Wednesday, 18 May 2016 05:36

Rattlers' athletic teams ready to strike for 2016-17 season

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It was a big week for the Medicine Hat athletics program.

Medicine Hat College announced May 17 that they will be hosting two ACAC Conference Championships during the 2016-17 season.  October 27-30th, MHC will be hosting the 2016 ACAC Men’s Soccer Conference Championships.  As the host the Rattlers will be one of six participating schools.  March 1-4th, 2017, MHC will also be hosting the 2017 ACAC Men’s Basketball Conference Championships.  This is an eight team tournament vying for ACAC supremacy.  Rattler Nation is excited at the opportunity of hosting two great championships.

The Medicine Hat College Rattlers men's basketball team was also pleased to announce the signings for this year's team. These players will add to an already experienced and deep team who are returning many of the players who helped the men win a silver at the 2016 ACAC Championships. The new recruits and returning players are excited for the opportunity to play host to the 2017 ACAC Championships March 1-4th.
The Rattlers are pleased to welcome the following players:
Salissou Abdoulkader – Or as we know him, Sal Kader, is a product of the greater Toronto area via Africa. Sal spent most of his childhood in Niger, Africa. He came to Canada at the age of 11. Sal was an All-star Power forward for the George Brown College (GBC) Huskies in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Sal has a diploma in Hotel management and is interested in business. Sal should be a valuable addition to the team next year bringing more athleticism, size, and experience to an already talented team.
Stephen Jones - Stephen is a second year Business student from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Stephen was a 1st team ACAC North All-Conference All-star in 2014-2015 and MVP of the Lakeland rustlers. It only takes a few moments to notice that Stephen is a very well coached player and takes pride in the way he cares for his teammates. At 22 years old, Stephen is an experienced player, who along with Sal should anchor our power forward position.
Brady Resch – Brady is a 6’3” guard from Coranach, Saskatchewan. He played at Coranach High School the past 2 years and helped lead his team to a provincial championship in his grade 11 year and followed that up with a silver medal this year. The Rattlers are excited to add a young player like Brady who will benefit greatly learning from the experienced veterans around him.

Home of the Rattlers, Medicine Hat College is known for attracting high-level athletes from across the globe to compete in sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer and golf. Focused on providing the full student-athlete experience, the college helps individuals reach their potential- academically, socially and as players- while providing them the opportunity to experience the unique communities in southern Alberta. MHC’s athletic department has been a full-time member of the Alberta College Athletic Conference since 1968.

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