Panthers at Home, October 13-15

Women’s hockey home-opener, plus men’s hockey and men’s and women’s soccer
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
UPEI Women's Hockey is looking for a win in its first home game of the season

The Panther home-schedule is full this weekend, with the home-opener for UPEI Women’s Hockey, the Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament, and games for men’s hockey and both soccer teams.

UPEI Men’s Hockey starts off the weekend with a home game against the Université de Moncton, Friday at 7:00 pm, in MacLauchlan Arena. The Panthers had a tough time with the Aigles Bleus in their last match-up, coming back from a big goal deficit to beat them in overtime.

“We will be looking to have a better start this Friday vs UdeM,” said coach Forbes MacPherson. “Our team showed a tremendous amount of resolve for a very gutsy win last week, but reality is you cannot expect to overcome those type of deficits on a regular basis. We will be adding a couple of players back to the line-up that will be a nice boost for the team.”

UPEI Women’s Hockey plays its home-opener Saturday evening at 7:00 pm in MacLauchlan Arena. Coach Bruce Donaldson says the team is looking forward to starting the season against back-to-back AUS Champions Saint Mary’s University.

“ We played them in pre-season and lost 3-1,” he said. “It was a great yard stick and clearly showed we had some work to do to get ready for this coming weekend. The keys to winning will be to control their big players and take advantage of any power-play and penalty-killing opportunities that come along.”

Both Panther soccer teams play at home Saturday afternoon. The women host Dalhousie University at 1:00 pm.

“Coming into the last half of the season, it’s important we find another gear,” said coach Graeme McDonald. “Every point counts now, and we have to be mentally prepared and ready to compete.” 

The men hit the field at 3:15 pm, also against Dal.

“The Tigers have a strong team this year, but we have been performing well recently,” said coach Lewis Page. “We are looking to turn those performances into points this weekend.”

Even mid-season, the Panther Package is a deal that can’t be beat. For just $75, the Panther Package gives you admission to every home game for UPEI Women’s and Men’s Soccer, UPEI Women’s and Men’s Rugby, UPEI Women’s and Men’s Basketball, and UPEI Women’s Hockey. Head to gopanthersgo.ca and click on ‘tickets’!

And don’t forget season tickets for UPEI Men’s Hockey! Your $190 dollars gives you a reserved seat, 15 individual tickets, 2-for-1 golf at Fox Meadows Golf and Country Club (until May 31, 2018), a 10% discount card at Source for Sports, 2 for 1 large pizza for the year at Domino’s, and a $50 discount towards your Panther Package!

Remember, UPEI students get into all Panther home games for free. Let’s fill the stands and make 2017–18 the best season ever!

Ron Annear
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Athletics and Recreation
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