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Hurricanes hosting Chargers in mid-week matchup

The Holland Hurricanes will host a rare Thursday evening pair of games at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement when they welcome the Crandall Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams to Charlottetown.

The women’s matchup is particularly interesting, as just two points separate the ‘Canes and Chargers in the standings as they battle for the final playoff spot.  The Hurricanes sit in sixth place at 4-9 while the Chargers are 3-10 and in seventh.

In their only meeting this season, on November 10, the ‘Canes earned the exciting 70-68 victory in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The Hurricanes offensive leader, Lexi MacInnis, has been averaging 15.1 points per game for the ‘Canes this season.

“It will be a big game for us. We’re all very excited to go out there Thursday night and work hard and play as a team.”

The Hurricanes attack has been strong this season as they have the third best offense in the conference averaging 67.6 points, however, their defense hasn’t been as solid, they’re allowing 68.5 points per game, the sixth ranked in the ACAA.  The Chargers game has been balanced this season; they sit as the seventh ranked team on both offense and defense in the ACAA.

This isn’t the last time the ‘Canes and Chargers will face off, they’ll meet once again on February 15, also in Charlottetown.

The men’s Hurricanes, fresh off being named the number one team in Canada by the CCAA’s weekly national rankings, looks to continue their undefeated regular season.

The Hurricanes, 13-0, currently leads the conference standings while the Chargers are 8-5 and sitting in fourth place.

The ‘Canes picked up the victory in their previous meeting with Crandall, a 121-107 win on November 10 in Moncton.

DeSable, PEI guard, Isaac Cheverie is looking forward to Thursday’s game with the Chargers.

“Crandall has been our toughest competition in the conference to date. It will be important to force them to our pace and keep them off the glass on Thursday,” he shared.

The Hurricanes have been the class of the conference this season, they enter Thursday’s game with the top-ranked offense, averaging 110.7 points per game while the Chargers are number two in the ACAA, averaging 87.1.

If you’re unable to make it to the game in person, be sure to tune in live online at www.acaatv.ca.

For more information on ACAA basketball, visit www.acaa.ca.

To connect with the basketball Hurricanes, visit www.twitter.com/caneswbball and www.twitter.com/canesmbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019