Top News

Hurricanes football squad ready for first home game

Hurricanes football logo
Hurricanes football logo

Discipline key for Holland College today as it hosts UNBSJ

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The Holland College Hurricanes look to make it two in a row today as they host the UNBSJ Seawolves in their Atlantic Football League home opener.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at UPEI Canada Games Alumni Place’s MacAdam Field.

The Hurricanes defeated the Seawolves 22-17 a week ago in Saint John, N.B. The game was full of lessons learned, head coach Ross Young said.

“We saw a lot of good things and there are things that we are working on tonight to get better at,” he said at practice earlier this week. “There were times where the offence left us backed up on our 15- to 20-yard line and our defence stood up and got the job done.”

Key contributions on the defensive line came from tackle Bradley Lawton and end Dennis Robler, who are ready to go for the rematch.
“The first half we were still getting it together, but by the second half we were off to the races,” said Lawton, one of the team’s veterans.
Robler said he loved every minute of his first college contest.

“We played a great game and just have to start stronger and leave it all out there.”

Young complimented the young defensive end.

“Robler is an explosive player. Our defence, led by LBs Alex Rose and Javier Bolaños, set the tone.”

Discipline will need to be better today.
“We took a lot of unnecessary penalties that almost cost us the game,” said Young.

As for today’s lineup, the coach’s formula is quite simple.

“The guys that show up in practice, work hard and execute their assignments will play in the games.”


– Compiled by Bryce Doiron for Holland College.

Recent Stories