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Hurricanes ready for busy weekend of games

September 29, 2017

Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball Cross Country and Football all in action

This weekend will be a busy one for the Holland Hurricanes as they compete at home and on the road across many sports. Here is a roundup of what to expect this weekend from the ‘Canes.

Men’s and Women’s Golf

The Holland Hurricanes host the 2017 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association Golf Championships this Saturday and Sunday at the Links at Crowbush Cove. The 36-hole stroke-play event will feature team’s from the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and Holland College competing for men’s and women’s championship banners.

The Hurricanes men’s team, represented by Alex Taylor, Jason Poley, Jacob Ward, Spencer Compton and Travis Gray, attempt to make it twelve in a row for Holland College who have won every ACAA men’s championship dating back to 2006.

Entering the weekend, the CCAA has ranked the Hurricanes as the tenth best team in the country while UNB enters at number one.

Daria Leidenius will tee it up as the Hurricanes women’s entrant coming off of two straight ACAA tournament wins last weekend in Fredericton.

Tee times for Saturday’s opening round begin at noon. This is the Hurricanes final event before the PING CCAA National Golf Championships in Oshawa, ON hosted by the Durham College Lords October 15-21.

Connect with the golf Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/canesmwgolf.

Soccer

The men’s and women’s soccer Hurricanes return to action at home this weekend when they host their Halifax rivals, the MSVU Mystics and UKC Blue Devils.

The Hurricanes enter the weekend with records of 3-2-1 (women’s, second place) and 6-0-0 (men’s, first place).

On Saturday the ‘Canes will take on the Mystics at 2 and 4pm (W/M). The Mystics women have a record of 2-1-3 (fourth) this season while the men’s team is 3-2-1 (fourth place).

The action continues on Sunday at 2 and 4pm (W/M) versus the Blue Devils who are 1-2-3 (women, fifth place) and 3-1-2 (men, second place).

This is the second round of games between the Hurricanes and these two opponents; on the September 16/17 weekend the ‘Canes visited UKC and MSVU in Halifax with the men winning both games while the women split the weekend, defeating UKC 2-0 and losing to MSVU 3-0.

All games this weekend will be held at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.

Connect with the soccer Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/caneswsoccer and www.twitter.com/canesmsoccer.

Baseball

The Hurricanes enter their final home double-header of the regular season this Saturday when they host the Dalhousie Tigers at Memorial Field at Victoria Park; game times are 1 and 3:30pm.

The ‘Canes have had a strong regular season to-date, currently 9-1 in conference play, leading the Atlantic standings.

The Tigers are 7-5 this season and currently sitting in third place in the standings. This will be the first time these two teams have met this season.

On Sunday the ‘Canes will travel to Dartmouth to take on the Saint Mary’s Huskies for a pair of games. SMU has had a strong season thus far, sitting at 8-4 in 2017 and in second place in the standings.

The Hurricanes will finish their regular season schedule next Saturday when they visit the St. FX X-Men in Antigonish for two games.

To connect with the baseball Hurricanes, visit www.twitter.com/canesmbaseball.

Cross Country

The men’s and women’s cross country runners from Holland College take to the road this Saturday when they compete in their second ACAA meet of the season at the Université de Sainte-Anne in Church Point, NS.

Four men and five women will represent the Hurricanes who look to improve on their finish from the last event at Mount Allison University where the men finished third and women fourth.

Football

The 1-1 Hurricanes hit the road this weekend to take on the Dalhousie Tigers (1-1) on Saturday at 6pm in Halifax. This is a rematch to last season’s AFL Championship game which saw the Tigers take the victory.

The Hurricanes are coming off of a big 49-0 victory last weekend in Saint John when they defeated the UNBSJ Seawolves.

To connect with the football Hurricanes, visit www.twitter.com/hollandcanes.

Women’s Basketball

The Holland Hurricanes women’s basketball team will host an exhibition game on Saturday at the Three Oaks Senior High School at 6pm versus the UPEI Panthers.

The Hurricanes will look to repeat as the ACAA champions this season after winning the title the last three years.

They begin their ACAA regular season on Saturday, November 4 when they visit the MSVU Mystics in Halifax. Their home opener takes place on Saturday, November 11 when they host the UNBSJ Seawolves at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement at 2pm.

To connect with the basketball Hurricanes visit www.twitter.com/caneswbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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Daniel Cudmore

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Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

(902) 894-6870

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