Panthers at Home, January 5—6

UPEI Men’s and Women’s Hockey defend home ice
Posted: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Both UPEI hockey teams are returning from the holiday break with new energy and feeling optimistic about the second half of the season. The UPEI men’s squad kicks off the weekend Friday evening at 7:00 pm with a game at home against St. Francis Xavier University. The game will be broadcast on Bell Aliant TV 1.

“It is important for us to get off to a good start in the second half,” said coach Forbes MacPherson. “We are in a battle for a play-off position, and there are only 12 games remaining in the regular season. We will need to be playing the right way to secure a play-off spot and to be a threat in the play-offs.”

The women get their shot at St. FX the next day at 3:00 pm.

“They have a very strong program with great balance upfront and a mobile defence core,” said coach Bruce Donaldson. “We need to stay out of the penalty box, take away their time and space, and control the boards if we want to have success. They typically take lots of shots so we need to keep them to the outside so we can defend well. Offensively, we need to take advantage of the opportunities presented to us. They don’t make many mistakes, so it’s important to capitalize on them when they happen.”

The men host the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday at 7:00 pm.

UPEI Athletics and Recreation is still offering a second-half package for UPEI Men’s Hockey so you won’t miss a second of the action. For $90, you receive:

  • tickets to the seven remaining home games
  • a playoff holding seat
  • unlimited 2-for-1 at Domino’s Pizza
  • a 10% off card for Source for Sports
  • two buddy passes
  • ticket redemption night, Saturday, February 10 vs St. Francis Xavier University at the Eastlink Centre during Hockey Day on PEI.

For more information, visit Panther Central or email lread@upei.ca

Ron Annear
Department: 
Athletics and Recreation
Phone: 
(902) 566-0991
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