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WHKY | Ferguson promoted to head coach of Hurricanes

Meagan Ferguson, an assistant coach with the Holland Hurricanes women’s hockey team since 2019 (and during the 2015-16 season), has been named the teams new head coach entering the 2021-2022 season.

Ferguson will replace Jess Cameron who left the team during the off-season to focus on her duties as the head coach of the Prince Edward Island female Canada Games team.

“I truly have enjoyed being an assistant coach with the Hurricanes,” shared Ferguson.  “I’ve learned a lot supporting the program in years past alongside coach Maxwell and coach Cameron, as well as a player with the Hurricanes from 2010-2012. I think the excitement of taking the lead this year is to merge my experiences so far, with my mental training background. I’m looking forward to putting my own spin on building a strong cohesive unit on, and off the ice.”

Ferguson is 1 of 12 Mental Performance Consultants across Atlantic Canada and the owner of Mind Matters: Mental Performance Training; she has worked with many high-profile clients in the past and will look to use her skills to develop the student-athletes on the women’s hockey Hurricanes.

“I’m a process-oriented coach that will support my players. Fostering a healthy competitive student-athlete environment at the collegiate level.”

Ferguson is a Holland College alum, and completed her degree at the University of New Brunswick and Master’s at the University of Ottawa.

“Meagan brings an excellent blend of experience and professional ability to our team,” shares Director of Athletics and Recreation, Albert Roche.  “As a sports psychologist she sees things from a student-athlete perspective and as a former Hurricanes dual-sport athlete she is keenly aware of the demands to balance hockey with school and life.  We have worked with Meagan in a variety of roles over the years so we know what she offers our squad and she is motivated to grow the program. We look forward to bringing hockey back in 2021-22 with Meagan at the helm.”

The ‘Canes, members of the Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) won the league championship in 2016; they finished runners-up in 2020 when they fell to the Cape Breton University (CBU) Capers in the championship game on home ice.  Ferguson says the ‘Canes student-athletes are eager to return to competition after the league did not operate in 2020-21 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I think our players will be looking forward to returning to compete against other post-secondary institutions. I think the intercollegiate style builds an exciting energy in the stands.”

You can support the women’s hockey Hurricanes by becoming a Booster Club Member for the 2021-22 season.  For $100, you will receive two season passes to all Hurricanes women’s hockey home games, plus two limited edition Hurricanes travel mugs.  To register, visit www.hollandhurricanes.com.

Connect with the women’s hockey Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/caneswhockey and www.instagram.com/caneswhockey.

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, July 30, 2021