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Football ‘Canes set to visit UNB in semi-finals

The Holland Hurricanes are set to visit the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Red Bombers on Saturday in Atlantic Football League (AFL) playoff action.  The semi-final game is set for 6pm at Scotia South field in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

This will be a rematch of last week’s final regular season game where the ‘Canes used a big second-half to earn the 38-29 win in Cornwall at the Terry Fox Sports Complex.

UNB, 4-2, enters the playoffs as the second seed, while the ‘Canes, 3-3, enter at number three.

“The guys are exhibiting a lot of energy coming into this week’s semi-final game,” shared Hurricanes head coach, Aaron MacIsaac.  “Last week’s game was a good test.  We did things well but we had a lot to improve.  Practice has been good and the coaching staff is implementing the corrections to help us be successful this weekend.”

The Hurricanes and Red Bombers split the season-series in 2021, with UNB winning the season opener on September 19 in Fredericton, 43-8.

This is also a rematch of the 2019 AFL Championship game, where UNB scored in the final minute to claim the title.

For more information on the Atlantic Football League, visit www.atlanticfootball.co.

For more information on the live broadcast of Saturday’s game, visit www.unbredbombers.ca.

Connect with the football Hurricanes at www.facebook.com/canesmfootball, www.twitter.com/canesmfootball www.instagram.com/canesmfootball.

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, October 28, 2021