Seawolves fall to Hurricanes
Sept. 24, 2017, 9 p.m.

By Bradley Collins 

Charlottetown, PE – The Holland College Hurricanes men’s football team hit the road for their second game of the 2017 season and cruised to a 49-0 victory over the UNB Saint John Seawolves on Saturday, Sept. 23. 

On a beautiful day in Saint John, the Hurricanes coaching staff’s game plan for the defence fell into place with the team playing tough 3 up, 3down football. 

Head Coach Ross Young said the defence took control of the game early on, allowing the Hurricane offence to get to work and do their thing. The defensive line shut down the Seawolves offensive production all game long, Young said. 

“The players prepared well, fixed some mental mistakes in their ...

Hurricanes seek redemption
Sept. 21, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

By Bradley Collins

Charlottetown – The Holland College Hurricanes men’s football team will look to go 1-1 on their season when they hit the road to square off against the UNB - Saint John Seawolves this Saturday at 1 p.m.

 After a disappointing loss to start their 2017 campaign last week, head coach Ross Young and his coaching staff broke down the game film to correct basic mistakes made on both sides of the ball.

 “They’ve been preparing for Saint John all week. The Seawolves bring a lot of pressure from the defense. They do expect the blitz and a read option run play game. The Seawolves also get good yardage on the ground from their running game. It ...

Hurricanes fall to Red Bombers in season opener
Sept. 18, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

By Bradley Collins

Charlottetown, P.E.I. – The Holland College Hurricanes men’s football team kicked off their homecoming weekend season opener with a 30-14 loss to the UNB -Fredericton Red Bombers on Saturday.

It was a tight, toughly fought, scoring game in the first half; but ultimately, the Hurricanes lost their momentum. There were a couple of crucial turnovers and late in the fourth quarter, the Hurricanes just couldn’t stop the running game.

Although the outcome wasn’t exactly what the coaching staff and team would like, head coach Ross Young says he saw a lot of positive things in the way his team played.

“Cole Brydges and each and every one of our receivers made some big ...

Link to livestreaming video of the game
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Fans who can't make the game can watch the livestream here.

HURRICANES PREPARE FOR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME OF THE SEASON
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

By Bradley Collins

Charlottetown, P.E.I. - The Holland College Hurricanes football team kicks off against the UNB-Fredericton red bombers this Saturday at 12 noon at MacAdam Field, UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place in the season opener for the Atlantic Football League.

Head Coach Ross Young and his coaching staff are very excited about the 2017 Hurricanes and the expectations from fans for their team.

“It’s exciting. It is going to be a beautiful day. Our players are very anxious to show their supporters what the team can do,” he said.

Young and his staff know the team is in for a tough fight. The Red Bombers are a hard running team with deep receiver threats.

“They will want ...

Former Hurricane Kay Okafor Drafted by Hamilton
May 30, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

Charlottetown – Former Holland College Hurricane Kay Okafor has been drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Okafor, who played for the Hurricanes in 2012 while attending U.P.E.I., was selected in the third round, 21st overall, in the 2017 CFL draft. Right now, he’s at the team’s training camp, preparing for the season, which starts June 8.

Michael O’Grady, president of the team, said the Hurricanes are delighted with Okafor’s success.

“We are very proud of what Kay has accomplished, as a student and as an athlete. We knew he had special abilities and tremendous potential the day he walked into our training camp. We wish him all the best as he pursues his career. We ...

Hurricanes hold spring training camp
April 21, 2017, 11:08 a.m.

Charlottetown – The Holland Hurricanes Football Club, a member of the Atlantic Football League and three-time winner of the Moosehead Cup, is holding a spring camp April 28 to 30. Prospects playing high school and varsity football aged 15 and older are welcome to attend.

The camp starts on Friday, April 28, with a team meeting at 6 p.m. in the gym in the Centre for Community Engagement on the college’s Prince of Wales Campus in Charlottetown. Following the meeting, there will be a hog jog and workout.

Saturday’s camp will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 29 at the Norton Diamond Soccer Complex in Stratford, where the players will undergo 40-yard time ...

Former Holland College Hurricane lineman set to attend Tropical Bowl
Jan. 11, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

By Thomas Becker
Charlottetown, PE -- What does a high school student from Boston do if he wants to pursue a post-secondary education and continue to play football? Choosing to go to Prince Edward Island to attend Holland College might not be the traditional route. But as Vernon Sainvil will tell you as he prepares for the upcoming Tropical Bowl in Daytona Beach, Florida, it’s as good a path as any.

After successful stints with the Holland College Hurricanes and the St. Francis Xavier X-Men, the 6-foot-5, 330-pound offensive lineman from Malden, Massachusetts, is gearing up in preparation for the second annual Tropical Bowl – a Division I College Football All-Star Game that features some of the brightest talents in North ...

Hurricanes fall to undefeated Dalhousie Tigers in AFL championship
Nov. 6, 2016, 5:15 p.m.

By Ryan MacEachern

Charlottetown, PE -- The Holland College Hurricanes were unable to beat the Dalhousie Tigers on the road, falling 29-11 in the battle for the Moosehead Cup in the Atlantic Football League championship game.

The ‘Canes had trouble with their running and passing game, and struggled to hold on the football, resulting in 7 turnovers and a missed chance at a fourth straight championship.

Despite the loss, head coach Ross Young was happy with his team's performance.

“I’m proud of these guys, and the way they came back in the last two weeks.” Said Young

The Hurricanes struggled to bounce back from a rough start to the first quarter and did not lead at any point in ...

Championship preview: Can Hurricanes defy odds to claim fourth consecutive title?
Nov. 4, 2016, 8:40 a.m.

By Thomas Becker

Charlottetown, PE - They accomplished the feat last weekend, but can they do it again?

After upsetting the UNB Red Bombers 15-10 in a defensive showdown, only the juggernaut Dalhousie Tigers stand in the way of the Holland College Hurricanes capturing their fourth consecutive championship.

“Last week we showed exactly what we’re capable of when we play 60 minutes of football,” said head coach Ross Young.

The experienced Tigers return to the championship game following a perfect season, overpowering their opponents at every turn. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, overcame adversity and steadily grew as a unit to earn a spot in this year’s finale.

“It’s a big task. We’re playing against a great football team ...