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Hockey Hurricanes taking on Capers this weekend

The Holland Hurricanes women’s hockey team make the trip to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia this weekend to take on the Cape Breton University (CBU) Capers in Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) regular season action.

Saturday’s game will begin at 7:45pm with Sunday’s game starting at 9am; both games take place at the Canada Games Complex on the CBU campus.

The Hurricanes and Capers enter the weekend locked in a tie for second place in the ACHA standings at 1-3-0 this season.

These two teams squared off two times earlier this season with the Capers earning the 4-1 win on January 18 before the ‘Canes won 3-0 on January 19; both games were played at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague, PEI.

 Claire Renken leads the Hurricanes offensively with three goals and two assists in four regular season games; she also sits in a tie for second in the ACHA scoring race.  Leah Byrne is the Capers top scorer with three goals this season.

Maddy Doherty (Hurricanes) and Grace Monroe (Capers) have each earned the lone victory for their sides in regular season play this year.  Doherty’s win, her only regular season start, was via shutout while Monroe holds a goals-against-average of 0.33 in three games played.

This weekend is the final meeting with the Capers this season until the Hurricanes host the ACHA Championship on March 6-8 at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague.  The ‘Canes final regular season games take place on February 29 and March 1 in Wolfville, NS versus the league-leading, Acadia University Axewomen.

The next home action for the Hurricanes, ahead of hosting the Atlantic Championship, will be a pair of exhibition games in February versus Island Women’s Hockey League teams.

On Saturday, February 8 at 8:15pm the Hurricanes will host Western before they host Southside on Sunday, February 9 at 10:50am.

The Hurricanes announced today that they’re holding a women’s hockey information session on Saturday, February 22 at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement (323 Grafton Street) in Charlottetown.

The ‘Canes welcome parents and female hockey players in grades 11 and 12 to attend the session where staff from Holland College will review athletics, academics, and the application process as well as provide tours of the Prince of Wales campus.  Anyone wishing to attend are asked to email head coach Jess Cameron at jpcameron@hollandcollege.com,

For more information on the Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association, please visit www.atlanticcollegiatehockey.ca.

Connect with the women’s hockey Hurricanes by visiting 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: Thursday, January 30, 2020