WHKY | Hurricanes sweep weekend with exciting wins over Acadia on home ice
January 15, 2018
It was an exciting weekend of collegiate hockey as the Hurricanes hosted the Acadia Axewomen for two games on Prince Edward Island. On Saturday in Charlottetown the Hurricanes scored twice in the final five minutes to earn the 3-2 win before picking up a 4-1 win on Sunday at the Credit Union Place in Summerside.
It took over two periods for someone to break the scoreless tie on Saturday until Acadia (Keisha Kane) scored a breakaway goal less than two minutes into the third period. The ‘Canes would tie the game less than three minutes later when Nicolle Derry found the back of the net for Holland College.
The scoring would continue with 10:10 remaining when Hillary Dort gave Acadia the 2-1 lead.
The ‘Canes knotted the game at 2-2 with 4:08 remaining when Derry fired a shot from the blue line that found the back of the net after deflecting off of a defenders stick, the crossbar and the goaltenders back.
The Hurricanes were not done.
With 1:46 remaining Katie-Lynn Cummiskey would tuck the puck into the Acadia goal to give the Hurricanes the 3-2 lead, their first lead of the game.
Mackenzie Koughan earned the win for the Hurricanes in goal while Jordan Archibald was in nets for the Axewomen in the loss.
The Hurricanes were outshot 31-21 in the game.
On Sunday the Hurricanes opened the scoring with just 50 seconds remaining in the first period when Katie Parkman banged home a rebound. The Hurricanes added another in the second when Melissa French redirected a point shot from Ryleigh McPherson to make it 2-0.
A third period goal by Chelsey Wilkins for Acadia closed the Hurricanes lead to 2-1 before Sam Higgins scored just 23 second later for Holland College. Higgins would add an empty net goal to close out the game and give the Hurricanes the win.
Mackenzie Koughan improved to 5-1-0 this season with her second win of the weekend, she stopped 16 of 17 shots from Acadia while Archibald stopped 16 of 20 shots for Acadia in the loss.
The Hurricanes improve to 7-3-0 this season with the weekend victories and move into first place in the Atlantic standings; they lead UNB (6-2-0) by just two points. Acadia fell to 1-9-0 with the losses.
The Hurricanes return to the ice this weekend when they host the University of New Brunswick for two games.
First, on Saturday, January 20, UNB and the Hurricanes end a day held to celebrate female hockey on Prince Edward Island at 7:30pm at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague. Earlier in the day fans will have the chance to see the UPEI Panthers host the St. Mary’s Huskies at 3pm before the Kings County Kings take on the Western Wind in girl’s Midget AAA action at 5:20pm.
On Sunday the action continues when Holland College and UNB battle again at 3pm at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown in the Hurricanes final home game before the Atlantic Championship on March 23-25.
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