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The Holy Trinity High School basketball team and their head coach, Coxheath native Aaron Barrington, are ready to play in the 36th annual Coal Bowl. Monday. Pictured above is the entire Holy Trinity team. Back row, from left, Barrington, O’rian MacDonald, Luke Foster, Donovan Faucett, Majd Daqqa, Vergel Pagalilaun and assistant coach Chris McKenzie; front row from left, Ehsan Maawia, Gray Mugodo, Nas Jamac, Mitch Garland and Adam Bank Imudia. A former Coal Bowl player and Cape Breton native is excited that his team from Alberta gets to live the same experience that he did.
Aaron Barrington, a former Riverview High Shcool basketball player who is now head coach to the Holy Trinity High School Knights basketball team from Fort McMurray, Alberta,
said leading up to the tournament, he was happy to not only come back to Cape Breton, but to experience Coal Bowl again from a coach perspective.
a great experience because I have all of those great memories from my time at the Coal Bowl in 2002 when I was in Grade 12 and I have so many friends and family back home that are going to be watching us, said Barrington, whose team is currently 6 0 in league play. all been talking about it on social media.
team is extremely excited. A lot of them have never travelled this far and they very happy to get out and see some other parts of the country that are going to be a lot different than Fort McMurray and they obviously excited for the basketball as well. 11 student O MacDonald, one of the Knight starters, said he confident in his team and lis ooking forward to the large crowds that Coal Bowl invariably draws.
is fun for us and the crowd to experience very good basketball, competition wise, and having different teams from everywhere and people coming through and watching, said MacDonald who went on to say his team has confidence in itself and in its chances in this year Coal Bowl, but they are also happy to make bonds with other teams, and Cape Bretoners.
a big team and all of us can carry the ball and go with it, so we feeling good. We just want to go out here and have fun and play basketball and meet new people. echoed MacDonald statement and said his team is confident in how they match up against other teams competing in this year Coal Bowl.
think we have a really strong team this year and I think we can compete with any team anywhere we go, to be honest, he said.
The 36th annual Cowl Bowl had its opening ceremonies on Monday, with action taking place all week at Breton Education Centre in new Waterford, with the championship game on Saturday.