Hurricanes focused on winning this year, not four-peat

Jason Malloy
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Roosevelt (Chicken) Whyley

Two weekend wins would give the Holland College Hurricanes men's basketball team four straight Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) titles.

So is it time to consider the hoops squad a dynasty?

Head coach Josh Whitty said Wednesday he wouldn't argue with the description, but it was not something on the team's radar.

"We're certainly proud of what we've accomplished, but that's not what we're focused on right now," he said. "This team has nobody on it that won the first championship three years ago."

The Hurricanes have been able to achieve success with a constantly changing roster. The college's shorter programs makes turnover occur more often compared to the four-year programs competing universities offer.

Whitty, who was an assistant to head coach George Morrison for the team's first title win in 2013, deflected the credit.

"I think it sort of speaks to athletics as a whole at Holland College," he said, noting the success of other sports like soccer, football and golf. "We're not the only sport where that's been the case."

Whitty said the teams are fortunate to have a supportive athletics department, good coaches and appealing programs for student-athletes.

The college was recognized for its successful athletics program with the premier's award as sports organization of the year in 2015 during the Sport P.E.I. awards banquet.

Organizations: Holland College, Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association

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