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Basketball ‘Canes add 6’6” Island forward to roster

The men’s basketball Hurricanes continue to add local representation to their roster for the upcoming season.  Parker Roche, a 6’6” forward will be joining the Hurricanes this fall as the team looks for its eighth straight Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Championship.

Roche, from Charlottetown, PEI, will be studying in the Sport & Leisure Management program at Holland College; he looks to pursue a career in kinesiology.

“I chose Holland College because they have the program I wanted to take plus a great basketball program.  Being able to attend school while also playing collegiate basketball was very important to me.”

Roche, a former member of the PEI U15 and U17 provincial teams, including an appearance at the Canada Games, played the past three seasons as a member of the Charlottetown Rural Raiders; this past season he was named an all-star at provincials.

 As he begins his collegiate career, Roche explains what his strengths are as a player.

“I bring the ability to stretch the floor and open up lanes for my teammates. I’m a versatile player that can play both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively.”

Head coach, Josh Whitty, looks forward to adding Roche to his roster this season.

“Parker brings size and a nice shooting touch to our lineup for next season.  We believe he has a lot of potential and a strong work ethic.  Seeing how hard he works we have no doubt that he can reach his full potential as a player with the Hurricanes.”

The Hurricanes return to the court for ACAA regular season action on Saturday, November 2 when they visit the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics in Halifax.  The team will host their home opener on Saturday, November 9 when they take on the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves.

“Hurricanes fans can expect us to be a fast paced and hungry team this season,” shared Roche.

To connect with the men’s basketball Hurricanes, visit www.twitter.com/canesmbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.


Story written by:

Mason Murray

Communications Coordinator Assistant

Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019