Panthers at Home, February 23–24

Women’s and men’s basketball wind down regular-season play
Thursday, February 22, 2018

The UPEI Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams will play their final games of the regular season this weekend at home. On Friday, February 23, the Panthers host St. Francis Xavier with the women tipping off at 6 pm and the men at 8 pm. Action gets underway again at 6 pm on Saturday, February 24 when the UPEI women’s team takes on the Dalhousie Tigers. The UPEI Men’s Basketball team plays Dal at 8 pm.

“The team is hoping to finish the season on a winning note when they host St. Francis Xavier and Dalhousie,” said UPEI Women’s Basketball head coach Greg Gould. “We always want to be playing well heading into the AUS playoffs. We are in a position to finish as high as third in conference standings, but would need a sweep to have any chance of that happening.”

The Panthers will hold a weekend-long drive at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre to collect donations for the UPEI Food Bank. A collection box will set up in the lower lobby beginning Thursday evening. And, in keeping with the food theme, Panther fans should look for the “Cooking for KidSport” booth in the upper lobby to buy raffle tickets in support of Kidsport PEI.

Easter Seals Ambassador Brayden White will do the ceremonial tip-off at the men’s game Friday night while during half-time, the final qualifiers will be determined for the Domino's Shoot to Win Contest which will take place on Saturday. People who have qualified throughout the season for the “final” will now have their opportunity to shoot baskets for a chance to win $10,000. 

On Saturday, before the games, the Panthers will celebrate their graduating seniors. The UPEI women’s team will salute Leah Robinson, Jane McLaughlan, and Kiera Rigby while the men’s squad will honour Stefan Vujisic and Samy Mohamed. Saturday is also AVC Day at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Dr. Greg Keefe, Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College, will perform the ceremonial tip-off at the women’s game. Bell Tv1 will be broadcasting both of Saturday's games.

Go Panthers Go!


Ron Annear
Athletics and Recreation
(902) 566-0991
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