Canisius & Northeastern add to NCAA/U-Sports summer schedule

Two more programs have confirmed their schedule for August visits to Eastern Ontario and Montreal as Canisius Golden Griffins and Northeastern Huskies will each play a series of games in Canada (see details below).  Golden Griffins have a decided Canadian skew to their roster and coaching staff as at least 3 Golden Griffins are originally from Canada including 6’8″ sophomore Dantai St. Louis (Brampton, ON), 6’11” Selvedin Planincic (rising senior/Sherbrooke, Quebec) and 6’8″ freshman Scott Hitchon (Whitby, ON/Thornlea S.S.) who is likely to make his Canisius debut during their tour.  Canisius Head Coach Reggie Witherspoon previously visited Canada while Head Coach of uBuffalo Bulls some years ago and has added former Orangeville Prep Head Coach Larry Blunt to his coaching staff – Blunt helped the Griffs bring in St. Louis and Planincic who played for Blunt at Orangeville.  Canisius finished 18-16 in the MAAC this past season, losing in the conference tournament quarter-final in Albany before accepting an invitation to the CIT where they lost to Samford by 4 in the first round… Head Coach Bill Coen brings his Northeastern Huskies to Canada for the second time in his tenure in Boston with one Canadian on the roster, 6’5″ rising sophomore Maxime Boursiquot who starred at Ottawa Immaculata H.S. before spending one season at Kent Prep.  Boursiquot played in all 32 games as a freshman, averaging 5.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.  Huskies, who knocked off Connecticut in an early season game in 2016, finished last season 15-16 including 8-10 in the Colonial Athletic Association, losing in the first round of the CAA tournament to #3 Towson by 28.  Here are their schedules:


Saturday, August 19th:  at Queen’s (Kingston, ON)

Sunday, August 20th:  at Concordia (Montreal, PQ)

Monday, August 21st:  at Bishop’s (Lennoxville, PQ)

Tuesday, August 22nd:  at uOttawa (Montpetit Hall, Ottawa, ON)

Wednesday, August 23rd:  at Carleton (Raven’s Nest, Ottawa, ON)


Wednesday, August 23rd:  at Concordia (Montreal, PQ)

Friday, August 25th:  vs. Bishop’s (at Raven’s Nest, Ottawa, ON)

Saturday, August 26th:  at Carleton (Raven’s Nest, Ottawa, ON).


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