The Holland Hurricanes completed their 2022 fall sports regular seasons over the weekend and now turn their attention towards the playoffs. Here is a full rundown of results from the weekend, plus where things stand ahead of the playoffs.
The Hurricanes were perfect over the weekend, first defeating the Crandall University Chargers at home on Saturday, 3-0, before capping off the regular season on Sunday in Truro, Nova Scotia versus the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams, with a 5-0 win.
The ‘Canes complete the regular season at 7-2-3 and in third place in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) standings. They finish just two-points back of the number one seed, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics (7-0-5) and one-point behind the second place, University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves (7-1-4). The St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies finish fourth at 5-6-1; the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils missed the playoffs by a single point, with the Crandall Chargers missing out by four-points.
The top-four finishers will travel to Fredericton, New Brunswick this weekend for the 2022 ACAA Soccer Championships. The Hurricanes will challenge the Seawolves on Saturday in semi-final action, while the Mystics and Tommies will square off in the other semi-final.
The Hurricanes and Seawolves played each other tough through the regular season, with the ‘Canes earning the 1-0 season opening win on September 10 before a scoreless draw on October 1.
In their final home game of the season on Saturday, the Hurricanes handed the Crandall Chargers a 7-2 loss, before travelling to Truro, NS on Sunday and suffering a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Dal AC Rams.
The ‘Canes, 6-3-3, finish second in the ACAA standings at the end of the regular season. They’ll join the STU Tommies (10-0-2, first), UKC Blue Devils (6-4-2, third) and the MSVU Mystics (5-3-4, fourth) this weekend at the ACAA Championships in Fredericton. The ‘Canes will face the Blue Devils, while the Tommies will square off with the Mystics.
In two matchups with UKC this season, the ‘Canes earned a 2-0 win on September 17 in Halifax, before a 1-1 draw on October 15 in Cornwall.
The Hurricanes did what they needed to do this weekend when they hosted the UKC Blue Devils in Charlottetown in their final 2022 ACAA regular season game on Sunday. The ‘Canes took the win by a score of 39-21.
With the win, the ‘Canes finish third in the ACAA standings, ahead of the Blue Devils with a record of 4-3.
The Hurricanes will now face the Mount Allison University Mounties at 2pm in Sackville, NB on Sunday in ACAA semi-final action. The Blue Devils will face the top-ranked, University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds in the other semi-final match.
This season the ‘Canes dropped a close match to the Mounties during the regular season, a 24-20 loss in Sackville, NB on October 6.
Connect with the women’s rugby ‘Canes at www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanesrugby.
It was a dramatic night under the lights on Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall, as the ‘Canes battled the UNB Reds in their final regular season games of the season. The Reds were able to hold on for the 50-42 victory after the Hurricanes mounted a comeback, being down 21-0 to start the game.
The ‘Canes finished the regular season at 2-4 and in third place in the standings; they’ll face the Dalhousie University Tigers (5-1, second) this Saturday at 7pm in the Atlantic Football League (AFL) semi-finals in Halifax, NS. The Reds (5-1, first) will host the UNBSJ Seawolves (0-6, fourth) in the second semi-final. The winners will square off on Saturday, November 5 in the AFL Championship game.
This season versus the Tigers, the ‘Canes fell in the single meeting on October 8 by a score of 26-1. Their first meeting was cancelled due to Hurricanes Fiona.
The Hurricanes court sports begin their 2022-23 ACAA regular seasons this weekend; the volleyball ‘Canes are at home while the basketball Hurricanes hit the road.
The women’s volleyball Hurricanes play their home opener versus the Dal AC Rams at the McMillan Centre at 3pm on Saturday while the men’s ‘Canes welcome the STU Tommies at 5pm. The action continues Sunday when the men’s Hurricanes host STU at 12pm with the women’s ‘Canes hosting the Tommies at 2pm.
The basketball Hurricanes will begin their seasons with a bang by starting in Nova Scotia for back-to-back games versus their Halifax rivals.
On Saturday the ‘Canes will face the UKC Blue Devils at 2 and 4pm (women/men) with games on Sunday versus the MSVU Mystics at 1 and 3pm (women/men).
The basketball ‘Canes will play their home openers on Friday, November 4 versus the Mount Allison University Mounties at 6 and 8pm (women/men).
Cross Country Running
The student-athletes on the cross country running Hurricanes will conclude their season this Saturday when they compete in Moncton, NB at the 2022 ACAA Championships.
After three meets in Truro, Halifax and Summerside, the Hurricanes are set to challenge for a conference banner on the six (women) and eight (men) kilometre layouts. The event is hosted by the Crandall University Chargers.
Stay tuned for live results posted at www.acaa.ca.
The equestrian Hurricanes were in Nova Scotia on Sunday for their first competition of the season, hosted by the Dalhousie University Tigers.
The eight members of the club competed in various categories throughout the day with a total of 67 riders competing from Holland College, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Dalhousie, Dal AC, St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) and Acadia.
Skylar Osmond was the highlight of the day for the ‘Canes, finishing first (U/S) and fifth (O/F) and being the high point champion rider of the event.
The Hurricanes will return to action on Sunday, December 4 at Acadia.
Connect with the equestrian ‘Canes at www.instagram.com/canesequestrian.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, October 24, 2022