Panthers at Home, January 30 to February 2

Women’s Hockey play on Bell Let’s Talk Night, Basketball hosts Shoot for the Cure
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Panthers give back this week with a pair of important games in support of mental health and breast cancer research with Bell Let’s Talk Night and Shoot for the Cure events.

Wednesday

UPEI Women’s Hockey plays a make-up game at 7:00 pm against Mount Allison University in MacLauchlan Arena.

“Mount A is playing very well these days,” said coach Bruce Donaldson. “They are a hard-working team that is clearly building for the future. We have been fortunate so far, but really need to figure out how to score some goals, so it will be a great challenge for our team. We look forward to our supporters coming out and cheering us on for Bell Let’s Talk Night.”

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions on Bell Let’s Talk Day, at no extra cost to participants:

• Talk: Every mobile and every long distance call made by Bell wireless and phone customers*
• Text: Every text message sent by Bell wireless customers*
• Twitter: Every tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk, featuring the special Bell Let’s Talk emoji, and Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Twitter.com/Bell_LetsTalk
• Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame
• Instagram: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Instagram.com/bell_letstalk
• Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk filter and video view

Saturday

The annual Shoot for the Cure game sees UPEI Women’s Basketball host the University of New Brunswick at 6:00 pm in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

“Saturday is a big game for the team not only in the scope of the AUS, but also because it is our Shoot for the Cure game,” said coach Matt Gamblin. “We hope everyone can throw on something pink and come out to cheer and support!”

The game will feature a bake sale, raffle draw, and Shoot for the Cure t-shirts.

The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007, with over $1.25 million in donations to date. All 47 U SPORTS women’s basketball schools will once again participate in the program for the eighth year in a row.

“I as well as so many others have been touched by the stories and the strength of people affected by breast cancer,” said Kimeshia Henry with UPEI Women’s Basketball. “On January 20=, we are able to bring the community together to educate, raise funds and bring awareness in hopes of aiding in the fight to combat breast cancer. My team and I are so lucky to be part of this battle and we won’t let up until the fight is won.”

The men host UNB at 8:00 pm.

“After a couple of really tough losses on the road, this past weekend we are happy to be back in our familiar environment at home,” said coach Darrell Glenn. “I am hopeful that our team will play with the urgency that the situation demands.”

As usual, all UPEI students get into home games for free! Come on our and cheer on your Panthers!

Go Panthers Go!

Ron Annear
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Athletics and Recreation
Phone: 
(902) 566-0991
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