Women’s Hockey Panthers welcome Lindsay Johnston

Submitted photo of new recruit Lindsay Johnston
Lindsay possesses leadership skills that will help us going forward.
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Posted on Friday, 14 February 2014

UPEI Women’s Hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson is pleased to announce that Lindsay Johnston is joining the Panthers for the 2014-15 season.

The 5’7’’ forward from Bowmanville, Ontario is currently playing her third season with the Durham West Lightning of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League.

Donaldson believes that Johnston will quickly adapt to the AUS game because of her size, speed, and aggressive style of play. “Lindsay possesses leadership skills that will help us going forward. She has great game sense and plays both ends of the ice with passion,” he said. “Her speed and aggressiveness are well suited to the style of play ‘out East.’ We are looking forward to Lindsay stepping in as a leader and contributing to our goal of academic and athletic excellence.”

Johnston will study psychology and says she chose UPEI because it was a terrific mix of athletics and academics. “When I visited Prince Edward Island, I fell in love with the city of Charlottetown, the UPEI campus, and the facilities,” she said. “The girls on the team made me feel welcome and at home, so it was an easy decision and just felt right.”

The gritty forward also said she is anxious to start her AUS/CIS career and is looking forward to the overall University experience with the Panthers.

UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman welcomes Johnston to the UPEI family. “I would like to welcome Lindsay to the University of Prince Edward Island, she’s a great addition to the Panther family,” he said.

Go Panthers Go!

Panther Action this weekend:
Friday, February 14
7:00 pm (W) Hockey @ Mount Allison
7:30 pm (M) Hockey vs. Saint Mary's (Senior Recognition Night)

Saturday, February 15
6:00 pm (W) Basketball @ Memorial
7:00 pm (M) Hockey vs. StFX- “Billy Mulligan Night” - Panther hockey recognizes the contribution made by Billy Mulligan who has shown leadership and continuous effort in working to better the program
8:00 pm (M) Basketball @ Memorial

Sunday, February 16
11:00 am (W) Basketball @ Memorial
1:00 pm (M) Basketball @ Memorial

All games are webcast on AUStv (http://austv.ca/)

For information:
Ron Annear
UPEI Athletics and Recreation
(902) 566-0991
annear@upei.ca