Panthers at Home, February 9–10

Men’s Hockey team plays its final two games of the regular season
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The UPEI Men’s Hockey team digs in at home this weekend for the last two regular home games of the season. Friday evening at 7:00 pm, the Panthers host the Dalhousie Tigers in MacLauchlan Arena. Saturday evening, the action shifts to Charlottetown’s Eastlink Centre as the Panthers play St. Francis Xavier University. Both games begin at 7:00 pm.

The AUS play-offs begin early next week, so coach Forbes MacPherson says a good showing in these two games is crucial.

“It is important for our group to get back on track, and finish with a strong final weekend,” said MacPherson. “We are playing for positions in the standings, while focusing on the process. Play-offs will start less than a week, and we need to be performing at our highest level.”

Friday evening before the game, the Panthers will celebrate their graduating seniors. The team will salute Marcus Power, Brent Andrews, Darcy Ashley, Ryan MacKinnon, Matt Mahalak, and Connor Wilkinson. Friday evening is also Subway Night. Panther fans who buy a sandwich and a drink at any Charlottetown area Subway restaurants between now and game time will be eligible for a free ticket to the game.

Saturday’s game against St. FX is part of Hockey Day in PEI. Pop by the game early for a free skate with the Panthers and Charlottetown Islanders. Please bring your helmet. The game will feature a rubber puck toss promotion to raise funds for the Easter Seals PEI campaign. Tickets will also go on sale Saturday for the AUS Men’s Hockey Play-offs. Tickets can be purchased through the Eastlink Centre box office.

Go Panthers Go!

Ron Annear
Athletics and Recreation
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