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Hockey Hurricanes name Cameron new head coach

jesscameronThe Holland Hurricanes women’s hockey team makes a return in 2019 with Jess Cameron being named the team’s new head coach.

Cameron, from Mt. Mellick, Prince Edward Island, brings a wealth of hockey experience to the Hurricanes, having coached through many camps and clinics such as Andrews, the Hockey PEI Program of Excellence and Extra Edge.  Recently she served as an assistant coach of the North Halton Twisters, an elite midget team in North Halton, Ontario, and currently serves as the Director of Women’s Hockey for Neutral Zone Hockey, a scouting service of university and college prospects in North America.

“I am excited to join the Hurricanes this season,” she shared.  “The opportunity to work with student-athletes at the collegiate level presents an exciting next step in my involvement with hockey.  I look forward to being a part of a program and league with great growth potential.”

As a player, Cameron spent four seasons as a member of the Castleton University Spartans (Castleton, Vermont) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  In her best season, 2016, she was named a CCM All-American Goaltender, the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Goaltender of the Year, the Castleton University Female Athlete of the Year, Castleton University women’s hockey Most Valuable Player and the Sport PEI Intercollegiate Female Athlete of the Year.

Cameron spent her minor hockey years as a member of the Pownal Red Devils before playing at the Warner Hockey School in Alberta and the Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.

“We have focused on developing a collegiate league for women to play and Jess is a perfect fit right now for our program,” shared Albert Roche, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Holland College.  “We strive to provide opportunities for young female coaches within the Hurricanes Athletics program and Jess is ready for the role as head coach.  She is an accomplished collegiate player, she knows hockey, and she has coaching experience.  I feel she has a lot to offer our student-athletes and our program.”

The Hurricanes, members of the Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), were inactive during the 2018-19 season after the league ceased operations for the year.  The ‘Canes join the Acadia University Axewomen, Cape Breton University Capers and the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves in the four-team league, comprised of a 16-game regular season schedule and an Atlantic Championship hosted by the Hurricanes, March 6-8, 2020.

The ‘Canes will open up their regular season on November 9 when they host the Acadia Axewomen.

Hurricanes Hockey Booster Club memberships are now on sale.  For $100, fans receive two season passes to all Hurricanes women’s hockey home games in 2019-20, two limited-edition Hurricanes toques, plus personalized name badges.  For more information, or to sign-up, email hollandhurricanes@hollandcollege.com or call (902) 894-6870.

Connect with the women’s hockey Hurricanes by visiting www.twitter.com/caneswhockey.

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