The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s soccer teams are on the road this weekend to begin the 2021 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season. On Saturday the Hurricanes are in Saint John to take on the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves with games on Sunday in Fredericton versus the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies.
Saturday’s games take place at 2 and 4:15pm with the action on Sunday taking place at 12 and 2:15pm (women/men).
After the 2020 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all student-athletes are eager to return to the field to play the sport they love.
“The return to ACAA competition this weekend has been long awaited,” shared men’s Hurricanes fullback, Dan Martell. “The team has been training hard and we are buzzing to get things started. With each training session our team chemistry grows and I’m excited to see what this team can do.”
In 2019, the men’s Hurricanes defeated the Seawolves in all three meetings, including the ACAA Championship game, while the ‘Canes earned a win and a tie versus the Tommies.
The men’s Hurricanes are seeking their seventh-straight conference championship and 11th in team history.
The women’s Hurricanes also enter the new season as the defending ACAA champions, they will look to win their sixth championship in team history in 2021.
“I am very excited for this weekend’s games,” shared ‘Canes striker, Emily Cormier. “It will be a great feeling to be back on the field after having our season cancelled last year. Our team has been working extra hard and we have all been waiting for this day for a long time.”
The women’s ‘Canes defeated the Seawolves and Tommies three times each in 2019.
The Hurricanes will host their home opener on September 18 versus the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils at 1 and 3:15pm at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall. They also host the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics on September 19, also at 1 and 3:15pm.
Jonathan Vos, head coach of the men’s and women’s Hurricanes, is eager to return to the field for the first time since the fall of 2019.
“Our staff and players are excited to play in competitive matches again. We are eagerly awaiting that first kickoff on Saturday.”
The Hurricanes will announce the capacity guidelines next week ahead of their home opener on September 18. To guarantee your seat for the games, fans are encouraged to register as a Booster Club member. For $100, each member receives two personalized season passes, plus two Hurricanes travel mugs. A Hurricanes soccer booster club member receives access to both the men’s and women’s home games during the 2021 season. To register, visit www.hollandhurricanes.com.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, September 09, 2021