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Ontario quarterback commits to football Hurricanes

Jacob Richards, of Sydenham, Ontario, has committed to attend Holland College this fall; he will be studying in the Kinesiology program.

To-date in his football career, Richards has previously played with the Sydenham Bulldogs before joining the Jr. Gaels when he entered high school.  He’s accumulated several awards in recent years for his on-field performance as well as work in the community.

“I first heard about Holland College a few years ago when speaking with my father who has coached various players that played with the Hurricanes over the years, including Jay Dearborn,” said Jacob.  “I also met a former halfback while at the field this summer and everything I have heard about the school sounds like it’s the best thing I could be doing for my education and football career.”

Richards is described as a player that reads defenses well with the ability to distribute the ball quickly in high-pressure situations.  He is also a player that is able to keep a level head, not getting too high or low, and maintaining control of the game.

“We’re happy to have Jacob join the ‘Canes,” shared Owen MacWilliams, head coach of the Hurricanes.  “He will bring versatility to the offence which will give defenses a hard time.”

Richards is excited to get to PEI this fall to begin his time at Holland College.

“I believe the fans should be ready for a high energy, high intensity season.  I’ve heard that Holland College has a winning tradition and the fan-base should be ready for that tradition to carry on.”

The ‘Canes are four-time Atlantic Football League (AFL) champions.  In 2019 the ‘Canes narrowly dropped the league championship game while the 2020 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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: Friday, April 23, 2021