Dec 01, 2016
Charlottetown, PEI (December 1, 2016)—The UPEI Men's Hockey Panthers will be looking for redemption when they take on the Acadia Axemen on Friday, December 2 at MacLauchlan Arena. The Panthers are heading into the final game of the first half of the season with a 5-9-2 record, having lost 5-2 to the Acadia Axemen (10-5-1) last Saturday night in Wolfville.With the Thursday night game versus Saint Mary's postponed due to weather, UPEI hopes to take advantage of the break and turnaround their losing streak by ending Acadia's winning ways of late. The Axemen have picked up nine of their last ten possible points.Cheering on the Panthers at the match-up will be members of Canada's national sledge hockey team who are set to play in the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, December 4-10, also at MacLauchlan Arena. Team Canada members will participate in a ceremonial puck drop and a sledge hockey demonstration during the first intermission. There will also be extra 50-50 draws for complimentary tickets to the sledge hockey event, where Team Canada, including PEI's own Billy Bridges, will battle against teams from the United States, Korea, and Norway.Donations are being accepted throughout the game for the UPEI Campus Food Bank. Puck drop is 7:00 pm.