UPEI Women’s Hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson is very pleased to announce Islanders Cassidy McCabe and Emma Weatherbie will join the Panthers for the 2014-15 season.
“Any time we can keep two great Island players home to play in our program is a very positive statement on both the school and the program,” said Donaldson. “Both McCabe and Weatherbie have had success at the AA level, playing as the host team at the Esso Nationals, the Atlantic Challenge Cup, as well as Team Atlantic experience. They have the ability to score, have great work ethic, and while Weatherbie is known for being very quick, both players like getting into the tough areas on the ice. These girls will complement our team brand of play, and will be great additions on and off the ice.”
McCabe is a forward who played with the Capital Distract Cyclones from peewee to second-year midget, then finished her midget career with the Central Storm in 2013-14. In 2010, she was one of seven players chosen to represent PEI at the Four Nations Cup Skill Challenge in NFLD. In 2011, her Capital District bantam team was the Atlantic Champion.
McCabe is enrolled in UPEI’s Faculty of Science program. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play university hockey, and to have the opportunity to play in my home province with the UPEI Panthers makes the experience that much more special,” she said.
Also a forward, Weatherbie has been playing hockey for thirteen years with the Central Storm and cites among her best hockey experiences was competing at the U18 National Female Hockey Championships in Calgary with Team Atlantic and the Esso National Female Midget Championship where she was selected as “Player of the Game” with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win against Quebec.
Weatherbie is also enrolled in UPEI’s Faculty of Science program. “UPEI is a great fit for me with both hockey and education. I am very excited to be able to play the game I love at home in front of my family and friends,” she said.
UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman is thrilled to welcome two more Islanders to the Panther family. “Cassidy and Emma are wonderful additions to UPEI Women’s Hockey, and I would like to welcome each to the University of Prince Edward Island,” says Schurman.
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