captured the OCAA Championships with a victory over the St. Clair Saints. Niagara finished with a 12-6 record in the OCAA’s tough West Division. They’ll face the St. Thomas Tommies, who were undefeated in ACAA play this season. The Tommies, led by All-Canadians Jason Cannon and Marc Blinn, will look to improve on their 7th place finish at Nationals in 2014.
Red Deer Kings (4) vs. St. Clair Saints (5)
The tournament’s two wildcard teams meet up in the final pairing. The defending National Champion Kings are back to defend their title, led by Player of the Year candidate and All-Canadian Luke Brisbane. Red Deer (21-3) was defeated in a five-set final by Augustana at the ACAC Championships. The Saints (12-6) defeated Humber in the semi-finals before falling to Niagara in the OCAA Championship game.
The CCAA and Holland College would like to thank our national sponsors for their support:
adidas Canada Official Apparel Brand of the CCAA
Big Kahuna Official Retailer of the CCAA
JostensOfficial Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet
MoltenOfficial Volleyball of the CCAA
Sport Canada Major Funding Partner