AOTW | Koughan and King named Hurricanes Athletes of the Week
January 16, 2018
Women’s hockey player Mackenzie Koughan and men’s basketball player Jalen King have been named the Holland Hurricanes Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 13.
Koughan, a second year goaltender for the Hurricanes, backstopped Holland College to back-to-back wins over the weekend versus the Acadia University Axewomen.
On Saturday she stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 3-2 victory before making 16 saves on Sunday in a 4-1 win.
This season she has a record of 6-1-0 with two shutouts and a goals-against-average of 1.67.
The Hurricanes currently lead the Atlantic standings with a record of 7-3-0; they sit just two points ahead of the University of New Brunswick.
The ‘Canes next games are this weekend when they host UNB on Saturday at 7:30pm at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague and again on Sunday at 3pm at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown.
She is studying in the Human Services program and is from Johnston’s River, PEI.
King, a guard in his first year with the Hurricanes helped the ‘Canes to two victories on the road this weekend.
On Saturday he contributed 14 points, three rebounds and two assists off the bench in a 104-61 win over the Dal AC Rams before adding 15 points, two rebounds and an assist in Sunday’s 106-86 defeat of the Crandall Chargers.
This season he has averaged 11.1 points per game for the Hurricanes.
After the two victories this weekend the ‘Canes sit in second place in the ACAA standings with an 8-1 record; they trail the Mount Allison Mounties who are 9-1.
The Hurricanes return to action this weekend at home when they host the UKC Blue Devils for a pair of games at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement. On Saturday tip-off is scheduled for 6pm with Sunday’s game beginning at 2pm.
King is currently studying in the Sport & Leisure Management program and is from Scarborough, Ontario.
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