‘Canes hockey picks up victories over weekend
February 3, 2014
The Hurricanes men’s and women’s hockey teams were in action this weekend, the men’s team at home while the women’s team was on the road in Nova Scotia.
The women’s Hurricanes hit the road this weekend as they travelled to Cape Breton for back-to-back games with the CBU Capers on Saturday and Sunday.
The Hurricanes entered Saturday’s game in search of their first victory of the season, holding a record of 0-6-2 while the Capers entered the game in third place in the Eastern Canadian Women’s Collegiate Hockey League with a 1-3-2 record. This was the first time these two teams met this season.
In the first period the Hurricanes would fall behind 2-1 with the ‘Canes goal coming from first year Human Services student from Pictou County, Nova Scotia Hayley Foote. It was her first goal of the season.
The Hurricanes would continue to trail in the second period, falling behind 3-2 entering the game’s final period. Ashley Lunn, a first year Sport & Leisure Management student from Back Greenfield, New Brunswick was the goal scorer for the ‘Canes; it was her fourth of the season.
There was no scoring in the third period, seeing the Capers take the game by a score of 3-2.
On Sunday morning the Hurricanes looked for redemption by jumping out to a quick start in the first period.
Ellen Chapman and Taylor Lynds would each score for the Hurricanes in the first period which seen the Hurricanes hold a 2-1 lead early in the game.
As the game progressed the Hurricanes also received scoring from Melissa French, Katie Campbell and Ashley Lunn en route to their first victory of the season, a 5-4 win over the CBU Capers.
Candace Hopkinson was the starting goaltender for the ‘Canes in both games over the weekend.
The victory puts the Hurricanes at 1-7-2 on the season, sitting in fourth place with four points, trailing the CBU Capers who sit in third place with six points and a 2-4-2 record this season.
The Hurricanes will have an opportunity to catch the Capers this weekend when they host CBU at the Gateway Arena in Borden Saturday night at 7pm and on Sunday at 12:30pm.
These are the final two regular season games for the Hurricanes this season who will take part in the ECWHL championships being hosted by UNB in Fredericton on March 15th and 16th.
The Holland Hurricanes hosted the Sherwood Falcons on Saturday night in a special home game played out of the Pownal Sports Centre; the home of the Hurricanes Midget AAA affiliate, the Pownal Red Devils.
The Hurricanes took an early 1-0 lead in the first period when former Red Devils player, Patrick Cummiskey scored at 12:57.
The Hurricanes jumped ahead to a 2-0 lead when Mark MacMillan scored shorthanded 1:29 into the period. The Hurricanes would pad their lead with Patrick Cummiskey scoring twice more in the second period, first at 10:50 and again at 13:21; the goals give him 23 on the season for the ‘Canes.
In the third period the Hurricanes would add one more when Mark MacMillan would find the back of the net at 9:36.
In the end the ‘Canes picked up the 5-0 victory with the shutout going to goaltender Matt Derry; the shutout is the first in team history. The Hurricanes spent the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons as members of the PEI Junior C hockey league before joining the Island Junior Hockey League in 2012. Derry stopped 25 shots in the game.
The win improves the Hurricanes record to 5-17-3 on the season.
They are back in action tonight (Monday) when they host the second-of-two home games at the Pownal Sports Centre; tonight’s game is against the IJHL’s second place Montague Maniacs. Puck drop is 8pm.
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