Mountaineers off to Arizona, Florida


MohawkThe Ontario Colleges Athletic Association may have taken a holiday break from regular league play, but not Mohawk Mountaineers men’s basketball and volleyball teams.

The Mountaineers are in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend for the Maricopa County Holiday Basketball Classic at Phoenix College. Mohawk opens against the host Phoenix College Bears, Saturday (Dec. 28) at 8 p.m. (ET).

Their second game will be Sunday at 2 p.m. (ET) versus the Cochise College Apaches from Douglas, Arizona. Mohawk’s third game is set for Monday at 4 p.m. (ET) versus the South Mountain Community College Cougars from Phoenix.

Meanwhile, the Mohawk men’s volleyball team will head to Florida in the New Year to participate in the Alden Cup at the Highland Recreation Complex in St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Jan. 2-4.

Eight Canadian teams – four colleges and four universities – will compete. Mohawk will open against Cégep Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu of Quebec on Thursday (Jan. 2). They’ll face Humber College the next day and they’ll meet Sheridan College on Saturday. All matches will be in a best-of-five format.

The universities entered in the event are McMaster, Waterloo, Calgary and Montreal.