Panthers at Home, February 2–4

Help the Panthers help the community with Shoot for Cure, Pink in the Rink, and Bell Let’s Talk Night
Thursday, February 1, 2018

It’s a busy weekend at home for the Panthers. The UPEI Women’s Hockey team plays Friday and Saturday night. UPEI Men’s and Women’s Basketball host a two-day home stand against Memorial. And Saturday night, show your Panther pride by helping us support the Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation with Pink in the Rink and Shoot for the Cure.

Friday night, UPEI Women’s Hockey takes on St. Thomas University at 7:00 pm.

“STU has had our number all season, and if we were entering the playoffs this weekend, we would be meeting them in the first round, so setting the tone early is important,” said coach Bruce Donaldson. “STU is very patient. They play great defence, so we really need to keep the pressure on them in their end if we want to have success against them.”

Friday’s game is also a Bell Let’s Talk Night in support of mental health initiatives. Let’s keep the conversation going.

Saturday’s action begins at 6:00 pm in the Chi-Wan Young Sport Centre as the women’s basketball team plays Memorial University.

“We play two important four-point games against Memorial this weekend,” said coach Greg Gould. “If we hope to have any chance of finishing in a first-round bye position at the AUS playoffs, we will need to sweep both games from a tough high-scoring MUN team.”

The game is also part of a special Shoot for the Cure/Pink in the Rink night with UPEI Women’s Hockey. The hockey team plays across the hall in MacLauchlan Arena at 7:00 pm where they host Mount Allison University.

“While Mount A will not be making the playoffs this year, they work very hard and have had a number of very close games,” said coach Donaldson. “Their goaltending is very solid. We need to match their intensity and work well as a team in order to have success. Saturday evening we will be paying tribute to our four graduating players: Megan Sullivan, Lindsay Johnston, Madison Clarke, and team captain Emma Martin.”

Back in the gym, UPEI Men’s Basketball hosts MUN at 8:00 pm.

“There are many areas of the game that we are hoping to improve upon in preparation for this weekend’s match-up against the Seahawks,” said coach Darrell Glenn. “Specifically we want to focus on our perimetre defence and keeping people out of the key. Offensively, we will need to continue to focus on ball movement and player movement to ensure that we are getting a good shot each time down the floor.”

Sunday, UPEI Men’s and Women’s Basketball see rematches against Memorial. The women’s game starts at 1:00 pm. The men tip off at 3:00 pm. Between games, Basketball PEI will hold a ceremony to celebrate the recipients of the 2016–2017 PEI Basketball Awards.

Go Panthers Go! 

Ron Annear
Athletics and Recreation
(902) 566-0991
Contact UPEI