After a weekend off due to the threat of Hurricane Lee, the ‘Canes are fresh and ready to return to action on Saturday and Sunday with a total of 12 games scheduled, ten of them being played on the road.
The Hurricanes hit the road this weekend for their third and fourth matches of the 2023 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season; they’ll face the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves on Saturday before travelling to Fredericton on Sunday to face the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies.
The Hurricanes enter the weekend atop the ACAA standings with a 2-0 record; they defeated the Crandall University Chargers (10-0) and Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams (8-0) in their opening weekend of play.
On Saturday at 2pm they’ll face the UNBSJ Seawolves, who sit at 0-2 this season after losses to the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics and University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils. While on Sunday at 12pm, the ‘Canes will challenge the Tommies who also sit at 0-2 after opening weekend losses to the Blue Devils and Mystics.
The women’s soccer Hurricanes were ranked at number 11 nationally this week.
The Hurricanes, hosts of the 2023 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Women’s Soccer Championship in Summerside, PEI, will play their next home game on Sunday, October 1 when they host the Dal AC Rams at 12pm.
The ‘Canes are set to continue their title defense this season after an opening weekend of back-to-back wins over the Chargers and Rams (each by the score of 4-1). The Hurricanes sit atop the ACAA standings with their perfect record.
On Saturday at 4:15pm in Saint John, the ‘Canes will face a 1-1 Seawolves squad that earned a victory over the MSVU Mystics in their opening weekend, before falling to UKC in their second game. While the Tommies, 1-0-1, will welcome the Hurricanes to Fredericton on Sunday at 2:15pm, in a rematch of the 2022 ACAA Championship match, which saw the ‘Canes win in penalties to claim their tenth ACAA title in team history, and earn an invitation to the CCAA National Championship.
The ‘Canes were ranked at number nine in the country by the CCAA in this week’s edition of their weekly rankings. Their next home games is on October 1 versus the Dal AC Rams.
Cross Country Running
After a cancelled weekend last week, the Hurricanes men’s and women’s cross country running teams are set to begin their 2023 ACAA season. They’ve been training hard in preparation of the first meet of the season hosted by the Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Head coach, Mike MacKinnon, is pleased with the team’s progress through the off-season.
“We have two impressive squads this year and we’re very much looking forward to the season ahead. We wish the best of luck to all competing runners around the ACAA this season.”
For full race results from the weekend, visit www.acaa.ca.
It’s been a very long training camp for the Hurricanes as they prepare to open their 2023 Atlantic Football League (AFL) season this Saturday evening in Fredericton versus the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds; kick-off is scheduled for 7pm at the BMO Centre on the UNB campus.
UNB lost their season opener two weeks ago versus the Dalhousie Tigers, 31-28.
The ‘Canes were set to host their home opener last weekend in Charlottetown versus the Tigers; however, it was cancelled. Makeup details have yet to be determined by the AFL.
Head coach, Aaron MacIsaac, is eager to get going for the season.
“2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year on the football field. We as a coaching staff are excited for how training camp went and where we currently stand as a team. The real test will come this Saturday when we step on the field to take on UNB. We have a great group of players this year and everyone has the Drive for Five in our sights.”
The Hurricanes are set to continue their 2023 ACAA season this Sunday in Fredericton for their second meeting with the STU Tommies. The ‘Canes opened the year with a 40-7 over STU in Charlottetown two weeks ago.
The Hurricanes were set to face off with UNB last weekend before the weekend games were cancelled.
Sunday in Fredericton has a new start time. The match will now begin at 5pm. You can follow live updates from the match at www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanesrugby.
The Hurricanes next scheduled home match takes place on Sunday, October 1 versus the Dal AC Rams at 12pm at Co-Op Field in Charlottetown.
The only Hurricanes home games this weekend will take place on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field in Victoria Park in Charlottetown. The ‘Canes will welcome the St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) X-Men to town for a double header with games beginning at 12pm and approximately 2:30pm.
The ‘Canes, 2-2, enter the weekend after splitting double-headers with Acadia and the X-Men two weeks ago. St. FX enters at 1-2, splitting with the ‘Canes, dropping a game to UNB, and having their second game versus UNB being suspended early to do poor weather.
On Sunday the Hurricanes will travel to Fredericton to take on the UNB Reds who are 3-0 and leading the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) standings. First pitch takes place at 2pm with game two taking place at approximately 4:30pm.
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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023