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Champion Huskies spike it up at national finals

2019 ACAC champions of mens volleyball, the Keyano Huskies, take aim at Canada's best this week in Red Deer, Alta., in the 2019 CCAA Men's Volleyball Championships. Photo supplied by Curtis Phillips, Keyano College Sport Information Officer.

The Keyano Huskies men’s volleyball team look to bump their way to the gold this weekend.

The ACAC champions are in Red Deer for the 2019 CCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships.

The route to the gold medal for the #2 ranked team in Canada is loaded with talented teams.

Keyano could potentially face the best squad in the country, the Fanshawe Falcons, in the semi-finals.

Nevertheless, head coach Keegan Kuhr says preparation is key.

“Ranking doesn’t mean much for nationals, because they [have] pre-determined pools. Our preparation has already started to look at them, and see what we can do when we face off against them.”

Last year, Keyano won the bronze medal at the CCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships in Victoria, B.C., defeating Camosun College in a five-set thriller.

The Huskies open this year’s tournament against the Griffons de L’Outaouais, who qualified from the Quebec as the wild card team.

Game time is 3 p.m. on March 7, 2019, at the Canada Games Centre in Red Deer, Alta.

Cheer for the Huskies from the comfort of your home by watching the ACAC live feed.

Facts and figures

  • The men’s volleyball program joined the ACAC in 1990-91.
  • This is Keyano’s fourth trip to the CCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships since joining the ACAC.
  • The Keyano Huskies’ best-ever finish was third at the national championships in 2018.
  • Keyano also finished in 5th in 2009, and 7th in 2016.
  • Keyano Huskies qualified by capturing gold at the 2019 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championships defeating Lethbridge on Feb. 23, 2019, in Edmonton, Alta.