Panthers at Home, October 19-21

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
UPEI Men's Basketball plays Holland College Thursday night at 8

The Panthers are busy in the coming days on the ice, basketball court, and soccer pitch. Here’s your roundup of Panther home games for October 19–21.

Thursday night, UPEI Men’s Basketball plays a pre-season game with cross-town rivals Holland College. Coach Darrell Glenn said even though the game is an exhibition match, it's not one the team is taking lightly.

“Holland College is a well-coached team with loads of talent, and that’s exactly what our team needs to face right now as we continue to prepare for our upcoming season,” said Glenn.

The Hurricanes are sure to bring their own fans, so make sure you show up with your green and white on to cheer on your Panthers. Tip-off is at 8 pm the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

With three games scheduled for Saturday afternoon and evening, you might as well bring the family and make a day of it! UPEI Women’s Soccer starts the day with its final home-game of the regular season at 1 pm against Memorial University.

“It’s at the point now where we have to roll up our sleeves and get the job done,” said coach Graeme McDonald. “Memorial is a top team, but we have home advantage to get the result needed.”

UPEI Men’s Soccer gets its turn against MUN at 3:15 pm. Coach Lewis Page says the team feels the momentum of the late season.

“UPEI Men’s Soccer continues to improve each week,” said Page. “We are looking to build on our win last weekend against Dalhousie with another strong performance against Memorial.”

After the soccer games wrap up, grab a quick supper and come on back to campus for some AUS hockey. UPEI Women’s Hockey hosts St. Francis Xavier University at 7 pm in MacLauchlan Arena.

“St. FX is coming off two wins during opening weekend and sports an amazing power play,” said coach Bruce Donaldson. “Clearly we need to play five-on-five hockey with St. FX—they are one of the best skilled teams in the AUS. They are a well-balanced team with strong mobile defence, active forwards, and solid goaltending. We need to match their skill set, utilize our speed, and make sure we stay away from penalties.”

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 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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