It will be one of the busiest weekends of the year for the Holland Hurricanes this Saturday and Sunday when they compete in a total of ten regular season games over the two days.
Fans will be able to see the basketball and women’s hockey Hurricanes at home this weekend while the men’s and women’s volleyball ‘Canes are on the road in New Brunswick.
The Hurricanes are set to play two important games at the McMillan Centre in Charlottetown this weekend as they jostle for position near the top of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) standings.
The ‘Canes enter at 7-3, tied for second with their weekend opponents, the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies (7-2). Tip-off on Saturday is scheduled for 3pm while Sunday’s game is set to begin at 1pm.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this season.
The ‘Canes enter the weekend having lost their last game, a 70-64 defeat on Sunday at the hands of the Mount Allison University (MTA) Mounties in Sackville, New Brunswick.
The Tommies on the other hand, enter the weekend having won their last three games versus the Crandall University Chargers (twice) and the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils.
After dropping their last game, a tough 88-85 loss on the road to the MTA Mounties on Sunday, the ‘Canes are back home for two games at the McMillan Centre this weekend. Tip-off on Saturday is at 5pm with Sunday’s game at 3pm.
The Hurricanes, 8-2, lead the ACAA standings, while their weekend opponents, the STU Tommies, are 6-3 and in a tie for third.
The Hurricanes and Tommies have yet to meet this season.
The Tommies enter the weekend having won their last game, an 80-73 victory over the Crandall Chargers on Sunday.
All four Hurricanes basketball games this weekend can be seen live at www.acaa.tv, or catch the action live at the McMillan Centre at 323 Grafton Street in Charlottetown, part of the Holland College Prince of Wales Campus. Admission is just $5 per person, with Holland College students and anyone 18 or under free.
On Saturday and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 11:15am, the ‘Canes will welcome the Cape Breton University (CBU) Capers to town for a pair of games.
The ‘Canes enter with a regular season record of 1-2-1 and sit in second in the ACHA standings, while the Capers are 1-5-0 and in third.
The last games for the Hurricanes took place against the Capers on the road; the ‘Canes earned the 3-1 win on December 3, before the Capers earned the 3-2 win on December 4.
CBU enters the weekend having lost their last two games to the top ranked Acadia University Axewomen on January 14 and 15.
Both weekend games can be streamed live at www.youtube.com/@gocanesgo - or you can attend live for just $5 per person, with students (18 and under) and Holland College students (with Holl Pass) receiving free admission.
The ‘Canes will conclude their 2022-23 ACHA regular season next weekend in Wolfville, Nova Scotia versus Acadia, before hosting the 2023 ACHA Championship at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague on February 10-12.
Wednesday | Hurricanes 1, STU 3 - Set scores were 9-25, 16-25, 25-22 and 11-25.
It wasn’t an enjoyable evening in Fredericton for the ‘Canes as they fell to the STU Tommies in four-sets. Jenna O’Neill led the way offensively for the ‘Canes with nine kills with Morgan White adding six. O’Neill also added one ace and 12 digs while White had two assists, and six digs.
Ella Hickey and Finley Plandowski split setting duties recording 12 and eight assists respectively. Makena Marble led the defensive effort with 18 digs.
The Hurricanes will now turn their attention to games two and three of a four-game road trip when they visit the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves on Saturday at 6pm.
The Hurricanes, 7-4 and in fourth, will look to get back into the win column versus the 6-5, fifth place, Seawolves.
The ‘Canes were previously defeated by the Seawolves on November 27 when UNBSJ earned the four-set win in Saint John.
UNBSJ enters the weekend on a two match winning streak, recently defeating the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams and Crandall Chargers.
The ‘Canes will then take on the Crandall Chargers on Sunday at 6pm in Moncton, New Brunswick.
The Chargers are 2-10 this season and tied for eighth in the ACAA standings.
The ‘Canes defeated Crandall in the one previous match on November 20, in four-sets.
The Chargers enter the weekend having won their last match; a straight-sets win over the Université de Sainte-Anne (USTA) Dragons on Sunday.
After this weekend, the ‘Canes will have one more road game on February 3 in Truro versus the Dal AC Rams, before their next home game on February 5 versus UKC at 3pm.
The Hurricanes are set to take on an opponent that they’ve enjoyed playing this season, the UNBSJ Seawolves. The action will begin on Saturday at 4pm, before Sunday’s 12pm match; the pair of matches will both take place in Saint John, New Brunswick.
The Hurricanes are 5-5 and in third in the ACAA, having lost their last match on Wednesday night to the STU Tommies.
Wednesday | Hurricanes 2, STU 3 - Set scores were 25-21, 33-31, 23-25, 22-25 and 6-15.
It was a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Tommies on Wednesday. After the ‘Canes went up 2-0, the Hurricanes were unable to close out the match as the Tommies stormed back to win the match in five thrilling sets.
Cameron Calhoun recorded an impressive 24 kills in the match for the Hurricanes with Luke Hyde adding 17. Calhoun also led the team in digs with 21.
Kiefer Sinclair had 46 assists along with three kills, two aces, and nine digs. Carson Gray and Tyler McBride both had 15 digs in the loss.
The ‘Canes, who have won all three matches versus the UNBSJ Seawolves this season, will look to get back on track this weekend.
The Seawolves, 1-8 and in fourth, enter the weekend having lost their last match in straight sets to the Tommies on Sunday.
As mentioned, the ‘Canes have won all three meetings with UNBSJ this season; first in four sets on November 19, before straight set wins on November 26 and 27.
These are games two and three of five-straight on the road for the Hurricanes; they will play their next home game, and final match of the regular season, on February 11 at 5pm at the McMillan Center in Charlottetown, versus the USTA Dragons.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023