On Saturday, January 26, UPEI will host the sixth annual UPEI Men’s Hockey Alumni Night. Former Panthers from across generational lines will lace up and compete in ‘Green and White’ games starting at 4:00 pm in the MacLauchlan Arena. Due to overwhelming numbers, both ice surfaces will be used, and more than 40 players will be broken up into four strong teams.
The alumni action wraps up around 5:30 pm as everyone gets set to watch the UPEI men’s hockey team take on Saint Mary’s University at 7:00 pm, while the women’s hockey team hosts St. Thomas University at 7:30 pm.
Before the men’s game, Michael O’Brien (SDU’63), former SDU hockey player who has since helped to build the men’s Panther hockey program will be honoured. O’Brien will drop the celebratory puck and will be joined on the ice by the current and former Panther players as his jersey is raised.
An alumni reception will take place during the UPEI Panther games in the viewing area of Arena “A” and is open to all UPEI alumni. This is a great chance to re-connect with former classmates, teammates, and chat with former Panthers!
The weekend hockey action begins on Friday, January 25, with the UPEI men’s team facing off against the St. FX X-Men at 7:00 pm in the MacLauchlan Arena. The UPEI women’s hockey team will play the St. FX X-Women on Sunday, January 27 at 4:00 pm in Antigonish.