After cancellations on Friday and Saturday, the Hurricanes finally got down to business on Sunday in regular season action. In total they had five games scheduled around the region.
Hurricanes 3, UKC 2 - Set scores were 25-17, 24-26, 17-25, 25-20, 16-14
The ‘Canes took on the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils on Sunday at the McMillan Centre in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season play.
The Hurricanes survived a scare after dropping the second and third sets, before clinching the match in a very competitive five-set match.
Jenna O’Neill and Morgan White both had 15 kills to lead the way for the ‘Canes. O’Neill added 12 digs, two assists and one ace with White adding 13 digs, two assists, and seven aces.
Ella Hickey recorded 44 assists, seven kills, and seven digs while Makena Marble led the defensive effort with 19 digs. Charlotte Sweetapple added six kills, six aces, and 13 digs in the win.
The ‘Canes are now 10-4 on the season and in third place in the ACAA. The ‘Canes will be back in action next Saturday when they host the Mount Allison University (MTA) Mounties in their final home game of the season. The ‘Canes will conclude their regular season with road matches on February 12 (at MSVU) and February 18 (at Dal AC); they also have a second road match to make up versus Dal AC that was cancelled on February 3 due to bad weather.
Hurricanes 3, STU 1 - Set scores were 25-17, 25-23, 18-25, 25-11
It was a clutch win for the Hurricanes on Sunday in Fredericton when they defeated the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies in four-sets. The two teams entered the weekend tied for second in the standings in the ACAA with identical records.
After winning the opening two-sets, the Hurricanes were unable to close out the match in the third. They did bounce back in the fourth however, winning in convincing fashion and making a statement as the playoffs approach.
Cameron Calhoun led the attack with 11 kills for the ‘Canes with Chase Parsons adding seven and both Carson Gray and Luke Hyde chipping in with five.
Kiefer Sinclair recorded 25 assists, three kills, four aces, and six digs while Calhoun and Tyler McBride both added nine digs in the win.
The ‘Canes are now 8-5 and in second place, while the Tommies fall to 7-6 and in third. The ‘Canes will host the Université de Sainte-Anne (USTA) Dragons next Saturday, February 11 at 5pm at the McMillan Centre in Charlottetown in their final home match of the season. The Hurricanes also have a makeup game to play versus the Tommies that was cancelled on February 4. The ‘Canes and Tommies, who will square off in the first round of the ACAA playoffs, continue to battle for home-court advantage.
Hurricanes 1, Acadia 2
The Hurricanes and Acadia Axewomen squared off on Sunday in their final Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) regular season games of the season. The two teams were supposed to play on Saturday as well, but due to the poor travel conditions, the game was cancelled.
After two second period goals by the Axewomen, the ‘Canes trailed 2-0 entering the game’s final period. With 8:53 remaining, Jessica Desautels put the Hurricanes on the board with a goal assisted by Maddy Clapham, cutting the Acadia led to one, but this was as close as they would get.
The ‘Canes finish the regular season in second place in the ACHA with a record of 3-3-1. They’re set to host the Acadia Axewomen and Cape Breton University (CBU) Capers in the 2023 ACHA Championship at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague, PEI, on February 10-12.
The ‘Canes will open the tournament up with an 8pm game on Friday versus Acadia, before taking on CBU at 1:50pm on Saturday. The top teams from the tournament will square off on Sunday at 1:10pm in the ACHA Championship game.
Hurricanes 94, MSVU 85
The Hurricanes won an important game on Sunday in Halifax versus the top-ranked Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics. After trailing 28-17 in the first, 48-37 at the half and 67-60 after three, the ‘Canes went on a tear, outscoring the Mystics 34-18 in the final quarter to complete the comeback and earn the very important nine-point win.
Lisa Bolander led the way with 32 points and three rebounds with Karla Benitez adding a 16-point, 13-rebound double-double. Lauren Armstong had 20 points, seven rebounds, and five assists and Molly Steadman added 10 points and seven rebounds in the win.
The win moves the Hurricanes to 10-3 on the season and into a three-way tie at the top of the standings alongside Mount Allison (10-2) and MSVU (10-3).
The big games keep coming for the Hurricanes, they return to action on Sunday, February 12 in Charlottetown when they host the Mounties at 1pm at the McMillan Centre.
Hurricanes 113, MSVU 101
It was a win the ‘Canes needed on Sunday in Halifax as they took down the MSVU Mystics.
The ‘Canes led 27-20 after the first, 55-49 at the half, and 81-80 after three, en route to the 12-point win.
Jalen Menzies led the way with 36 points along with two rebounds, three assists, and three steals for the Hurricanes. Kyree Thompson recorded 29 points, six rebounds, and six assists.
Logan Rempel had 27 points and six rebounds while Jack MacAulay added nine points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in the win.
The ‘Canes improve to 10-3 on the season and remain in first place in the ACAA, two-points ahead of MSVU (9-4). The ‘Canes will take on Mount Allison next Sunday, February 12 at 3pm at the McMillan Centre.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, February 06, 2023