Collège Ahuntsic will host the 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Soccer National Championship.
The Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) institution will host the event Nov. 11-14, 2020 in Montreal, QC.
“The Ahuntsic Men’s Soccer program has consistently produced powerhouse teams who have represented Quebec at CCAA Nationals in recent seasons,” said Wade Kolmel, CCAA Men’s Soccer Convenor. “Now, they will get the opportunity to showcase the sport on their campus and in their community.”
Soccer has always been a prevalent sport at Collège Ahuntsic and the institution’s student body includes many soccer enthusiasts who want to represent the College. Thus, Ahuntsic has four varsity soccer teams: men’s and women’s squads in both Division 1 and Division 2.
The Ahuntsic Men’s Soccer team has enjoyed success recently; the team has captured RSEQ championship crowns in three of the last four seasons.
Ahuntsic earned a silver medal at the 2018 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship, hosted by Holland College. The powerhouse Humber Hawks claimed their third CCAA Men’s Soccer title in four seasons with a 1-0 victory over Ahuntsic in Cornwall, PEI.
While Collège Ahuntsic has never hosted CCAA Men’s Soccer, they did host the 2016 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship in Montreal.
“I am confident that with the quality and expertise of the staff who have committed to organizing the championship, the event will be a resounding success,” said Danick Lévesque, Student Life Advisor in the Athletics Department.
All matches will be held at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, as a result of a partnership with the City of Montreal.
The eight-team tournament will feature conference champions from the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), RSEQ and Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) as well as two wildcard teams and host Ahuntsic.
The 2019 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship will be hosted by Durham College in Oshawa, ON, from Nov. 6-9, 2019.