Men's basketball is back

Thursday, January 21, 2016

After a five-year hiatus, Tyndale’s men’s basketball team The Guardians is back in action. The team has started the season off right with two new coaches and brand new jerseys and equipment.

“Having a basketball club again is amazing,” says Dan Hainaut, the team’s captain. “We're all competitive, eager to learn and love basketball. As Christians we play to honour God through sport.”

The Guardians greatest victory this season so far was against Emmanuel Bible College, who they beat 52-18. They also received the Fair Play Award at a tournament held at the University of Toronto in Mississauga for the team demonstrating the best character and sportsmanship.

The Guardians have more games planned for this semester, including a much-anticipated match against Redeemer University. “The game against Redeemer will give us a good sense of where we’re at competitively, while developing a potential rivalry with our cross-town Christian competition,” says Dan.

The team’s three-year goal is to be accepted into the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA). In the interim, they are working hard and enjoying a game they love. “Basketball is a beautiful team sport,” says Dan. “You have five guys reading and reacting to each other’s movements, dribbles, passes and shots. It’s a game played with tenacity and style, with dunks, crossovers, no-look passes and blocks.”

The team will play in an all-day extramural tournament at Mohawk College in Hamilton on February 5.

Don’t forget to check out the other upcoming Tyndale Guardians sports games:

  • The Ice Hockey team will face off with the Redeemer Royals on Saturday, January 30 at the Thornhill Community Centre, starting at 10 p.m.
  • The women’s volleyball team will play in a tournament on Saturday, February 6 at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Vaughan.

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