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Hurricanes women’s hockey prepare for big weekend of games with UNB; basketball on the road

January 24, 2014

'Canes player Taylor Lynds, currently one of the Hurricanes top scorers this season.  Lynds is from Truro, Nova Scotia.

‘Canes player Taylor Lynds, currently one of the Hurricanes top scorers this season. Lynds is from Truro, Nova Scotia.

Women’s Hockey

The Holland Hurricanes women’s hockey team is busy preparing for a big weekend of home games with the University of New Brunswick on Saturday and Sunday.

The Hurricanes are 0-5-1 on the season as a part of the Eastern Canadian Women’s Collegiate Hockey League while UNB sits at 4-1-3 this season. The last time these teams played was in the first two games of the season in Fredericton which seen UNB defeat the ‘Canes 4-2 and 4-3.

The Hurricanes are coming off their first point of the season when they tied Acadia University two weeks ago on the road in a 1-1 game.

Cape Breton University is the other team in the league this season.

Both games this weekend take place at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown, Saturday’s at 7:45pm while Sunday’s is at 3:15pm.

The remainder of the season looks like this for the Hurricanes; February 1st and 2nd they will visit the Cape Breton University for games in Sydney, Nova Scotia and return home for a weekend of games with CBU on February 8th and 9th, both games being played in Borden at the Gateway Arena. Their season will end at the ECWHL League Championships being held this year in Fredericton, New Brunswick by UNB on March 15th and 16th.

Basketball

The Holland Hurricanes basketball teams continue their stretch of road games this weekend, first visiting the Dalhousie Agricultural College in Truro on Saturday, followed by games at the Mount Allison University in Sackville.

The women’s team plays games at 2pm (Saturday) and 2:30pm (Sunday).

They enter the weekend with a record of 9-2 and in second place in the ACAA regular season standings; they are also placed at eighth in the CCAA national women’s basketball rankings. The Rams enter the game with a 2-8 record while the Mounties sit at 6-5. The Hurricanes have played each team once this season, winning both matchups.

On the men’s side the Hurricanes also sit in second place in the ACAA standings with an identical 9-2 record, and have been moved up to number six in the CCAA national men’s basketball rankings.

Saturday’s game in Truro will take place at 4pm while Sunday’s game in Sackville gets underway at 4:30pm.

The Hurricanes have met both teams once this season, defeating them in both games.

The Rams enter the game sitting at 1-10 while Mount Allison has a 6-5 record.

All Hurricanes basketball games can be seen at www.acaatv.ca with live updates available at www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes or www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes.

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Daniel Cudmore

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Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

(902) 894-6870

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