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Amy Plaggenhoef joins sister on basketball ‘Canes roster

Hurricanes fans will have a double-dose of Plaggenhoef to cheer for this fall when Amy joins her sister, Ashley, on the Hurricanes women’s basketball roster.

The 5’5” shooting guard from Stratford, Prince Edward Island, currently is a member of the Charlottetown Rural High School AAA team; she has also suited up as part of the PEI U17 team.

“I have enrolled in the Business Administration program at Holland College and am planning on following the degree pathway towards my business degree,” shared Plaggenhoef.  “I like the many career options that are possible with a business diploma.  I am also very passionate about basketball and am excited to get the opportunity to play at the next level with the Hurricanes.”

Plaggenhoef is a Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association (PEISAA) All-Star and academically is an Honours student.

“Playing basketball together is something Amy and I have always dreamt of doing,” shared sister, Ashley.  “I am excited to get to share the court with her next year and experience first-hand her excellent three-point shooting and aggressive offence as teammates.”

Amy Plaggenhoef is described as a strong three-point shooter, a hard worker and a good teammate.  She will bring a positive attitude and good work ethic to the roster this fall.

“We are excited to be adding Amy to our program next season,” shared Hurricanes head coach Chris Connolly.  “She is a high IQ player that is an excellent three-point shooter and is tough off the dribble.  She comes to us from a fantastic program at Charlottetown Rural with Coach Lawlor, where she has won three provincial titles.  It will be exciting to see her and her sister, Ashley, compete together next year.”

The ‘Canes have won the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) conference championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and were medalists in the 2015 and 2016 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national championships.  The team has been improving rapidly as they look to return to championship contention.  After struggling in 2019, the ‘Canes bounced back with a stronger season in 2020.  The 2020-2021 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Connect with the women’s basketball Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/caneswbball and www.instagram.com/hurricanesbball.

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

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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, April 08, 2021