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Hurricanes Weekend Preview – November 4/5 Edition

By Reegan MacAulay

A regular season finale and another edition of Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) playoffs, to multiple regular season games at home and on the road, the Holland Hurricanes will be active and fired up to begin the month of November. Here is everything you need to know for this upcoming weekend.


Women’s Rugby

It’s ACAA playoff time for the women’s rugby Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes have the first seed and a 7-0 record heading into the 2023 ACAA Playoffs after a 24-7 win over the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds last Saturday in Fredericton.

This Saturday, the ‘Canes will begin their journey towards their first-ever ACAA championship with semi-final action against the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies at the Charlottetown Co-Op field at 2 p.m.

In regular season action, the ‘Canes defeated the Tommies 40-7 on September 10 and 41-5 on September 24. Considering how long it’s been since the two teams have played each other, this Saturday could be interesting; one team is undefeated, the other will get a much-needed reset.

If the ‘Canes win, they will face either Mount Allison or UNB in the ACAA Women’s Rugby Final the following weekend.

Connect with the women’s rugby ‘Canes at www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanesrugby.



Another Holland Hurricanes sport gets underway this weekend as the volleyball teams begin their 2023-24 ACAA regular season on the road. 

Both the men’s and women’s teams will head to Church Point, Nova Scotia on Saturday to play the Université de Sainte-Anne (USTA) Dragons. The women’s game begins at 4 p.m. and the men’s game begins at 8 p.m.

The men will stay for a rematch on Sunday at 11 a.m. while the women will travel north to Truro, Nova Scotia to play the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams at 6 p.m.

Last season, the women’s Hurricanes won the ACAA Championship after a regular season of 13-5 (third ranked), while the men finished as the second seed at 9-6 and lost in the ACAA Championship series to the Dragons.

All ACAA volleyball games can be see live at www.acaa.tv.

To connect with the volleyball Hurricanes, visit www.twitter.com/caneswvball, www.twitter.com/canesmvball, and www.instagram.com/caneswvball.



The Hurricanes basketball teams continue regular season action this weekend with home games at the McMillan Centre on Saturday and a road trip on Sunday.

The women’s team is coming off a season-opening, 73-65 win over the STU Tommies at home.

Alexa Rancourt scored the most points for Holland in their season opener with 18 and a tough defensive effort late in the game gave the ‘Canes the push they needed to win.

The men’s team faced a rough 92-84 loss to the Tommies in their season-opener after showing advantage for most of the game. Ambrose Johnson scored the most points for Holland with 30 in the loss. 

This Saturday, both teams will play the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves; women at 2 p.m. and men at 4 p.m.   The women’s Seawolves are 0-2 while the men’s Seawolves are 1-1.

On Sunday, both teams visit Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick to play the Mounties; women at 2 p.m. and men at 4 p.m. Both the women’s and men’s Mounties are 1-1.

All ACAA basketball games can be see live at www.acaa.tv.

To connect with the basketball Hurricanes, visit www.twitter.com/caneswbball, www.twitter.com/canesmbball, and www.instagram.com/hurricanesbball.



The Hurricanes football team will look to end their season in the win column this Saturday with their final regular season game against the UNB Reds.

The ‘Canes faced a pressuring match last Saturday against the Dalhousie Tigers, where the winning team would earn a spot in the Atlantic Football League (AFL) Championship Game. Unfortunately, the ‘Canes lost 31-9.

The ‘Canes will be playing for pride as the Reds look to fight for home field advantage in the finals. In regular season action, both teams are 1-1 against each other, with the Reds winning 40-31 on September 23 and the ‘Canes winning 22-18 on October 14.

You can watch the action live on Saturday at www.youtube.com/@gocanesgo.

For more, visit www.atlanticfootball.co.

Connect with the football ‘Canes at www.facebook.com/canesmfootball, www.twitter.com/canesmfootball and www.instagram.com/canesmfootball.


For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, November 02, 2023