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Aaron Evans looks to slam the ball during warmup prior to a recent game for the Holland College Hurricanes.
The Holland College Hurricanes begin their 2013-14 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) men’s volleyball regular season at home this weekend.
The Universite Sainte-Anne Dragons are in town for games tonight at 7 p.m. and noon on Sunday.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 9-5 regular season last year, good for second place in the conference standings. They lost 3-2 to the St. Thomas Tommies in the conference semifinals.
The Dragons finished fourth in last year’s standings with a 4-12 record.
Both today’s and Sunday’s game are available to stream live on the web at www.acaatv.ca.
The women Hurricanes are also playing an exhibition game versus the UPEI Panthers on Saturday at the Holland College at 3 p.m.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams are on the road today to start their ACAA regular season in Truro, N.S., when they take on the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams.
The women are in action at
3 p.m. while the men hit the floor at 5 p.m.
The women were victorious the last time these two teams met in pre-season action. Last season, the Hurricanes (10-6) finished in fourth while the Rams (1-15) finished eighth.
“The team has had a successful pre-season and we’re excited to get the season started after a long training camp,” said head coach Mike Connolly.
On the men’s side, the Hurricanes are coming off of a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national silver medal last season an ACAA championship.
The Hurricanes (14-2) finished first last season while the Rams (0-16) finished eighth.
The Hurricanes are coming off of a successful weekend in Cape Breton taking on the top Atlantic University Sport teams.
The basketball games will be available to watch live at www.acaatv.ca.
The junior Hurricanes host their Charlottetown neighbours in the Sherwood Falcons tonight at 8:15 at the Simmons Sport Centre in Island Junior Hockey League action.
The Hurricanes (3-2-2) are fourth in the league while the Falcons (4-4-1) are third.
Patrick Cummiskey has been on a tear to start the season sitting in fourth place in league scoring with 14 points through eight games while goaltender Matt Derry is the top-ranked keeper in the league with a .907 save percentage in five games played.
The women Hurricanes open their 2013-14 Eastern Canadian Collegiate Women’s Hockey League regular season this weekend when they travel to UNB to take on the Red Blazers for back-to-back road games at the Aitken Centre.
The puck drops at today at 3:15 p.m. while the two teams battle at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday.
The Red Blazers began their season last weekend when they visited the Acadia University, winning the first game 3-2 and tying the second one 3-3.
The Cape Breton Capers are the fourth entry in the league.