AFL: Hurricanes seeking an unbeaten season

Charlottetown, PE – The Holland College Hurricanes hit the road this Saturday to play the Dalhousie University Tigers at 6 p.m. at Wickwire Field in Halifax. The Hurricanes have clinched first place in the regular season, with a 5-0 record, while Dalhousie is tied for second place with the UNB Fredericton Red Bombers at 2-3. The UNB Saint John Seawolves are in last place with a 1-4 record.

Head coach Andrew Hickey said the team is focused on winning its final regular season game.

“There can be no letup now, even with first place sewn up. We want to go into the playoffs on a high, just like Dalhousie does, of course. We’re going for the win.”

Saturday’s game is a part of Dalhousie’s annual homecoming weekend and will be preceded by an alumni tailgating party. A festive atmosphere is expected for the game, but offensive lineman Owen MacWilliams said it won’t be a distraction for him or his teammates.

“We love playing in front of big crowds, so this weekend should be fun. I hope we can put on a good show for the fans in Halifax.”

Local fans will get the chance to see their team in action next weekend when the Hurricanes host a semi-final playoff game at UPEI Alumni Place on Saturday, October 25, at 1 p.m. Their opponent in that game is yet to be determined, as it will depend on the points each team racks up in the games this weekend. In the AFL playoffs, the top team goes up against the fourth-place team in the playoff game. If the Hurricanes win the semi-final match, they will host the championship final on Sunday, November 2.


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