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Women’s Hockey Hurricanes earn first point of season; Men’s Hockey fall to Maniacs, Vipers

January 13, 2014


'Canes goaltender Candace Hopkinson played a strong game in Sunday's tie versus Acadia.

‘Canes goaltender Candace Hopkinson played a strong game in Sunday’s tie versus Acadia.

The Holland Hurricanes women’s hockey team made the trip to Acadia University over the weekend for back-to-back games as part of the Eastern Canadian Women’s Collegiate Hockey League.

Entering the game, Acadia led the league in the standings with a record of 4-1-1 while the Hurricanes sat at 0-4 on the season.

The Hurricanes were unable to find the back of the net in Saturday’s game which saw Acadia go on to win the game by a score of 4-0.

Tori McCrindle was the starting goaltender for the Hurricanes.

On Sunday the two teams would meet up again for an afternoon game which seen the Hurricanes open the scoring with a goal from Taylor Lynds.

Hurricanes goaltender Candace Hopkinson would play an exceptional game in goal, surrendering a goal late in the third period to allow Acadia to tie the game at 1-1.

The Hurricanes currently sit at 0-5-1 on the season while Acadia continues to lead the ECWHL standings at 5-1-2. UNB sits in second place at 3-1-2 while Cape Breton University is at 1-2-1.

The Hurricanes are in action next on Saturday, January 25th at 7:50 pm at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown when they host the University of New Brunswick; the two teams also face-off on Sunday, January 26th at 3:20pm.


Andrew Skinner of Amherst, Nova Scotia scored twice over the weekend for the Hurricanes.

Andrew Skinner of Amherst, Nova Scotia scored twice over the weekend for the Hurricanes.

The men’s Hurricanes busy week continued on Friday with a road game in Montague versus the second place Maniacs. On Wednesday they had lost 7-4 to the Sherwood Falcons at the Cody Banks Arena.

On Friday night the teams entered the second period in a scoreless game but the Hurricanes would work towards a lead over the next twenty minutes of play.

Hurricanes goals from Will Connolly, Jordan Gallant and Andrew Skinner and Maniacs goals from Peter MacLeod and Matt Myers put the ‘Canes up 3-2 heading into the third period.

The Maniacs would push back in the third period, scoring four unanswered goals over a thirteen minute stretch to take a 6-3 lead. Alex Seyforth would score for the ‘Canes in the game’s final minute but in the end the Maniacs would defeat the Hurricanes 6-4.

Matt Derry played in goal for the Hurricanes who stopped 36 of 42 shots.

On Saturday the Hurricanes returned home to take on the league leading Kensington Vipers at the Simmons Sport Centre.

The Vipers would open the scoring in the first period and held a 2-0 lead after twenty minutes.

In the second period they would extend their lead with two even strength goals to hold a commanding 4-0 lead through fourty minutes of play.

In the third period both teams would exchange goals as the Hurricanes Andrew Skinner and Adam Gardner would find the back of the net. In the end the Vipers defeated the ‘Canes 6-2.

Matt Derry started in goal for the Hurricanes, stopping 43 of 49 shots on goal.

With the losses the Hurricanes sit at 4-15-2 on the season while the Vipers continue to sit atop the standings with an 18-4-0 record.

The Hurricanes are in action next on Saturday, January 18th when they visit the Western Red Wings in Evangeline.


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