It is one of our busiest weekends of the season so far with the potential of 27 regular season, exhibition and playoff games being contested over the upcoming three days for the Hurricanes. Here is a flurry of information for you to consume heading into another exciting weekend of ‘Canes action.
The ‘Canes are in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) Championship starting on Friday – the 2023 edition is hosted by the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Huskies.
The ‘Canes will face the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds in their opener at 4pm on Friday, with games on Saturday versus SMU at 1pm, and Acadia at 4pm. The top two finishers from the round robin portion of the event will meet on Sunday at 11am in the Championship game; teams must lose twice in the event to be eliminated.
The ‘Canes finished the regular season at 9-7, tied alongside Acadia and SMU for second, 1.5 games back of the top ranked, UNB Reds.
In season series in 2023, the ‘Canes won versus UNB, 3-1, tied the Axemen, 2-2, and lost to the Huskies, 0-2.
In a special weekend of home games for the ‘Canes, they’ll host four regular season matches at the Credit Union Place in Summerside on the Eric Johnson Turf Field. This will be the first chance for fans to see the ‘Canes in Summerside, ahead of the 2023 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Women’s Soccer Championship next month.
The Hurricanes will host the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves on Saturday, before hosting the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies on Sunday; both games begin at 2pm.
The Hurricanes currently sit in second in the ACAA standings with an unbeaten record of 7-0-0; they trail the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics, who are 8-0-1, and have played two extra matches.
The Seawolves enter in fourth place at 3-6-0, while the Tommies are in fifth at 2-5-1.
Earlier this season the Hurricanes defeated the Seawolves, 2-1, in Saint John, before defeating the Tommies in Fredericton, also by a score of 2-1.
With just five matches to go, each game is important for the ‘Canes as they approach the playoffs and continue to prepare to take on the best collegiate teams from across Canada.
We will see the ‘Canes play two crucial matches this weekend in Summerside, as they take on the UNBSJ Seawolves (Saturday) and STU Tommies (Sunday); match times are set for 4:15pm each day.
The Hurricanes are currently 5-0-2 and in third in the ACAA standings, while the Tommies sit in first at 6-0-2, and the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils sit in second at 6-1-2. The Seawolves enter the weekend in fifth at 3-6-0.
Earlier this season, on the road, the ‘Canes defeated the Seawolves (3-1), before battling with the Tommies in a dramatic, 3-3 draw.
Both matches are important for Holland College as they battle to keep pace with the Tommies in the standings as the end of the regular season draws near.
It’s been since October 19, 2019, that the Hurricanes have played a home game at the Canada Games Alumni Field in Charlottetown, PEI. They’re set to do so once again on Saturday versus the UNB Reds; kick off is scheduled for 2pm.
After having their home opener cancelled on September 16, the Hurricanes have played two road games, suffering close 9-point losses in each. The ‘Canes, 0-2, will face the Reds who enter the weekend in a tie for first place in the Atlantic Football League (AFL) with a record of 2-1.
In one previous matchup with the Reds this season, UNB walked away with the 40-31 victory in Fredericton on September 23.
The ‘Canes will look for the support of their home fans this Saturday and get back into the race for a berth to the AFL Championship game with an important win.
The Hurricanes also received news from the AFL on Friday that the cancelled game from September 16 will not be rescheduled, but the October 28 matchup between Dalhousie and the Hurricanes will be worth four-points to the winner.
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The Hurricanes will play their final home regular season match of the season this Saturday in Charlottetown at the Co-Op Field; first kick is scheduled for 1pm.
The ‘Canes will take on the UNB Reds in an important battle in the ACAA standings. The ‘Canes enter with a perfect record of 4-0, while UNB sits in a tie for second with the Mount Allison University (Mt. A) Mounties, with identical records of 3-1.
This will be the first meeting with the Reds this season for the Hurricanes. They’ll also meet on October 28 at 2pm in Fredericton, a makeup game from their originally scheduled September 17 match.
The Hurricanes also play on October 21 at 2pm versus the UKC Blue Devils in Halifax.
Connect with the women’s rugby ‘Canes at www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanesrugby.
Cross Country Running
The third meet of the 2023 ACAA Cross Country Running season takes place this Saturday in Sackville, New Brunswick, hosted by the Mt. A Mounties.
The ‘Canes have been steadily improving this season, having previously competed in events in Moncton and Prince Edward Island; they’ll conclude their season at the ACAA Championships on October 28, hosted by the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams in Truro, Nova Scotia.
The Hurricanes will host the 2023 ACAA Golf Championships this Sunday at the Avondale Golf Course in PEI. The event was originally scheduled to be a two-day event but has been condensed to an 18-hole event on Sunday only due to the poor weather forecasted for Saturday. Competitors from across the conference will compete for the title. Scores and results can be found at www.acaa.ca.
The women’s volleyball Hurricanes, and men’s and women’s basketball ‘Canes, will be in action this weekend in pre-season play in New Brunswick.
The basketball Hurricanes will compete in the Ken Gould Invitational in Fredericton, NB, hosted by the STU Tommies, while the women’s volleyball ‘Canes will attend the ACAA Tip-Off Tournament in Saint John, NB, hosted by the UNBSJ Seawolves.
Schedules for all three teams are as follows:
Women’s Basketball – Friday versus Mt. A at 2pm, Saturday versus STU at 4pm, Sunday versus MSVU at 10am.
Men’s Basketball – Friday versus Mt. A at 4pm, Saturday versus STU at 6pm, Sunday versus MSVU at 12pm.
Women’s Volleyball – Saturday versus UKC at 12pm, Université de Sainte-Anne (USTA) at 2:30pm, MSVU at 3:45pm, Dal AC at 6:15pm. Playoff matches to be played on Sunday.
Connect with the ‘Canes for weekend exhibition game results visit www.twitter.com/caneswbball,www.twitter.com/canesmbball, www.instagram.com/hurricanesbball, www.twitter.com/caneswvball and www.instagram.com/caneswvball.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Friday, October 13, 2023