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Women’s hockey team staying home to play UNB tonight and Sunday

Holland College Hurricanes

The Holland College Hurricanes men's and women's basketball teams continue road swings in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association with whistle stops in Truro, N.S., and Sackville, N.B., today and Sunday, respectively.

Games today versus Dal-AC are 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men), while Sunday against Mount Allison, it’s 2:30 p.m. (women) and 4:30 p.m. (men).

Meanwhile, the Holland College women’s hockey team hosts UNB in Eastern Canadian Women’s Hockey League action today at 7:45 p.m., and Sunday at 3:15 p.m..

Both games are at Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown.


Women’s hockey

Holland College is last in the Eastern Canadian Women’s Hockey League with an 0-5-1 record while UNB is second at 4-1-3.

UNB won the last two meetings 4-2 and 4-3 in Fredericton, N.B., but the Hurricanes earned their first point of the season two weeks ago with 1-1 tie against Acadia University.

The Hurricanes face Cape Breton University next weekend in Sydney, N.S., before hosting CBU Feb. 8-9 in Borden-Carleton.

The ECWHL championship is March 15 to 16 in Fredericton.


Women’s basketball

Holland College enters the weekend with a record of 9-2 and in second place in the ACAA regular season standings, and are eighth in the national women’s rankings.

Dal-AC is 2-8 record while Mount Allison is  6-5.  The Hurricanes have played each team once this season, winning both games.


Men’s basketball

The Hurricanes also sit in second place in the ACAA standings with an identical 9-2 record, and have been moved up to number six in the national rankings.

The Hurricanes defeated Dal-AC (1-10) and Mount Allison (6-5) already this season.

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Organizations: Holland College, Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, Hockey League Cape Breton University Eastlink Centre

Geographic location: Truro, Fredericton, Sydney

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