It's a busy couple of days for the Panthers at home for the weekend of October 28-30. UPEI will see action in soccer, hockey, and the Atlantic University Field Hockey Championships.
The UPEI Men's and Women's Soccer teams are in the home stretch as they play their last home games of the regular season this weekend. Both teams play Mount Allison on Friday evening. The women's game begins at 5 pm. The men start at 7:15 pm.
"The players are focused and feeling positive going into our last home game," said Graeme McDonald, coach of the UPEI Women's Soccer team. "We will have to show a strong attacking mentality and aggressive defending. We are ready to go all out to get the win."
"UPEI Men's Soccer is looking forward to finishing the regular season at home versus Mount Allison on Friday night," said Lewis Page, coach of the men's team. "We will be looking for a victory on a night when we honour our graduating seniors."
Friday is Seniors Night for UPEI Soccer, and special tribute will be paid to the graduating senior members of the teams.
The UPEI Men's and Women's Hockey teams play a pair of games each at home this weekend. The men play Friday night at 7 pm against St. Francis Xavier, and Saturday at 7 pm against Dalhousie University.
"These are two big games with two opponents that are off to a great start their respective seasons," said Forbes MacPherson, coach of the UPEI Men's Hockey team. "We are somewhat familiar with both teams, having played them last weekend. We will need to be at our very best to secure a win both nights."
The women's hockey team plays Saturday at 3 pm against the Université de Moncton, and again Sunday at 6 pm versus Mount Allison.
"The players have had a strong week of practice and are looking forward to playing both games at home this weekend," said coach Bruce Donaldson. "We look forward to getting our offence production going and having stronger success with our specialty team opportunities."
UPEI also hosts the Atlantic University Field Hockey (AUFH) Championship this weekend.
"Going into the final tournament the team is feeling confident and focused," said UPEI Field Hockey coach Sheila Bell. "With strong leadership from captain Sydney Stavert and a balanced team approach, we are taking it one game at a time."
Sunday's games in the tournament will all be broadcast live on AUStv. Find a complete schedule at http://www.austv.ca/.
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