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Full weekend of road action upcoming for the Hurricanes

The Hurricanes will be putting on the kilometres this weekend as they travel around the region for a total of ten regular season games scheduled between Friday and Sunday.

Here is a full breakdown of where and when the games will take place, and everything you need to know prior to the action taking place.


Women’s Volleyball

The Hurricanes, 9-4 and sitting in a tie for second place in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) standings, will travel to Truro, Nova Scotia on Friday to challenge the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams; first serve is scheduled for 7pm.

The Hurricanes, tied with the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics, are playing well, having won their last two matches entering the weekend.  In one previous matchup this season with the Rams on October 29, the ‘Canes earned the four-set victory at home.

The Rams are 4-9 this season and sitting in seventh in the ACAA standings.  They’re entering the weekend coming off a straight-sets win in their last match over the Université de Sainte-Anne (USTA) Dragons.

The Hurricanes will return to PEI for the only home Hurricanes game this weekend, a 1:30pm match on Sunday with the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils.

The Blue Devils are 8-5 and in a tie for fourth in the ACAA with the Mount Allison University (MTA) Mounties.  UKC will be looking to gain some momentum on Sunday as they’ve lost their last three matches heading into the weekend.

UKC was victorious versus the ‘Canes earlier this season, their only meeting, a 3-2 win on November 6 in Halifax.

Following the weekend, the Hurricanes have just three regular season matches remaining.  A home match versus the MTA Mounties on February 11, before ending the season with two road games on February 12 (at MSVU) and February 18 (at Dal AC).

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


Men’s Volleyball

The drama continues to unfold within the ACAA men’s volleyball standings as the ‘Canes, St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies, and USTA Dragons to battle for the top-seed entering the 2023 playoffs.

The ‘Canes and Tommies, both 7-5 and tied for second, will square off for a pair of matches this weekend in Fredericton, New Brunswick, starting on Saturday at 8pm, followed by a 12pm match on Sunday.

The Hurricanes enter the weekend on a roll, having won their previous two matches, while the Tommies have struggled, having lost their last two.

This season the Hurricanes and Tommies have played each other extremely close, with STU holding the slight edge in the season series, winning twice in three matches.

First, on October 29, the Tommies earned the win, before the ‘Canes won the rematch on October 30; both matches were played in Charlottetown.  The Tommies were victorious in the most recent match, a win on January 25 in Fredericton.  Each of the three matches this season were won in five-sets, with the Tommies leading the season series of only eight sets to seven in the three combined matches.

While it is yet to be determined who will wrap up the top-seed entering the playoffs, these three teams will fight for every point over the next two weeks.

Following the weekend, the Hurricanes will have just one regular season match remaining: a February 11 home game versus the USTA Dragons at 5pm at the McMillan Centre in Charlottetown.

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


Women’s Hockey

It’s the final weekend of the Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) regular season as the Hurricanes travel to Wolfville, Nova Scotia to take on the Acadia University Axewomen.  The teams will square off at 5:30pm on Saturday before a 2pm matchup on Sunday.

The Hurricanes, 3-2-1, sit in second in the ACHA standings, trailing the top ranked Axewomen who are 5-0-1. Two wins over the weekend would give the Hurricanes the regular season championship; something they’ve not accomplished since 2018.  They enter the weekend having won their last two games.

Acadia, winners of their last three, hold the slight edge versus the ‘Canes this regular season.  The teams tied 1-1 on November 26 in Charlottetown before Acadia picked up the 2-1 win on November 27.

The Axewomen and Hurricanes will join the Cape Breton University (CBU) Capers at the 2023 ACHA Championship in Montague at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre.  The ‘Canes will face Acadia on February 10 at 8pm and CBU on February 11 at 1:50pm in round-robin play. The top-two teams will advance to the championship game on February 12 at 1:10pm.

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


Women’s Basketball

Two big games await the Hurricanes in Halifax this weekend as they continue to battle at the top of the ACAA standings. The Hurricanes are currently ranked 15th in the country by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

On Saturday the ‘Canes (9-3) will take on the UKC Blue Devils at 1pm.

UKC sit at 4-8 and in fifth, having won their last game versus the Crandall University Chargers.  They fell to the Hurricanes on October 29 in Halifax, 76-61.

The Hurricanes, winners of their last two, currently sit atop the ACAA standings alongside the MSVU Mystics (9-2); the two teams will square off on Sunday at 12pm in Halifax.

The Mystics lost their last game at the hands of the MTA Mounties but have beaten the ‘Canes in both meetings this season. First, a 94-70 win in Halifax on October 30, then an 89-77 win on December 3 in Charlottetown.

Following the weekend, the Hurricanes will have just four regular season games remaining.  A home game on February 12 (versus MTA), before road games on February 19 (at STU) and February 24 (at UNBSJ). They will then close out the season at home on February 26 (versus UKC) at 1pm 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

Having struggled as of late, the Hurricanes will look to steady the ship this weekend in Halifax after dropping three of their last five regular season games.  They’ll start by facing the UKC Blue Devils at 3pm on Saturday.

The ‘Canes, 9-3 and in first in the ACAA, dropped their last game, a 101-92 loss to the STU Tommies at the McMillan Centre.  They’ll face a UKC team that they defeated earlier in the season, a 120-73 road win on October 29.

UKC has lost their last two games, currently sitting at 2-10 and in sixth in the ACAA standings.

The ‘Canes will then face the 8-3, second place, MSVU Mystics on Sunday at 2pm.

The Mystics have been playing well, winners of their last four games.  The ‘Canes were victorious on October 30 versus the Mystics, however, MSVU bounced back on December 3, earning the 91-86 win in Charlottetown.

The ‘Canes, ranked 15th in the nation by the CCAA, will look to make a statement this week with the Mystics being positioned at number ten although they sit below them in the regular season standings.

Following the weekend, the Hurricanes have four regular season games remaining.  Home matchups on February 12 and February 26 versus MTA and UKC respectively, plus two games on the road; February 19 (at STU) and February 24 (at UNBSJ). 

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


All the basketball and volleyball action from this weekend will be available to watch live at www.acaa.tv.  For more information on the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, visit www.acaa.ca.

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: Thursday, February 02, 2023