Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes student athletes for their achievements and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Amanda Stanyer and Kameron Kielly, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for September 24–30.
For the last four years, the UNB Reds, St. FX X-Men, Acadia Axemen and the Saint Mary’s Huskies have sat comfortably atop the AUS standings. It’s about time that changes and the UPEI Panthers are hoping they’re the ones to breakup the party.
The UPEI Women’s and Men’s Hockey teams both see pre-season action this weekend at home. The women take on Saint Mary’s University on Friday evening at 7:00 pm. They lace up their skates again Saturday at 2:00 pm for an exhibition game against the University of New Brunswick. The men wrap up the weekend with a game against the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday evening at 7:00 pm.
The Saint Mary’s Huskies protected home ice with a 5-2 win over the UPEI Panthers, in the decisive game three of their 2018 Subway AUS men’s hockey quarterfinal playoff series, on Sunday night at the Halifax Forum.
Since the Christmas break, the UPEI Panthers defeated the St. FX X-Men, UNB Varsity Reds (both of which were dethroned as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team after a meeting with the Panthers) and a tough Acadia Axemen squad twice. Now you can add the Dalhousie Tigers – who were riding a five-game win streak – to that list.