Hamilton Honey Badgers return to FirstOntario Centre May 25 as CEBL releases 2022 schedule

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Published February 3, 2022 at 1:16 pm

The Hamilton Honey Badgers will tip-off the 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League season on May 25 when the expansion Montreal Alliance make the trip to FirstOntario Centre. (inTheHammer photo)

The Hamilton Honey Badgers will tip-off the 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season on May 25 when the expansion Montreal Alliance make the trip to FirstOntario Centre.

It will be the first of 10 homes for Hamilton and the first of 100 regular season CEBL games played in 69 days for Canada’s professional basketball league, which released its new schedule on Thursday (Feb. 3).

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Hamilton will open with a three-game homestand versus Montreal, Fraser Valley, and Guelph.

The Honey Badgers‘ first road game is scheduled for June 4 at Scarborough in the home-opener for the expansion Shooting Stars. Hamilton’s longest road trip comes in July with games at Montreal, Edmonton, and Saskatchewan.

The Honey Badgers will be led by head coach Ryan Schmidt and his third season on the job could be his toughest following substantial roster turnover.

Star guard Lindell Wigginton signed with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks — while Trevon Duval, Nino Johnson, and Jabari Craig all signed with NBA G League teams. Meanwhile, Kenny Ejim, Kyle Johnson, Kalif Young, and JV Mukama each signed contracts with European clubs.

 

Hamilton Honey Badgers return to FirstOntario Centre May 25 as CEBL releases 2022 schedule

 

The club says it will begin unveiling its 2022 roster in the weeks leading up to training camp, which gets underway May 17.

All 100 CEBL games plus the playoffs will be live-streamed on the free CBC Gem service and at cbcsports.ca.

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