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Hurricanes prepare to host Seawolves for weekend basketball and volleyball games

February 13, 2014

Kendra Dawkins (left) and Nikki Baker (right) in action recently for the women’s volleyball Hurricanes.

Kendra Dawkins (left) and Nikki Baker (right) in action recently for the women’s volleyball Hurricanes.

The Holland Hurricanes are preparing for a big weekend of volleyball and basketball action at the Centre for Community Engagement; the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves will be the opponents in all eight games spread out over Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday the women’s volleyball teams will get things started with a 2pm tip-off; this will be the second time these two teams will face each other this season. The last match took place on January 19th in Saint John which seen the Seawolves come out victorious winning 3-1.

The women’s volleyball Hurricanes sit in seventh place in the ACAA regular season standings with a 1-15 record while the Seawolves are currently tied for third place with Dal-AC at 9-7.

This weekend will be the final two games of the season for the women’s volleyball team.

The men’s volleyball Hurricanes will be in action at 4pm on Saturday in what could be an ACAA playoffs preview; the Seawolves are in second place at 6-4 while the ‘Canes are in third place at 3-7. The second and third place teams will face off in the ACAA semi-finals next weekend at Mount Allison.

The Seawolves and Hurricanes have met twice so far this season, first on November 17th and again on January 19th, both matches seen the Seawolves in 3-1.

The day will continue with women’s basketball hitting the court at 6pm. The women’s Hurricanes are having a great season, currently 15-2 and in second place in the ACAA regular season standings; they are also ranked nationally by the CCAA at number ten.

Their opponents, the UNBSJ Seawolves are 6-10 this season and currently in sixth place in the ACAA standings. These two teams have faced each other just once this season, a 96-65 Hurricanes win on January 19th in Saint John.

The day will end with the men’s basketball ‘Canes continuing their season with an 8pm tip-off. The Hurricanes are currently battling with the Crandall Chargers and MSVU Mystics for the top spots in the ACAA regular season standings; the Chargers currently sit in first place at 15-2, the Mystics in second at 14-4 and the Hurricanes are 13-4 and in third place.

The UNBSJ Seawolves are 4-12 on the season and sitting in seventh place.

The Hurricanes are ranked nationally at number nine by the CCAA. On January 19th the Hurricanes visited the Seawolves and were victorious 96-66 in the two team’s only meeting of the season.

The action will continue at 10am on Sunday starting with women’s volleyball followed by men’s volleyball at noon. Women’s basketball will tip-off at 2pm and the day will conclude with men’s basketball at 4pm.

All games will be available to stream live at www.acaatv.ca with full updates being posted at www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes and www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will finish their regular seasons next weekend when they host the STU Tommies on Saturday and the Dal-AC Rams on Sunday. The ACAA basketball championships will take place in Truro hosted by the Dal-AC Rams from February 28th to March 2nd.

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Daniel Cudmore

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Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

(902) 894-6870

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