The Mount Allison Mounties men's basketball team has announced their exhibition schedule for the 2018-2019 season. Regular ACAA league play begins in late October.
Following a scrimmage with Crandall University on Sept. 26, 2018, the team will participate in the Eric Garland Tournament for the first time. This tournament is hosted by the UNB Varsity Reds, last year's AUS champions. Other teams attending will be the University of Maine-Fort Kent Bengals as well as ACAA powerhouse Holland College Hurricanes.
The Mounties will also visit Ontario from Oct. 19 to 21, 2018, travelling to Ottawa to play against Algonquin College and to Kingston to face Queen's University and St. Lawrence College.
The Mounties are coming off back-to-back 2nd place finishes in the ACAA. The garnet and gold will return with a solid core of nine players from last year's roster. It has been a very successful off season in recruiting several talented players to add to the overall depth of this year's team.
Veteran coach Steve Chapman enters his 35th year of coaching and will once again be joined by his assistants Gerard Reinders and Mike MacDougall. The Mounties open ACAA league play on Oct. 28, 2018 at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Watch for more updates as the season unfolds.
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