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Hurricanes add Island all-star in Emmett Gaudette

The Holland Hurricanes men’s volleyball team has begun to look ahead to the 2021-2022 season with the addition of Emmett Gaudette to the roster.

Gaudette, from Tignish, Prince Edward Island, will study in the Kinesiology program at Holland College beginning this fall.

The 6’2”, right side has previously suited up for the Westisle High School AAA Wolverines, the Team PEI Canada Cup team, the Islanders Spring team and the Canada Games training team.  He has previously been a PEI School Athletic Association (PEISAA) first team all-star, a three-time Volleyball PEI Player of the Year nominee and the Westisle High School Rookie of the Year.  In the classroom he achieved Academic Excellence and was on the principals list throughout his time in high school.

“Enrolling at Holland College gives me the opportunity to take my game to the next level and receive some of the best coaching and training around,” shared Gaudette.  “I think playing college sports is a unique experience and is a great way to build character and form lifelong friendships.  I’m enrolling in the Kinesiology program because I’ve always been interested in exercise and conditioning and have a long-term goal of becoming a chiropractor.”

Gaudette is described as a consistent and hard-working player that can be relied on to provide big blocks at key times.  His never-say-die attitude compliments his all-around skill set nicely.

“I was quite pleased watching Emmett develop his game over the course of his high school career on PEI, and most recently having coached him on the Canada Games training team,” shared Hurricanes head coach, Max Arsenault.  “I’m very confident and know that we are adding a smart, athletic, dedicated team player with a strong presence at the net that can play multiple positions if needed.  We’re very excited to see what he can accomplish over the next few years with the Hurricanes.”

The men’s volleyball ‘Canes were the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) champions in 2017 and 2019, and finished as the runners-up in 2020.  The 2020-2021 was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Connect with the men’s volleyball ‘Canes at www.twitter.com/canesmvball and www.instagram.com/canesmvball.

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: Tuesday, March 30, 2021