Hamilton Honey Badgers

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Hamilton Honey Badgers
Hamilton Honey Badgers logo
LeaguesCEBL
Founded2018
ArenaFirstOntario Centre
Capacity17,383
LocationHamilton, Ontario
Team coloursBlack, gold, white
              
PresidentJohn Lashway
Head coachChantal Vallée
Websitehttps://www.honeybadgers.ca/

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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

The Honey Badgers won their first game, at home over Edmonton, 103-86 on May 12, 2019.[4]

The Honey Badgers made the playoffs and defeated the Niagara River Lions but lost the CEBL Finals to the Saskatoon Rattlers

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Hamilton Honey Badgers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F - Canada Burnatowski, Murphy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 229 lb (104 kg) 28 – (1991-07-08)8 July 1991
G - Canada Cadougan, Junior 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 29 – (1990-05-07)7 May 1990
G - Canada Edwards, Justin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 27 – (1992-10-31)31 October 1992
F - Canada Ejim, Ryan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg)
F - Canada Gilmore, Connor 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg)
F - Canada Keith, Shaquille 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 26 – (1993-07-09)9 July 1993
F - Canada Kennedy, Thomas 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 19 – (2000-09-01)1 September 2000
F - Canada McIntosh, MiKyle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 233 lb (106 kg) 25 – (1994-07-19)19 July 1994
F - Canada Nissen, Erik 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 216 lb (98 kg) 24 – (1995-04-27)27 April 1995
G - Canada Notice, Duane 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 25 – (1994-09-07)7 September 1994
G - Canada Rocca, Joe 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 27 – (1992-02-08)8 February 1992
G - Canada Sutherland, Tramar 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 30 – (1989-03-23)23 March 1989
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Updated: March 31, 2019

Season-by-season record[edit]

League Season Coach Regular season Post season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
CEBL
2019 Chantal Vallée 10 10 .500 4th 1 1 .500 Lost Finals
Totals 10 10 .500 1 1 .500

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazaruk, Les. "Hamilton's CEBL Team Has "Sweet" Name". Saskatoon Media Group. Retrieved 18 June 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Football's Mike Morreale heads up new Canadian Elite Basketball League". National Post. May 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Milton, Steve. "Hamilton pro basketball team named Honey Badgers, will wear black and gold". Hamilton Spector. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.cebl.ca/schedule-OLD