Panthers at Home, September 14–16

Soccer and rugby home openers, first UPEI cross-country invitational
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Friday, September 14, 2018

The Panthers are back for the 2018–2019 season! The University of Prince Edward Island has home games aplenty this weekend with three home openers and the first ever UPEI cross-country invitational meet in Victoria Park.

The weekend starts with the home opener for UPEI Women’s Soccer. The Panthers take on Mount Allison at 5:00 pm at the UPEI turf field. “We need to be patient in possession and creative up against an organized Mount A team,” said coach Graeme McDonald.

The men’s soccer team takes on the Mounties at 7:15 pm. “UPEI Men’s Soccer are excited to be hosting Mount Allison, our closest rival on Friday night and the defending national champions Cape Breton Capers on Sunday,” said coach Lewis Page. “We have an exciting young team that are eager to show Panthers fans what they can do.”

UPEI Men’s Hockey hosts the Université de Moncton for a preseason game at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, UPEI hosts the first ever UPEI Cross-Country Invitational Meet. The meet begins at noon at Charlottetown’s beautiful Victoria Park. “The cross country and track and field teams have been somewhat invisible—strong results, but the home fans never got to see the athletes compete,” said coach Colin MacAdam. “The course will be fast and the competition will be strong so we are looking for some good performances.”

UPEI Women’s Rugby has its home opener Saturday at 2:00 pm against St. Francis Xavier University. “Home openers are always a good time,” said coach John LaBoyne. “Getting the chance to play in front of family, friends and the UPEI students is special. Playing the multi-time national champions is always a tough row to hoe. St. FX has a great program that has been the epitome of success in the AUS for many years. The Panthers always rise to any challenge and will play their best and hardest no matter who it is.”

After a Saturday’s rest, both soccer teams return to the UPEI turf to take on Cape Breton University. The women play at 1:00 pm. The men take to the field at 3:15 pm.

The Panther Package is on sale now for only $90. The Panther Package gets you into every home game for Women’s and Men’s Soccer, Women’s Rugby, Women’s and Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Hockey! This offer expires Friday, September 14. Buy it now and receive a limited edition Panther ball cap.

Picture yourself at all 48 Panther home games this season! The Panther All-Access Pass gives you everything in the Panther Pass, but includes tickets to Men’s Hockey home games. This amazing deal is just $250 and expires Friday, September 14.

Visit gopanthersgo.ca/tickets to grab these specials.

Go Panthers Go!

Ron Annear
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Athletics and Recreation
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(902) 566-0991
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