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Hurricanes to celebrate past with special ceremony on Thursday

January 18, 2017

HurricaneGalleryinviteThe Holland Hurricanes invite the public to attend a special ceremony being held on Thursday, January 19 at 4pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement (323 Grafton Street, Charlottetown) as they celebrate the past and look ahead to the future.

The ceremony will feature the unveiling of the new Hurricanes Gallery located in the David and Doris Scales Commons of the Centre for Community Engagement; it will also include a short video presentation highlighting the past thirteen years of the Hurricanes.

Holland College alumni as well as current sponsors, players, coaches and management are expected to be in attendance for this social gathering. Food and refreshments will be available for those present.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately thirty minutes.

“The unveiling of the gallery will be a celebration of past and present day Hurricanes, along with presenting an opportunity to recognize the many milestones in our history,” shared Director of Athletics and Recreation Albert Roche.

“We are thrilled to showcase our student-athletes in an artistic presentation in a public setting that can be enjoyed by all.”

The Hurricanes, formed in 2004, have evolved and developed over the past thirteen years. They currently operate teams competing in basketball (M/W), volleyball (M/W), soccer (M/W), golf (M/W), baseball (M), football (M), hockey (W), cross country running (M/W), badminton (M/W), softball (W), cheer (M/W) and dance (M/W).

Forty-two conference championships and twelve national medals have put the Hurricanes on the map as a collegiate powerhouse in Canada. In the winter of 2017 they look to add to their resume as they currently sit in first place in the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball standings as well as women’s hockey while showing they are a team to keep an eye on in the ACAA badminton scene.

This past fall the Hurricanes hosted their sixth national championship, the PING CCAA National Golf Championships at Fox Meadow Golf Club. They will host their seventh this March at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement when they welcome Canada’s best men’s basketball players to Charlottetown for the CCAA National Men’s Basketball Championship.

Over the past thirteen years the Hurricanes have had over 2000 student-athletes wear their crest while producing 51 All-Canadians and 618 scholar athletes. On two occasions they’ve been awarded the CCAA Scholar-Athlete award for being the CCAA College or University with the most scholar-athletes in a single year across Canada.

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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For media inquiries please contact:

Daniel Cudmore

Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator

Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

(902) 894-6870

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