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Football 'Canes taking on Tigers in AFL semi-final game

The Holland Hurricanes men’s football team will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday for Atlantic Football League (AFL) semi-final action. The ‘Canes will take on the Dalhousie University Tigers at 1pm at Wickwire Field.

Holland College and Dalhousie University each finished the regular season with records of 3-3; the Tigers won the first meeting between the two-teams in Halifax, 28-3, with the Hurricanes winning the second meeting, in Charlottetown, by a score of 28-15.  The Tigers host the semi-final game after a tie-breaker formula was used (Dal outscored the Hurricanes during the regular season 43-31).

It will be a battle of offence versus defence on Saturday as the league-leading Dalhousie Tigers enter the weekend as the league’s top offence, scoring 209 points during the regular season; while the ‘Canes, the league’s top defence, only allowed 105 points against.

The other AFL semi-final game takes place at 1pm in Fredericton, New Brunswick when the top-ranked, University of New Brunswick (UNB) Red Bombers take on the fourth-seed, University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves.

The two winners from Saturday’s game will face off in the 2019 AFL Championship game on Saturday, November 2.

All AFL playoff action can be viewed live at www.atlanticfootball.co.

Connect with the football Hurricanes by visiting 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: Friday, October 25, 2019