’Canes quar­tet headed to AUS

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Hol­land Col­lege of­fen­sive line­men Shel­ton Wil­liams and Owen MacWil­liams, and re­ceivers Jaylen McRae and Eu­gene McMinns ac­cepted of­fers to play for Aca­dia Univer­sity come Septem­ber.

The quar­tet an­chored the school’s un­de­feated and cham­pi­onship ti­tle sea­son in 2014. It was the school’s sec­ond straight Moose­head Cup crown and third in six years.

McMinns, a na­tive of the Ba­hamas, and MacWil­liams, from Summerside, grad­u­ated from the sport and leisure man­age­ment pro­gram.

MacRae trans­ferred from Hol­land Col­lege’s busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion pro­gram and will study psy­chol­ogy.

The four will join fel­low Hur­ri­canes and Hol­land Col­lege alumni Nathan Con­way and Garvin Cius at Aca­dia.

In other ’Canes news, head coach An­drew Hickey is leav­ing the po­si­tion to pur­sue grad­u­ate stud­ies in sports man­age­ment at the Univer­sity of New Brunswick.

Kyle Quin­lan, a for­mer as­sis­tant coach with McMaster, takes over the head coach­ing reins.

Hickey joined Hol­land Col­lege in 2013 as of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor un­der then-head coach Mark MacDougall, be­fore as­sum­ing the top job for 2014.

As quar­ter­back for McMaster Univer­sity, Quin­lan led the Ma­raud­ers to the Vanier Cup na­tional cham­pi­onship in 2011, a game in which he was named MVP.

The next sea­son he won the Hec Creighton Tro­phy as Cana­dian univer­sity football’s most valu­able football player and was later named the Cana­dian In­teruni­ver­sity Sport male ath­lete of the Year for 2012-2013.

Af­ter at­tend­ing train­ing camp with the CFL’s Mon­treal Alou­ettes, Quin­lan re­turned to Mc- Master as an as­sis­tant coach for the past two sea­sons.

On the web at www.hol­land­col­lege.com.


For­mer Hol­land Col­lege Hur­ri­canes football team mem­bers, from left, re­ceiver Jaylen McRae, of­fen­sive line­man Shel­ton Wil­liams and re­ceiver Eu­gene McMinns have signed on with Aca­dia Univer­sity Ax­e­men football squad for the 2015 sea­son. Also sign­ing on is Summerside na­tive Owen MacWil­liams, who is miss­ing from the pic­ture.

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