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Football 'Canes set to kick off new AFL season

The Holland Hurricanes will begin the 2021 Atlantic Football League (AFL) regular season on the road this Sunday when they travel to Fredericton, New Brunswick to take on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Red Bombers.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1pm.

Sunday’s game is a rematch from the 2019 AFL championship game, a game that saw the Red Bombers mount a charge in the final minutes of the game and claim the 29-26 victory.

“It has been a long time coming but we are very excited to step on the field this Sunday against UNB,” shared Aaron MacIsaac, Hurricanes head coach.

“The guys have put in a pile of work during training camp and they are ready.  The coaching staff has done an excellent job of prepping and developing schemes that will put every player in a position to be successful.”

Returning defensive back, Hayden Machacynski, is ready to finally return to the field after the 2020 season was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic.

“I am extremely blessed and excited to get back with my teammates after two years away from the game,” he shared.

His teammate, Tyler Hobbs, shares his excitement and recognizes the importance of Sunday after dropping the 2019 final.

“All the veterans have a chip on their shoulder for this game,” he shared. “It’s going to be a hard fought football game and I can’t wait to get it started.”

Live updates from the game will be posted at www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and live broadcasted at www.atlanticfootball.co.

The ‘Canes will host their home opener on Saturday, September 25 versus the Dalhousie Tigers. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm.

For fans interested in attending the football Hurricanes 2021 home games in person, only a limited number of fans are currently permitted to attend. The Hurricanes will guarantee admission to all football booster club members by reserving your seat, with the remaining seats available to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Fans wanting to guarantee their seat to the Hurricanes football home games for 2021 can join as a booster club member at www.hollandhurricanes.com.

All football booster club members receive two personalized season passes, plus two Hurricanes travel mugs for the annual fee of $100.

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

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021