The Panther season will kick off as both rugby and soccer teams start their seasons at home on Saturday, September 8. The UPEI Athletics and Recreation department is planning events for home games for the upcoming season to get both teams and fans excited to play and cheer on their UPEI Panthers.
The women’s soccer team will start things off as they take on the Mount Allison Mounties on Saturday at 2:00 pm, followed by the women’s rugby team competing against the St. Thomas Tommies at 3:00, and the men’s soccer battle against Mount Allison at 4:15.
This year, the men’s soccer team will be hosting the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Championship, November 2–4, and will be aiming for a berth in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Championship, November 8–11, hosted by Laval.
On the women’s side, the soccer team, after three years in the finals, will be looking for their second AUS Championship and a trip to the CIS Championship hosted by the University of Victoria.
The AUS women’s rugby will be adjusting to a new schedule with the addition of St. Thomas to the league. New this season, will be an AUS Championship weekend held at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) October 27–28 with the finalists competing in the CIS Championship, November 2–4, also hosted at StFX.
Season passes are now on sale for all UPEI Panther teams, and can be purchased by visiting gopanthersgo.ca.