CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — On the heels of another ACAA Championship, the Holland Hurricanes are gearing up for another run at the crown in 2019-20.
On Wednesday, the men’s basketball program announced that they had added another talented piece to their roster for the 2019-20 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) season.
The Hurricanes dipped into the New Brunswick talent pool with the addition of Woodstock, New Brunswick native, Lucas Tompkins.
Tompkins, a 6’0” shooting guard, will be enrolled in the Sport and Leisure Management program at Holland College beginning in September.
“My decision to attend Holland College was a combination of the option to enroll in the Sport & Leisure Management program and the quality of the basketball program available; both seem like a great fit for me.”
With Tompkins comes a history of success during his time at Woodstock High School, and that should fit right into the winning culture at Holland College.
Tompkins was the Woodstock High School Athlete of The Year for four straight years (2016-2019) and has been a member of the U15, U16 and U17 provincial teams in New Brunswick.
At the 2018 U17 Canadian National Championships, he led the tournament in three-pointers.
“A strong work ethic is something I will bring to the team next season, as well as my basketball IQ, playmaking and the ability to shoot the ball well.”
Holland Head Coach Josh Whitty is thrilled with the addition of Tompkins to the Hurricanes’ roster this fall.
“Lucas brings a variety of skills to our lineup and will be counted on to contribute right away. He’s a top-notch shooter, has a tireless work ethic and has a good sense of the game.”
The Hurricanes are the seven-time defending ACAA Champions after posting a perfect 21-0 record during league play in 2018-19.
The Hurricanes will hit the court on Saturday, November 2 when they begin their ACAA regular season in Halifax, Nova Scotia versus the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics.
– T. Bennett
Information from Holland College contributed to this post.