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Big weekend ahead for volleyball/basketball Hurricanes

It is an important weekend in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) for the Holland Hurricanes as the men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams are scheduled for six games.  The volleyball ‘Canes will host two days of home action versus the Université de Sainte-Anne (USTA) Dragons and Mount Allison University (MTA) Mounties, while the basketball Hurricanes are on the road in Sackville, New Brunswick and taking on the Mounties.


Men’s Volleyball

It’s two key matches for the Hurricanes this weekend as they host the USTA Dragons at the McMillan Centre on Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 11am.

The two matches will have important playoff implications as the ‘Canes sit at 4-3 and in third, just two points behind the Dragons who are 5-2.

This season the Dragons have won both meetings with Holland College; a straight-sets win on November 5 and a five-set win on November 6.

The ‘Canes enter the matchup on a hot streak, winning their last three matches, while the Dragons enter the weekend having lost their last match to the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies.

Connect with the men’s volleyball Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/canesmvball and www.instagram.com/canesmvball.


Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball Hurricanes will host the USTA Dragons on Saturday at 8pm at the McMillan Centre before welcoming the MTA Mounties on Sunday at 1pm.

The ‘Canes, 5-3 and in fourth in the conference, will look to win their second match of the season against the Dragons (2-7, eighth), after previously defeating them in four-sets on November 5.  This will be the final time the ‘Canes and Dragons face off this season.

The Hurricanes enter the weekend having won their last match in four sets over the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics, while the Dragons have lost their last seven.

The ‘Canes will then turn their attention to the Mounties on Sunday; Mount Allison enters at 5-4 and tied for fourth with the Hurricanes.  The Mounties won their only meeting with the Hurricanes this season, a straight sets win on November 12.

The Mounties enter the weekend having lost their last three matches.

Connect with the women’s volleyball Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/caneswvball and www.instagram.com/caneswvball.


Women’s Basketball

It is a key game on the Hurricanes schedule this Sunday in Sackville, New Brunswick, when Holland College travels to take on the MTA Mounties at 1pm.

The Hurricanes sit at 7-2 and in second in the ACAA, while Mount Allison is 5-2 and in fourth.  The ‘Canes are coming off a 78-51 win over Crandall in their last game, while the Mounties have won their last three.

In one previous matchup this season, the Hurricanes earned the 94-70 win on November 4 over the Mounties.

The Hurricanes will look to pick up the win before heading home to take on the STU Tommies on January 28 and 29 at the McMillan Centre in Charlottetown.

Connect with the women’s basketball Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/caneswbball and www.instagram.com/hurricanesbball.


Men’s Basketball

The top-ranked Holland Hurricanes will take on the MTA Mounties on Sunday on the road; tip-off is scheduled for 3pm.

The ‘Canes are 8-1 and leading the conference while the Mounties are 3-4 and in fifth.  The Hurricanes won the only previous matchup versus Mount Allison this season, a 116-103 win on November 4.

Holland College enters the weekend after winning their last game over Crandall by a score of 110-86, while the Mounties have lost their last two.

A win is on the to-do list for the Hurricanes ahead of their next home games on January 28 and 29 versus the STU Tommies in Charlottetown at the McMillan Centre.

Connect with the men’s basketball Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/canesmbball and www.instagram.com/hurricanesbball.


Catch all six games this weekend live by viewing at www.acaa.tv.

For more information on the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, visit www.acaa.ca.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, 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: Thursday, January 19, 2023