The Holland Hurricanes men’s football team hosted the Dalhousie University Tigers on Saturday night in Atlantic Football League (AFL) regular season action; it was the Hurricanes 2021 home opener at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall. The ‘Canes entered the weekend after a 43-8, week one defeat to the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Red Bombers, while the Tigers opened their season with a decisive 63-0 victory over the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves.
On Saturday night, under the lights in Cornwall, the Tigers would grab the early lead with a rushing touchdown, holding a 7-0 advantage through the first quarter.
The game would break open in the second quarter, with the Tigers scoring a touchdown, field goal and another touchdown in the final moments of the first half to take a commanding 31-0 lead entering the break.
A single off a missed field goal, and a converted field goal in the third quarter, ended the scoring on the night, with the Tigers taking the 35-0 victory.
The loss drops the ‘Canes to 0-2 while the Tigers improve to 2-0 with the win. The Tigers sit tied atop the AFL standings with UNB (2-0), while the Hurricanes and Seawolves sit tied for third at 0-2.
An important game awaits the Hurricanes this Sunday, October 3 when they travel to Saint John, New Brunswick to visit the Seawolves at Canada Games Stadium in a battle for third place; kick off is at 1pm.
The ‘Canes next home game takes place on Saturday, October 16 versus UNBSJ.
Connect with the football Hurricanes at www.facebook.com/canesmfootball, www.twitter.com/canesmfootball and www.instagram.com/canesmfootball.
For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.