UPEI announces 2014 Mulligan Cup and introduces new Soccer Festival

...you can see it in the athletes’ eyes and in their actions on the field. That’s what makes this tournament so great to watch.
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Posted on Friday, 8 August 2014

UPEI Soccer is excited to announce the 2014 Mulligan Cup schedule, and introduce the inaugural Mulligan Cup Soccer Festival. UPEI Athletics and Recreation invites the PEI community to come out, have fun, and enjoy the beautiful game of soccer.

The UPEI men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams open training camps on Friday, August 22 in preparation for the Mulligan Cup held August 30–31. This is the third annual Mulligan Cup Invitational, providing an excellent opportunity for coaches to make final roster decisions. The league opener will take place on September 5 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with the men’s team taking on Acadia.

In honour of Vince Mulligan, ageless varsity UPEI soccer and hockey coach throughout the 80s and 90s, this tournament has proved to be a great way to kick off the season and showcase the teams to their supporters. “I really look forward to this time of year when we get a chance to look at the new athletes in camp,” said Mulligan. “You always go in to a new year with great expectations, and you can see it in the athletes’ eyes and in their actions on the field. That’s what makes this tournament so great to watch.”

New this year is the introduction of a soccer festival as part of the Mulligan Cup. The festival includes soccer stations and activities such as penalty kicks, soccer tennis, a ball machine, a juggling competition, music, a barbecue, and much more! There will also be age appropriate small-sided pickup games on MacAdam Field, so bring your friends, cleats, and cheer to support our men’s and women’s Panther soccer teams.

Teams competing in the tournament this year are the University of Moncton Blue Eagles, the Holland College Hurricanes, and the UPEI Panthers. The UPEI men’s team will also host the PEIFC senior men’s team to kick off the weekend. Admission for the games is $6/day.

2014 Mulligan Cup schedule:

Friday, August 29
7:00 pm (M)—PEIFC vs. UPEI

Saturday, August 30
10:00 am–12:30 pm—Soccer Festival (admission by donation, includes Panther games)
1:00 pm (W)—Holland College vs. UPEI
3:00 pm (M)—Holland College vs. UPEI

Sunday, August 31
12:00 pm (W)—UdeM vs. UPEI
2:00 pm (M)—UdeM vs. UPEI
4:00 pm (W)—Holland College vs. UdeM
6:00 pm (M)—Holland College vs. UdeM

Go Panthers Go!

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