Hurricanes prepare for tour of New Brunswick with eight games scheduled
January 17, 2014
The Hurricanes will look to take over the University of St. Thomas campus in Fredericton on Saturday before travelling to Saint John for games with the UNBSJ Seawolves.
The women’s Hurricanes will continue their season on Saturday at 1pm against the 5-4 Tommies. The Hurricanes have shown periods of great play this season but have yet to find their first win of the season.
“We played our best this whole season against STU back in November. We brought intensity that resulted in winning sets and sending the games into fourth and fifth sets. We were getting kills, digs, and aces, and having fun while doing it. I think if we channel that same intensity and play as a team for each and every point, the game will be ours”, shared second year player and Wildlife Conservation Technology student Kendra Carpenter.
The previous matchups between these two teams took place in late November and showcased some of the best play of the season for the Hurricanes; the Tommies went on to win by scores of 3-2 and 3-1.
On Sunday the ‘Canes will visit the UNBSJ Seawolves for a 10am game. This will be the first time the Hurricanes and Seawolves have played this season; UNBSJ currently has a record of 3-4 this season.
The Holland Hurricanes men’s volleyball team is back in action on Saturday after their holiday break, this will be their first games of 2014. Tip-off is 3pm in Fredericton versus the Tommies.
The STU Tommies currently sit at a perfect 8-0 on the season and sit atop the ACAA men’s volleyball standings this season. They are also currently sitting in 12th in the CCAA national men’s volleyball rankings.
“This weekend is the beginning of a short second half of the season. It will be important to start on a positive note, and after the weekend we will be able to figure out what we need to improve on to push towards the championships in February”, shared Brandon Boyce from O’Leary, PEI.
The Tommies have defeated the Hurricanes in all three matchups this thus far.
The Hurricanes will be back in action at 12pm on Sunday afternoon in Saint John with the UNBSJ Seawolves. The Seawolves are currently 1-3 on the season but have their lone win against the Hurricanes; that game took place on November 17th.
The women’s basketball Hurricanes continue their strong season this weekend with back-to-back games in New Brunswick. On Saturday at 5:30pm the ‘Canes will challenge the ACAA’s top ranked team, and the second seeded team in the national CCAA rankings, the STU Tommies.
These two teams faced off once earlier this season, with the Tommies defeating the Hurricanes 73-63 on November 9th.
The Hurricanes are currently 8-1 on the season and seeded as the eighth best team in the CCAA national rankings.
First year player from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Menny Smith has enjoyed a strong rookie season with the Hurricanes.
“The season has been going phenomenal. We are playing well and very supportive to one another. I am very excited with the direction were going. We’ve put in a lot of time and effort at practice and we are working extremely hard. You can see a lot of growth coming out of us not only individually but most importantly as a team. We are looking forward to this weekend. ”
On Sunday the Hurricanes will take on the 3-6 UNBSJ Seawolves at 2pm in Saint John. The Hurricanes and Seawolves have yet to play each other this season.
The men’s Hurricanes will continue their season as they, along with the women’s team, begin a seven game road trip. Their road game versus the STU Tommies takes place on Saturday at 7:30pm in Fredericton.
The Hurricanes and Tommies have developed a rivalry over the past few seasons as showcased in games this season. Their one meeting this year took place on November 9th with the ‘Canes taking the victory 79-70 on the road in a physical matchup.
Wolfville, Nova Scotia native Jake Kendrick had this to say about the upcoming games.
“Our team has been playing and practicing well since the break and it would definitely be nice to go to NB this weekend and get two big wins. These are two potential playoff teams and we’re going to have to play well to beat them. Our team is looking good right now and if we continue to get better we should be pretty tough to handle in the end.”
The Hurricanes are currently sitting at number seven in the CCAA national rankings with their 7-2 record on the season. The Tommies record is 5-4.
On Sunday the Hurricanes travel to Saint John for a 4pm game with the UNBSJ Seawolves. The Seawolves are 2-7 this season and have yet to play the Hurricanes.
All eight Hurricanes basketball and volleyball games are available to watch live at www.acaatv.ca this weekend as well as make sure you are following the ‘Canes on Facebook and Twitter for live updates. Visit www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes and www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes for more details.
The men’s hockey Hurricanes are in action for one road game this weekend, a visit to Kensington to take on the league leading Vipers at 7pm on Sunday night.
The 4-15-2 Hurricanes will look to defeat the Vipers for the first time this season; they currently sit at 19-4-0 and have a seven point lead over the second place Maniacs.
“We’ve been playing good since the break but we just have to play a whole sixty minutes and we’ll have ourselves some wins. I’ve been confident the last few games, finally adapting to the junior B game”, said first year player Andrew Skinner, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, who has been one of the Hurricanes offensive leaders in 2014.
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