Matchups set for WVB Nationals

Matchups set for WVB Nationals
Humber Hawks (2) vs. MSVU Mystics (7) 
Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m. (AT)
The Humber Hawks swept past the Niagara Knights in the OCAA Championship final to capture their ninth consecutive provincial crown. The Hawks, led by captain Thalia Hanniman, were a perfect 18-0 to finish first in the OCAA’s West Division. They’ll face the ACAA Champion MSVU Mystics, who are led by the dynamic Christina Day. The Mystics were 19-2 in the regular season and successfully defended their ACAA title with a five-set victory over the Holland Hurricanes.

Briercrest Clippers (3) vs. VIU Mariners (6)
Thursday, March 10 at 3 p.m. (AT)
The Briercrest Clippers, led by 2015 CCAA Player of the Year Samantha Zacharias, captured the ACAC Championship with a straight-set victory over The King’s Eagles. The Clippers sat atop the South Division in the ACAC all season long and finished with a 19-5 record. They’ll face the VIU Mariners, who were upset in the PACWEST Championship final by the COTR Avalanche. The wildcard Mariners, who are led by veteran Tylar Turnbull, placed first overall in the PACWEST during the regular season with an impressive 21-5 record.

Élans de Garneau (1) vs. Holland Hurricanes (8)
Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. (AT)
Led by the explosive duo of Maud Chapleau and Anne-Sophie Tanguay, Garneau dominated in the RSEQ once again this season, finishing atop the conference standings with a 13-1 record. Les Élans will look to avenge a five-set heartbreaking loss in last year’s gold-medal match. They’ll face the host Holland Hurricanes, who are led by captain Sydney Foy. Holland, which finished second in the ACAA with an 18-3 record, was defeated in the Conference Championship by rival MSVU.

COTR Avalanche (4) vs. The King’s Eagles (5)
Thursday, March 10 at 8 p.m. (AT)
The COTR Avalanche are set to take their Cinderella story to Charlottetown, PEI. The Avalanche upset VIU in the PACWEST final with a come-from-behind, five-set victory over the Mariners. COTR was 12-15 in the regular season and entered provincials as the sixth seed. They’ll face The King’s Eagles, the ACAC’s wildcard entry. The Eagles finished atop the ACAC’s North Division with an impressive 21-3 record. They were defeated by the Briercrest Clippers in the conference championship match.

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