It will be a busy weekend for the Holland Hurricanes with 13 games scheduled, most of them on home soil, plus other exciting events happening on campus. We’ve got you covered with all the latest “need-to-know” information.
The baseball ‘Canes head to Wolfville, Nova Scotia on Friday for the start of the 2022 Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) Championship, hosted by the Acadia University Axemen. The Hurricanes begin the championship on Friday at 7:30pm versus the hosts.
The ‘Canes enter the championship as the number one seed after a 13-3 regular season, while Acadia receives an automatic entry into the championship for being the hosts, finishing the regular season in sixth at 3-12-1.
The ‘Canes won both meetings with the Axemen this season, 10-0 and 4-3 on October 1 at home in Charlottetown.
Round-robin play continues on Saturday when the Hurricanes play the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds at 10am. UNB enters the playoffs as the second seed after a 10-6 regular season. In two games this season in Fredericton, Holland College won once on September 11 by a score of 9-4, with UNB winning the second, 13-4.
The ‘Canes will complete the round-robin on Saturday evening at 7pm when they play the third seed, Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Huskies. The Huskies finished the regular season at 9-7.
This season, the ‘Canes won the regular season series versus SMU, 3-1. On September 18, the Huskies won 6-5 in Halifax, before the ‘Canes won games of 8-5, 5-3 and 5-3 in Charlottetown on October 8.
The four-team championship will conclude on Sunday at 10am, with a 1pm game scheduled in case it is needed; the championship is a double-elimination event.
Stay tuned to the Hurricanes social media on Friday evening as the ACBA will be announcing their 2022 league award winners and all-stars prior to each teams opening game.
The football Hurricanes are finally set to host their 2022 home opener on Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex; the ‘Canes will take on the University of New Brunswick (UNBSJ) Seawolves at 6pm.
The Hurricanes enter the week five matchup at 1-3 and in third place, while the Seawolves are 0-4 and in fourth.
The ‘Canes took on UNBSJ once already this season, a September 17 game in Saint John where the ‘Canes won in dominant fashion by a score of 30-3. Since then, the ‘Canes fell to UNB, 12-9, and lost a four-point contest to the Dalhousie Tigers in Halifax last Saturday, 26-1. The ‘Canes original home-opener was scheduled for September 24 but was cancelled due to Hurricane Fiona.
Fans are encouraged to come out and support the ‘Canes on home soil; they will conclude their Atlantic Football League (AFL) regular season on Saturday, October 22 versus UNB at 6pm.
The 2022 AFL playoffs will begin on October 29, with the top seed facing the fourth seed, and the second seed hosting the third seed.
Dalhousie currently holds top spot at 4-0, with UNB following closely behind at 3-1. The ‘Canes sit third with UNBSJ in fourth at 1-3 and 0-4 respectively.
The exciting Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) women’s soccer regular season continues this weekend with the Hurricanes hosting two games at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.
The ‘Canes, 4-2-2, enter in third place, fresh off a 2-0 win on Wednesday night versus the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams. They will take on the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils at 1pm on Saturday.
The Blue Devils enter at 2-3-2 and in sixth in the ACAA standings. These two teams squared off on September 17 in Halifax in a match that ended in a 2-2 draw.
The action continues at 2pm on Sunday when the Hurricanes host the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics. MSVU sits atop the ACAA standings with a 6-0-2 record this season.
The Mystics and ‘Canes met on September 18 in Halifax with MSVU earning the 2-0 win.
The ‘Canes will conclude their ACAA regular season schedule by hosting the Crandall University Chargers on October 22 before visiting the Dal AC Rams on October 23. The ‘Canes, third, currently hold a two-point advantage over the fifth-place battle involving St. Thomas University (STU) and Crandall. The top-four teams will qualify for the ACAA Championship, October 28-30 in Fredericton, NB.
The Hurricanes are set to host a pair of matches over the weekend versus two top-four opponents in the ACAA.
First, on Saturday, the ‘Canes will host the 5-1-1 UKC Blue Devils (third) at 3:15pm, before a Sunday matchup with the MSVU Mystics (2-3-3, fourth) at 4:15pm.
The Hurricanes enter in second place at 5-1-2 this season.
On September 17 the ‘Canes travelled to Halifax to defeat the Blue Devils by a score of 2-0, followed by a September 18 victory over MSVU, 3-1.
Like the women, the ‘Canes will conclude their regular season by hosting the Crandall University Chargers on September 22, before visiting Dal AC on the 23rd.
The ‘Canes are currently eight points up on the fifth-place team, the UNBSJ Seawolves.
Catch the action this weekend as the Hurricanes jostle for position as the end of the ACAA regular season draws near.
The ACAA women’s rugby season continues to roll along as the Hurricanes head to Fredericton, NB this Saturday to take on UNB at 2pm.
The Hurricanes enter the weekend at 2-2 and in fourth in the ACAA standings while UNB sits at 5-0 and in first place. This is the second matchup between the two teams in 2022, with UNB winning on September 18, 36-12 in Charlottetown.
The ‘Canes will look to finish the season strong as they prepare for the playoffs. They sit comfortably up on the fifth-place team and will look to increase that gap in their final three games of the regular season.
The ‘Canes will play their next home game on October 18 when they host the STU Tommies at 4pm. This is a makeup game from September 25 which was cancelled due to Hurricanes Fiona. The Hurricanes will conclude their regular season on October 23 when they host the UKC Blue Devils at 2pm; all ‘Canes home games take place at the Co-Op Field in Charlottetown.
The 2022 ACAA Playoffs will begin on October 29 when the first seed faces the fourth, and second seed hosts the third. While UNB has a solid hold on first place, Mount Allison (3-1), UKC (3-1) and the Hurricanes (2-2) are still battling over positioning in the standings.
Connect with the women’s rugby Hurricanes at www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanesrugby.
Cross Country Running
The third meet of the ACAA cross country running season takes place this Saturday in Summerside, hosted by Holland College. Originally scheduled to take place at the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park in Brookvale, but due to damage caused by Hurricane Fiona, the event has been moved to the Summerside Rotary Friendship Park.
The women’s race will begin at 12pm on the six-kilometre layout, while the men’s will follow at 1pm on the eight-kilometre track.
For full results visit www.acaa.ca.
The ‘Canes will end their 2022 season at the ACAA Championships in Moncton, NB hosted by the Crandall University Chargers on October 29.
ACAA golf makes its return this weekend when the Dal AC Rams host the 2022 ACAA Championship at the Oakfield Golf and Country Club in Fall River, NS. Play will begin at 1pm daily.
The 36-hole event will feature competitors from Holland College, Dal AC and UNB. Both female and male champions will be crowned as well as a men’s team champion.
For full event results and scores, visit www.acaa.ca.
Around Holland College
The ‘Canes will be busy off the field as well.
The Holland College Campus Tour Day takes place this Saturday, October 15 for potential future students of Holland College. Prospective students and their families can visit Holland College campuses and centres across the province from 10am to 2pm. For more information, and registration details, visit www.hollandcollege.com.
The ‘Canes will also be hosting the Watts Memorial Cup boxing event at the McMillan Centre on Saturday at 7pm. The event will feature the top amateur boxers from around the region as they prepare for the 2023 Canada Games.
Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found at www.hollandhurricanes.com.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022