Mountaineers rated in middle of the basketball pack

After winning the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship for the first time since 1972, the Mohawk Mountaineers have been seeded No. 4 for the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association Championship March 15-17 in Truro Nova Scotia.

The Mountaineers will open play against the fifth seeded Vanier Cheetahs on March 15, at 3 p.m.

The UNBC Timberwolves of Prince George B.C. are ranked number one. The remaining positions include the No. 2 Mount Royal Cougars of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, from Calgary; the No. 3 Indiens d’Ahuntsic Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec from Montreal; the No. 5 Vanier Cheetahs of RSEQ from St. Laurent, QC; the No. 6 St. Thomas Tommies of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, from Fredericton; the No. 7 Mount St. Vincent University Mystics of the ACAA from Halifax; and the No. 8. Red Deer Kings of the ACAC from Red Deer, Alta.

The CCAA Championship Awards Banquet will precede the competition, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14. The competition begins Thursday, March 15 and runs through Saturday, March 17.