A team comprised of seven promising Bermudians has taken Canadian college football by storm.

Cape Breton University, led by Somerset Eagles striker Keishen Bean, clinched a second league title in three seasons last weekend to earn a first round bye in the play-offs.

Leading the Novia Scotia team's charge was captain Bean, who netted a memorable hat trick, his second treble of the season, in a 4-1 demolition of Acadia on the final day of the regular campaign.

"We really stamped our authority on the league this year," an elated Bean said. "We really dominated."

That Cape Breton celebrated its second overall league title owed much to the fine goal scoring exploits of the prolific Bean who topped the conference scoring charts with 11 goals from 13 matches.

The influx of Bermudians at Cape Breton has had a positive influence on the school's football programme, Bean said.

He added: "Our team has adopted a more Bermuda approach to the game. The coach has surrounded us with the players he thinks can best fit into our system of play.

"We have the speedy Shayne Hollis (North

Village) on the flanks and Darius Cox (Devonshire Cougars), who can hit a 40 yard ball on the drop of a dime. We also have Antonio Lowe (Dandy Town), Jason Davis (Boulevard), Seion Darrell (Dandy Town) and a workhorse in Randy Robinson (Devonshire Cougars)."

Cape Breton clinched the league by three points over nearest rivals Dalhousie. The college lost only once during the regular season and that was on the road in late September.

The Atlantic University Sport Championship will be held this weekend with the winner advancing to the Canadian championships in British Colombia from November 12 to 15.

Bean and teammates Davis and Hollis are now in the thick of contention for MVP honours. Cox is up for Rookie and Defender of the Year honours while Lowe is also on the shortlist for Defender of the Year accolades.

"Basically we are all in contention for an award and it should be a clean sweep," Bean added.

The Bermuda International transferred from North Village to Eagles over the summer and has kept close tabs on his new club since the start of the domestic season.

He said: "Obviously I was very excited with the wins against Cougars and Dandy Town. Since then we have dropped a couple of points and I think we just have to be a bit more patient."

Bean also commented on former Rams teammate Logan Alexander who signed a pro contract with U.S. Indoor side Baltimore Blast this week.

He said: "That's huge! I actually had the pleasure of playing with Logan since I was a kid.

Bean added: "He certainly has the potential and I would love to see him become a regular starter in the team. No matter where Logan plays he always gives 100 per cent."