Panthers at Home, October 26 to 28

Soccer winds up season; men’s and women’s hockey looks to continue their success
Friday, October 26, 2018
UPEI Women's Field Hockey plays hosts the AUFH championships this weekend

UPEI Men’s and Women’s Soccer will honour their graduating seniors this weekend as the Panthers wind down the 2018 season. Both teams play their final games at home Friday night. The women host Saint Mary’s University at 5:00 pm.

“We need to continue our excellent home form and everyone has to come into this game with a positive mind set,” said coach Graeme McDonald. “We need to be creative in possession against a well organized SMU team.”

The men hosts Saint Mary’s later this evening at 7:15 pm.

“UPEI Men’s Soccer is looking to end the season strong and send our seniors out on a winning note,” said coach Lewis Page.

That same night, the Panther Men’s Hockey team plays host to Saint Mary’s University.

“Once again, this is another big weekend for us,” said coach Forbes MacPherson. “It is crucial to pick up points at home. We know that we will have a couple of teams coming in very hungry, and we will have to be prepared and energized to continue to have some success.”

UPEI Women’s Hockey team gets its crack at Saint Mary’s Saturday at 2:00 pm.

“The team is looking forward to hosting the two-time defending AUS champion Huskies,” said coach Bruce Donaldson. “While their team looks a little different from the past two years, they are still one of the top teams in the league. They have strong goaltending, they play very physical, and they are strong on their sticks. Discipline will be key. It may come down to specialty teams. It should be another great game.”

Also Saturday at 2:00 pm, UPEI Men's Rugby will hit the pitch at MacAdam Field when they host Mount Allison in club play.

UPEI Men’s Hockey hits the ice again Saturday, hosting Acadia University. The puck drops at 7:00 pm.

Meanwhile, UPEI is also hosting the Atlantic University Field Hockey Championships this weekend. The Panthers are looking spectacular heading into this tournament, with an impressive unbeaten record this season, picking up nine wins, no losses, and one tie against defending champions Dalhousie.

“We’ll need a solid effort from everyone on the team,” said coach Lacey MacLauchlan. “To be successful, our defence needs to be tight, and we have to capitalize on our opportunities when they come.”

The Panthers play their first game of the tournament Saturday at noon against UNB Saint John. For a full preview, including a schedule for the weekend, see the tournament preview written by Thomas Becker.

Go Panthers Go!

Ron Annear
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