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Busy weekend ahead for ‘Canes across five sports

A busy fall continues for the Holland Hurricanes Athletics Department as seven teams across five sports get ready for 12 games this weekend around the region. 

The baseball ‘Canes are home on Saturday before hitting the road on Sunday, while women’s rugby hosts their home opener on Sunday; the cross country running, football and soccer ‘Canes are all on the road this weekend.

 

Women’s Rugby

The Hurricanes are set to host their home opener for the 2022 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season versus the defending conference champions, the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The Hurricanes and Reds sit atop the standings with undefeated records.

The ‘Canes opened their regular season with a convincing 31-7 victory on the road last Sunday in Fredericton, NB versus the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies. While the UNB Reds were victorious over the Mount Allison University Mounties, 36-19.

“With a great start to the first season of this new program, I am very excited to show the school and community how hard we've all been working to build this team,” shared Kristy Davis (Belnan, NS), flanker for the Hurricanes.

Sunday’s match takes place at the Co-Op Field in Charlottetown with kickoff scheduled for 2pm. 

Follow the women’s rugby ‘Canes on social media at www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanesrugby.

 

Baseball

It’s another home double-header for the Hurricanes on Saturday at Memorial Field at Victoria Park in Charlottetown when they host the St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) X-Men; first pitch is scheduled for 1pm.

The ‘Canes sit atop the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) standings after a 3-1 opening weekend defeating the Dalhousie University Tigers (10-2, 11-1) and UNB Reds (9-4) last weekend, before dropping game two on Sunday, 13-4.

St. FX enters the weekend at 1-3 and in fifth in the standings after dropping two to UNB (12-2, 14-4) and splitting with the St. Mary’s University (SMU) Huskies on Sunday (12-1 win, 18-12 loss).

“I’m excited coming into this weekend,” shared Dylan Worth (Charlottetown, PEI), ‘Canes infielder. “I’m looking to bounce back at the plate. The team performed very well last weekend and we are looking to come into this weekend the same way and hopefully get four wins.”

The Hurricanes will then travel to Halifax, NS on Sunday when they visit the Huskies (2-2, third).  SMU split double-headers last weekend with Acadia (11-6 win, 14-12 loss) and the X-Men. Sunday’s double-header also begins at 1pm. 

Connect with the baseball ‘Canes at www.twitter.com/canesmbaseball and www.instagram.com/canesmbaseball.

 

Football

Another Atlantic Football League (AFL) season has arrived for the Holland Hurricanes as they continue their drive for a fifth league title in team history.  The ‘Canes hit the road on Saturday when they visit the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves at 2pm.

In 2021, the Hurricanes finished their regular season at 3-3 and in third in the standings, while the Seawolves finished 0-6 and in fourth; the Hurricanes won both matchups versus the Seawolves last season, 43-0 and 45-0.  Both teams were defeated in the semi-finals, with the ‘Canes falling to UNB, 31-24.

“We are very excited coming into this weekend’s game,” shared Hurricanes head coach, Aaron MacIsaac.  “We had a great training camp and the guys are hungry to get the season going." 

The Hurricanes will host their home opener on Saturday, September 24 at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall when they face the defending league champions, the Dalhousie University Tigers at 1pm.

Connect with the football ‘Canes at www.facebook.com/canesmfootball, www.twitter.com/canesmfootball and www.instagram.com/canesmfootball.

 

Women’s Soccer

The top-ranked women’s soccer Hurricanes hit the road for the first time this season when they head to Halifax, NS for a pair of games versus the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils and Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics.

The ‘Canes, 2-0 after a 1-0 victory over UNBSJ last Saturday, and 2-0 over the STU Tommies last Sunday, will challenge the 0-1-0 (seventh) Blue Devils on Saturday at 1pm.  The Blue Devils opened their season last weekend with a 2-1 loss to the Crandall University Chargers.

The action continues Sunday when the ‘Canes challenge the Mystics (1-0-0, fourth) at 1pm.  MSVU scored the 6-0 win last weekend versus Crandall to start their season.

“The team has been hard at work getting ready for this weekend,” shared Helena Vos (Charlottetown, PEI), midfielder with the Hurricanes. “We are hoping to get another six points this weekend on the road in Halifax.”

The ‘Canes next home game takes place on Sunday, September 25 when they host the 0-2-0 (sixth) Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams at 1pm in Cornwall.

Connect with the women’s soccer ‘Canes at www.twitter.com/caneswsoccer andwww.instagram.com/caneswsoccer.

 

Men’s Soccer

The Hurricanes will look to continue their regular season atop the ACAA standings this weekend on the road when they visit the Blue Devils and Mystics in Halifax.   A 4-0 home opener win over the UNBSJ Seawolves last Saturday, followed by a scoreless draw versus the Tommies on Sunday puts the ‘Canes at 1-0-1 and tied atop the ACAA standings entering the weekend.

Saturday’s game versus UKC and Sunday’s match versus MSVU both begin at 3:15pm.

“We started our season strong this past weekend and we are looking to keep the momentum going,” said Daniel Martell (Eldon, PEI), fullback for the ‘Canes. “Going to Halifax is never an easy task but it’s business as usual for our experienced team.”

UKC enters the weekend at 1-0-0 (third) after a 4-0 win over Crandall to begin their season, while MSVU managed just a scoreless draw versus the Chargers and sit at 0-0-1 (fifth).

The ‘Canes next home game takes place on September 25 versus the Dal AC Rams at 3:15pm in Cornwall; the Rams are currently 0-2-0 and sixth in the ACAA standings.

Connect with the men’s soccer ‘Canes at www.twitter.com/canesmsoccer andwww.instagram.com/canesmsoccer.

 

Cross Country Running

A new season is here for the cross country running Hurricanes as they begin their ACAA regular season in Truro, NS this Sunday for a meet hosted by the Dal AC Rams.

Mike MacKinnon, new head coach for the ‘Canes, looks forward to attending his first meet with his new team.

“It’s our first race of the season.  We’re a little nervous and a little excited, just the way it should be,” he shared.

For full meet results, visit www.acaa.ca 

The ‘Canes will be in action on home soil on October 15 in Brookvale, while they’ll compete in the conference championship on October 29 in Moncton, hosted by the Crandall University Chargers.

 

Connect with the Holland Hurricanes at www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes,www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022