The Halifax Hurricanes are Happy to be Back for the 2016-17 Season

Cliff Clinkscales at Press Conference in Halifax, Halifax Hurricanes 2016-17 Season

Returning Captain Cliff Clinkscales speaks to the press at The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

The Halifax Hurricanes are Happy to be Back for the 2016-17 Season, promising to be leaders both on and off the court.

New Head Coach and General Manager, Mike Leslie (formerly of the rival PEI Island Storm), has been involved in Halifax basketball since way back when the Windjammers were a thing. He says he’s looking forward to being back in Halifax and working with The Hurricanes, who are “great guys on and off the court and in the community.”

Leslie says his “phone has been buzzing with agents and players who want to come here” to play basketball.

Today at a press conference at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame at the Scotiabank Centre, Clinkscales spoke to members of the press, alongside teammates, Renaldo Dixon and Billy White.

Cliff Clinkscales and CTV news at Press Conference in Halifax, Halifax Hurricanes 2016-17 Season

Returning Captain Cliff Clinkscales speaks to CTV news at The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

Clinkscales said how much he appreciated all the support from Halifax families last season, particularly the kids and teens who volunteered to support the team: “We love the kids” he said, “they work very hard. We won the championship, but it was a collective effort; everyone was a part of it”

The Hurricanes are committed to their role as goodwill ambassadors with Clinkscales, Dixon and White saying that you can definitely expect to see them back in our schools during the upcoming season.

“That’s the easy part”, says Clinskcales.

Cliff Clinkscales, known as ‘Da General’, was recognized as a basketball prodigy back when was in elementary school, and has been featured in Slam Magazine, as well as other media such as The National Post, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He finished last season averaging 6.9 points, 8.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.

If there’s one thing we know about the Hurricanes it’s that they’re not afraid of working hard. Here at Family Fun Halifax, we’re confident that with Da General back as Captain of the championship team, we’re in for another strong and exciting Halifax basketball season.

Welcome back, Hurricanes!

Investors and some of the team at the first Press Conference in Halifax, Halifax Hurricanes 2016-17 Season

New Head Coach Mike Leslie (far left) with investors and some team members.

 

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