Hamilton Honey Badgers
|Hamilton Honey Badgers|
|Team colours||Black, gold, white|
|Head coach||Chantal Vallée|
The Hamilton Honey Badgers are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Hamilton, Ontario, that competes in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. The Honey Badgers play their home games at the FirstOntario Centre in downtown Hamilton.
On May 2, 2018, the Canadian Elite Basketball League announced Hamilton, Ontario, as one of original six teams for its inaugural season beginning May 2019. On June 12, 2018, at a press conference the CEBL announced the logo and name of its Hamilton franchise as the Hamilton Honey Badgers, a nickname inspired by the world’s most fearless animal. The team also announced the hiring of former Toronto Raptors' executive John Lashway as team president.
The Honey Badgers won their first game, at home over Edmonton, 103-86 on May 12, 2019.
The Honey Badgers made the playoffs and defeated the Niagara River Lions but lost the CEBL Finals to the Saskatoon Rattlers
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Hamilton Honey Badgers roster|
Updated: March 31, 2019
|League||Season||Coach||Regular season||Post season|
|Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|2019||Chantal Vallée||10||10||.500||4th||1||1||.500||Lost Finals|
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