The Saint John Mill Rats have made it to the Atlantic Division Championship Series for the first time in franchise history, and will start the series in Halifax on Saturday May 14th.
Halifax won the regular season, finishing with the best record overall (29-11), but lost the season series versus the Saint John Mill Rats 6-5. As a result, they earned the #1 seed and home court advantage throughout the play-offs. The Hurricanes record overall now stands at 32-11 after a first round sweep of the Island Storm. The Saint John Mill Rats are 28-16 after defeating the Moncton Miracles 3 games to 1.
The Mill Rats leading scorer, Gabe Freeman, will miss Game 1 due to a two-game suspension that he incurred in the Moncton series.
Tickets are available at the Harbour Station box office, by calling 506-657-1234, or by visiting www.harbourstation.ca
Halifax Hurricanes/ Saint John Mill Rats Series Schedule
Game 1: Saturday May 14th at 7PM at Scotiabank Centre
Game 2: Sunday May 15th at 7PM at Scotiabank Centre
Game 3: Friday May 20th at 7PM at Harbour Station
Game 4: Saturday May 21st at 7PM at Harbour Station
*Game 5: Monday May 23rd at 7PM at Scotiabank Centre
*Game 6: Tuesday May 24th at 7PM at Harbour Station
*Game 7: Thursday May 26th at 7PM at Scotiabank Centre
The Saint John Mill Rats are part of the National Basketball League of Canada.
National Basketball League of Canada founded in 2011, is a Canada’s only professional basketball league. There are currently 8 teams, with 2 divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadians, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.
For more information on the league, please visit www.nblcanada.ca.