The men’s and women’s soccer Hurricanes are both preparing for their opening matches at the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships, however, they are 3500 kilometers away from each other.
The women’s Hurricanes are set to kick off their championship, hosted by the Concordia University of Edmonton, in Edmonton, Alberta, while the men are in Oshawa, Ontario for their championship hosted by the Durham College Lords.
Both teams will begin their tournaments with quarter-final matches on Wednesday; the women will take on the Fanshawe College Falcons (London, ON) at 1pm while the men will face the Red Deer College Kings (Red Deer, Alberta) at 4pm; all times listed are Atlantic.
The Hurricanes women claimed the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championship at the end of October after defeating the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies in the finals by a score of 3-2.
The ‘Canes went a perfect 11-0-1 in conference play while the Falcons, the Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association (OCAA) champions, enter the national championship as the number one team in the country. They were 8-0-1 during the regular season and eventually won the OCAA conference championship by defeating the Seneca College Sting in the championship game, 2-0.
The winner of Wednesdays match will advance to the national semi-final game versus the winner of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Ooks versus the Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy quarter-final match.
The men’s Hurricanes also enter the tournament having won the ACAA championship this season; they defeated the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics in the conference finals, 1-0, on home soil in Cornwall, PEI alongside the women’s Hurricanes.
The men’s Hurricanes went 8-1-3 during the regular season while the Red Deer College Kings finished third with a record of 7-3-2 in Alberta Collegiate Athletics Conference (ACAC) play. They were defeated 2-0 by the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in the ACAC championship game and enter the national championship as the ACAC wildcard entry.
The winner of Wednesday’s men’s quarter-final match will advance to the semi-finals on Thursday where they will face the winner of the Durham College Lords versus Douglas College Royals match.
All tournament games can be viewed live at www.ccaa.ca.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, November 05, 2019