The Holland Hurricanes will see action in men’s and women’s soccer, women’s rugby and baseball, with games both at home and on the road.
The Hurricanes are set to challenge the Crandall University Chargers in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) action this Saturday at 1pm at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.
The ‘Canes finished last season with a 7-2-3 record, finishing third in the regular season, while the Chargers went 4-8 and finished sixth. The Hurricanes would see their season end in the semi-finals at the ACAA Championships in Fredericton.
“Our team is focused and ready to kick off,” shared head coach, Jonathan Vos. “The team is nicely balanced from attack to defence. It will be nice to open the season at home and push for a three-point win.”
The action continues Sunday on the road when the Hurricanes travel to Truro, Nova Scotia to take on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams at 12pm.
The Rams were 0-12 last season, finishing seventh in the standings.
The ‘Canes are hosts of the 2023 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Women’s Soccer Championship, taking place at the Credit Union Place in Summerside on November 8-11. Visit www.ccaa.ca for more information on the championship.
The defending ACAA Champions are back to defend their title in 2023; they’ll begin their defence on Saturday at 3:15pm at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall when they host the Crandall Chargers.
After going 6-3-3 in the 2022 regular season, the ‘Canes went on to win the ACAA Championship in penalty kicks versus the top-seed, while the Chargers went 1-10-1 and finished seventh in the conference.
“Our men’s team has a number of new faces on the team this year,” shared Jonathan Vos, head coach. “Players have been developing some chemistry and we are looking forward to being aggressive in our attacking play.”
The ‘Canes will conclude the weekend on the road in Truro, Nova Scotia on Sunday when they visit the Dal AC Rams at 2:15pm. The Rams went 4-6-2 last season, finishing fifth in the ACAA.
The action will heat up at Memorial Field at Victoria Park in Charlottetown this Saturday when the Hurricanes host the Acadia University Axemen on opening day of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) 2023 season; the double-header begins at 1pm with game two taking place at approximately 3:30pm.
The ‘Canes finished last regular season at 13-3, first in the standings, before ultimately finishing as runners-up at the ACBA Championship. Acadia finished at 3-12-1, finishing fourth.
“Training camp has gone well for our team,” shared Andrew MacNevin, head coach of the Hurricanes. “The core of our team is very much intact from last season, but we’ve added some solid additions to the roster with new recruits that will help us improve in areas we needed to be better. We’re excited to get back out there in front of our home fans this Saturday.”
The ‘Canes will hit the road on Sunday to continue their regular season, visiting the St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) X-Men in Antigonish, Nova Scotia for a double header; game times are set for 1pm and 3:30pm.
The ‘Canes women’s rugby team are set for year two in the ACAA as they play their home opener this Sunday in Charlottetown at the Co-Op Field versus the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies; game time is set for 2pm.
Last year the ‘Canes went 4-3 during the regular season, finished third, before winning their semi-final match and advancing to the finals. They would ultimately fall in an exciting championship game.
“We are very excited about our sophomore season,” shared head coach, Craig Inward. “We have a strong crew of returning players, and our new players are really stepping up. We are definitely ahead of where we were this time last year. All in all it’s shaping up to be what we hope is a great start to a great season.”
Connect with the women’s rugby ‘Canes at www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanesrugby.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Friday, September 08, 2023