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Panthers at Home, Homecoming edition

Annual basketball green and white scrimmage, alumni admittance free to all homecoming games
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Calling all UPEI alumni! It’s time to suit up in your finest UPEI swag and come back to cheer on your Panthers for Homecoming 2018.

Get an early jump on the weekend with the annual UPEI Men’s Basketball Green & White Scrimmage. Get to know the newest Panthers by catching this inter-squad game Thursday evening at 6:00 pm in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

“We are very excited to kick off the 2018–2019 campaign,” said coach Darrell Glenn. “Six new Panthers join a team that made steady movement last year. We expect to defend better on the ball and shoot a much better percentage from the three-point line—two areas that really hurt our young and inexperienced team last season.”

Each Panther will be hungry as they compete for roster positions on the eve of their exhibition season. Admission is by donation.

Homecoming 2018 starts in earnest on the soccer pitch Friday evening, as both teams defend the home turf against the Université de Moncton. The women suit up at 5:00 pm.

“We need to come out this weekend and step it up physically and mentally and finish our chances when they come along,” said Graeme McDonald, coach of the UPEI Women’s Soccer team.

Stick around after the women’s game, as the men take the field at 7:15 pm.

“UPEI Men’s Soccer is looking forward to hosting U de M,” said coach Lewis Page. “We have performed well in recent games and are looking to turn performance into points this weekend.”

Friday is Alumni Night, with all alumni receiving free admission. The first 200 people through the gate will receive a special Panther gift. Come help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Panthers’ 1998 AUAA Championship Team and join us for a post-game social at Boston Pizza.

Friday evening also sees pre-season exhibition action for the UPEI Women’s Hockey team. The Panthers take on Mount Allison at 7:00 pm at MacLauchlan Arena.

“We have performed well in recent games and are looking to turn performance into points this weekend,” said coach Bruce Donaldson.

Alumni are also admitted to the women’s hockey game for free. The first 30 fans in the arena will receive a special Panther gift.

The women hit the ice again Saturday evening at 7:00 pm with an exhibition match against the Dalhousie University Tigers. UPEI alumni will receive free admission.

Sunday, UPEI Soccer hosts the University of New Brunswick. The women’s game starts at 1:00 pm on the UPEI Artificial Turf Field. The men’s game begins at 3:15 pm. All UPEI alumni are admitted free.

Go Panthers Go!

Ron Annear
Athletics and Recreation
(902) 566-0991
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