The UPEI men’s hockey team will take on the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus in an exhibition game on Saturday, December 29, at 7:30 pm at the Credit Union Arena in Tignish.
Currently, the UPEI Panthers sit in sixth place in the AUS, while the Aigles Bleus lead slightly in league standings in fifth place. The Panthers are looking forward to drawing a large crowd to western PEI and are thrilled to reach out to Island communities to showcase the team, its competitors, and the league.
“It always adds more significance when we have players representing the surrounding communities,” said Panthers Head Coach Forbes MacPherson. “There is that added element of playing in front of family and friends. We’re looking forward to the game and to providing some of our players with the opportunity to play on their ‘home ice.’”
“I’m personally looking forward to playing back in Tignish; it’s my first time playing there competitively since I was about 10 years old,” said Jordan Knox, fifth-year forward from Skinners Pond. “It should be a high-energy game for the players and fans so we hope to see a full-house.”
Tickets can be purchased at the arena in advance or on game night for $10 adults, $5 students/seniors.