Double Hurricane force hits York

Mississauga standouts recently join OUA team.

Former teammates will be reunited once again.

This time, it will be at the CIS level.

Recently, Quinton Mitchell and Lauris Cox both signed with the York Lions and will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

Both standouts are from Mississauga, Ontario.  Recently, they suited up for the Holland College Hurricanes of the Atlantic Football League (AFL) and guided the team to the league championship  – Mooseahd Cup, this past November.

Quinton Mitchell


In addition to the Hurricanes, the 5’9, 175 pound running back has previously suited up for the both St. Francis Xavier Tigers and St. Marcellinus Spirit of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) as well as the Mississauga Warriors of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

Ultimately, Mitchell felt that the Toronto, Ontario campus possessed the right academic and gridiron combination for him.

“I committed to York because I felt it was the school for me and I also wanted to be a part of a team that is an underdog fighting for top spot just like all the other OUA teams,” explained Mitchell.  “I wanted to be a part of the rebuilding of York not to mention it was close to home so making plays for a team close to home where my family can watch and to make some noise close to home for my mom to see and read about certainly was a big factor.”

“But what sealed the deal was the fact that the coaches make sure you are in the books and that it isn’t just about football but also education.  Not to mention, I’ve always been an underdog so it felt like a perfect fit.”

Lauris Cox


The 6’3, 182 pound defensive back has previously played for St. Aloysius Gonzaga Bulldogs of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) and the Halton Cowboys of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

During the 2014 season with the Hurricanes, Cox registered 21 tackles, 12 deflections, three fumble recoveries, two blocked field goals and caught an interception.

For Cox, he felt as though he belonged with the Lions and signed with the team for a couple of key reasons.

“I committed to York because it felt like I was already a part of the family,” expressed Cox.  “Originally, I didn’t have an idea to where I wanted to go, and then I got an email inviting me to a football summer camp.”

“After the great experience I had at the camp during the summer, I was leaning more and more towards York.  I also like that York as a team is rebuilding and trying to change and I’d like to be a part of the change to come. On the academic side of York, I live that they have a solid foundation in their programs with a wide variety of courses ranging from Kinesiology to Psychology.”



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