Holland College plays host UNB Saint John on Saturday
Holland College Hurricanes
The Holland College Hurricanes look to ride the wave of momentum to an Atlantic Football League championship.
The Hurricanes play the heavily favoured regular season champion UNB Saint John Seawolves Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Moosehead Cup game. The game will be played at the UNB Saint John Canada Games Stadium
“Obviously, we’re coming into this game as the underdog, and we know we have our work cut out for us,” said Hurricanes’ head coach Mark MacDougall. “However, our team is healthy, and we’ve been playing our best football of the season the last two games.”
The Seawolves finished first this season, capturing the Jack Irving Cup with a
5-1 regular-season record. Last weekend, the Seawolves dominated the defending AFL champions, the UNB Fredericton Red Bombers, winning 44-14 in semifinal play.
The Hurricanes defeated the Dalhousie University Tigers in Halifax 21-16.
“The Seawolves are capable of putting a lot of points on the board, so our defence will have to come up big with the same effort as last week,” said MacDougall.
Offensively, the Hurricanes will be looking to establish a balanced attack and make full use of its offensive weapons.
Quarterback Christian Hackney poses a double threat to defences, as he can throw the long ball or go underneath with equal authority. He has also shown he can run the ball when the opportunity presents itself.
“I have a great receiving corps, and great running backs to choose from. We’ve been working hard on our execution this week, and I feel that we are ready to for the biggest game of the year,” said Hackney.
The game’s webcast will be accessible through the Seawolves website, www.seawolvesfootball.ca. Fans hoping to travel to Saint John for the game are encouraged to visit the Hurricanes Facebook page at facebook.com/HCFootball if they would like to carpool.