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Hockey ‘Canes finish second in regular season standings

Two ties over the weekend versus the top-ranked Acadia University Axewomen secured a second-place finish in the Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) standings for the Holland Hurricanes women’s hockey team this weekend in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Holland College will now focus on hosting the ACHA Championship at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague, PEI, March 6-8.

The league championship will begin on Friday, when the Hurricanes take on the Axewomen, before Acadia and the Cape Breton University (CBU) Capers square off on Saturday morning at 10:20am.

The ‘Canes return to play their final round robin game at 7:55pm on Saturday versus the Capers.  The ACHA Championship game is scheduled for 2:20pm on Sunday.

In their final weekend of regular season action, the ‘Canes would first tie the Axewomen 2-2 on Saturday afternoon. 

Claire Renken would get the Hurricanes on the board early, just 27 seconds into the game, before Jacy McMillan would double the Hurricanes lead to 2-0 at 8:04; assisted by Bethany MacDougall.  An Acadia goal by Reghan Hiltz, just 1:23 later, would cut the ‘Canes lead to 2-1 after the first period.

A second period goal by Acadia’s, Saige Breton, at 2:27 of the second period would tie the game at 2-2 which is where it would eventually end.

Both teams were unsuccessful on the power play in the game, each having one opportunity.

Lindsey Minard (Holland) and Brittany Longley (Acadia) earned the ties in goal.

On Sunday, a scoreless tie was broken 46 seconds into the second period when Renken scored to put the Hurricanes ahead 1-0.

The Hurricanes held onto the lead until 5:18 remaining in the game when Andrea Pyke tied things up for the Axewomen, ending the game in a 1-1 tie.

Neither team had any luck on the power play in the game, with the ‘Canes having four opportunities and the Axewomen having two.

Minard was back in goal for the ‘Canes while Sara Jackson was the goaltender for Acadia.

The regular season ends with Acadia leading the standings at 5-1-2, while the Hurricanes finish in second, five-points back at 2-3-3.  CBU finishes third with five points and a record of 2-5-1.

The live stream of all four games of the ACHA Championship will be presented by Bell Aliant TV1 and live streamed by 3sixty Live, with Sunday’s championship game also being broadcasted on channels 1 and 401 for Bell Fibe TV customers.

Prior to each teams’ opening games of the championship, the ACHA will also be announcing the 2019-20 first and second team league all-stars from the regular season.

For more information on the ACHA, visit www.atlanticcollegehockey.ca.

Connect with the women’s hockey Hurricanes by visiting www.twitter.com/caneswhockey and www.instagram.com/caneswhockey.

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: Tuesday, March 03, 2020