With the second half of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season now officially underway, we caught up with the newest addition to the Holland Hurricanes women’s basketball team, forward, Courtney Cain-Nordin.
Cain-Nordin will make her home debut this weekend when the Hurricanes welcome the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils to Charlottetown. She made an immediate impact in her first game with the ‘Canes, an 80-60 victory on the road in Moncton, New Brunswick last Saturday versus the Crandall University Chargers; she led the team with 22 points and was later named the Hurricanes Athlete of the Week for her strong debut.
A former member of the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Huskies, members of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) and U SPORTS, Cain-Nordin stands 5’9” and hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She aims to immediately contribute to the team’s success and be a difference maker on the court.
When asked to describe herself as a player, Cain-Nordin had this to say.
“I am an all-around, well-balanced player. I have the strength and size that allows me to excel in the post, along with the ability to control and shoot the ball, which makes me a threat from behind the three-point line.”
Chris Connolly, in his debut season as the Hurricanes head coach, commented on the addition of Cain-Nordin to the roster.
“We’re obviously very excited to add Courtney to our program,” he shared. “She is a versatile forward that will impact both ends of the floor. She brings experience, and a skill set that will fit in nicely with our style of play.”
Joining a roster mid-season can present unique challenges to any student-athlete, including adjusting to different playing styles, new teammates and running new plays on the court. With these challenges facing her, Cain-Nordin brings a positive attitude and values being able to take the court with her new teammates as she returns to the sport she loves.
Although this is a new experience at Holland College for Cain-Nordin, playing for the Hurricanes has become somewhat of a family tradition.
“I have wanted to further my education for some time now, and my older brother (Jayden Nordin, played with the Hurricanes from 2015-17) is a former member of the men’s basketball team. So playing for the Hurricanes is something I have wanted to do.”
With three years of playing experience at the U SPORTS level, including a national bronze medal, Cain-Nordin hopes to make an impact and do everything she can to help the Hurricanes compete for a championship this season. She encourages fans to get out to the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement (CCE) to enjoy the action this season.
“Hurricanes fans can expect to see more post-to-post action from this point on as we work towards the playoff season.”
Courtney Cain-Nordin and the rest of the women’s Basketball Hurricanes are back in action on home court this coming weekend as they take on the UKC Blue Devils. Saturday’s game takes place at 5:30pm while Sunday’s is scheduled for 2pm, both at the Holland College CCE in Charlottetown.
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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020