By Tanner Doiron
It was a headline type of day for the UPEI Panthers yesterday, as a familiar name to the Hockey world on PEI was officially signed to the Panthers Men's Hockey roster.
Tuesday afternoon, the UPEI Mens Hockey management announced it's newest Panther, Charlottetown native - Kameron Kielly.
Kielly, who is fresh off the ice from the National Hockey League's Winnipeg Jets and the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose camps, will look to add to the Panthers offense this season. Head Coach, Forbes MacPherson commented on the signing saying - "We are very excited to add Kam to our line-up. He is a complete player that does many things very well. He competes every night and has a high level of skill with that compete!"
Here's A breakdown of Kameron Kielly's career to date:
Hometown, Charlottetown PEI
Age 20 | Height 6'0 | Weight 185 lbs
2012 Drafted by Gatineau of the QMJHL in round 1, 18th overall
2013 Canada Atlantic U-17 Team Captain
2013-2014 Charlottetwon Islanders (QMJHL) -GP 66 | G 10 | A 21 | PTS 31
2014-2015 Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) -GP 67 | G 16 | A 33 | PTS 49
2015-2016 Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)- GP 48 | G 15 | A 27 | PTS 42
2016-2017 Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)- GP 65 | G 34 | A 40 | PTS 74
In Kielly's complete QMJHL career, he played in 306 games, scoring 77 goals, assisting with 125, and finishing with a total 202 points.
You can see Kielly in action this Friday night, 7:00pm for the Men's Hockey Home Opener at the Bell Aliant Centre as they take on the defending National Champions the UNB Varsity Reds.
MacPherson stated one final message to fans in regards to Friday nights game- "This is a fun time of year. We have put a lot of work into preparation, and now the regular season kicks off. Looking forward to getting the season going. We have the defending National Champions at home on Friday. It will be a great test right out of the gate. Great measuring stick for us!"
UPEI Men's Hockey season tickets are on sale at the following locations:
Chi Wan Young Sports Centre Front Desk
Friday, October 6
1:00 pm - Game Time
Bell Aliant Centre Box Office
For those that have already purchased, your ticket packages are ready and you're encouraged to pick them up! Game day tickets go on sale Friday at 6:00 pm at the Box Office.
Std. Coordinator, Sport & Communications
Department of Athletics & Recreation