Northeastern Huskies Dominate Canadian Summer Tour

By Jake Fischer

Last week, the Northeastern Huskies ended their eight-day, five-city summer preseason trip to Canada. Over the course of their tour, the Huskies played seven games against some of the best competition Canadian.

Their opponents consisted of Bishop’s University, Université Laval, McGill University, University of Ottawa, Laurentian University, Carleton University and Queen’s University.

After traveling more than 1,200 miles and visiting two Canadian provinces on the tour, the Huskies collected a 6-1 recordagainst their opponents from north of the border. During their six wins, head coach Bill Coen, guided his team to a scoring average of 83.5 points per game and a winning margin of 12.7.

The Huskies were led by their stars that are returning in the back court. Joel Smith headed the Huskies’ scoring attack with 15.3 points per night while Quincy Ford and Jonathon Lee added 13.3 and 12.3 points per game, respectively.

Freshman guard Zach Stahl provided a bright spot, averaging 10.3 points and played in all seven of the team’s games.

In their final game, the Huskies ended their tour of Canada with an exclamation point as they beat Queen’s University, 105-84 and every player in a Northeastern jersey scored.

The Huskies’ successful summer trip has many excited for their potential for this upcoming winter season. Even members of the national media are starting to notice the boys from Huntington Avenue.

ESPN’s Andy Katz wrote in a recent article that the Huskies are a “legit contender to challenge Drexel” during conference play this season.

If all goes well for Coen’s club, maybe they can make a long-awaited return to the NCAA Tournament come March.


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