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Seventh-ranked Panthers to play Montreal at U Sports championship

The UPEI Panthers hosted the UNB Varsity Reds in Atlantic University Sport women's playoff hockey action Sunday at MacLauchlan Arena.
The UPEI Panthers hosted the UNB Varsity Reds in Atlantic University Sport women's playoff hockey action earlier this year at MacLauchlan Arena.

Schedule released for national championship at MacLauchlan Arena

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The UPEI Panthers are ranked seventh going into the U Sports women’s hockey championship on home ice this week.

The Panthers will play the second-seeded Montreal Carabins Thursday at 7 p.m. in quarter-final play at MacLauchlan Arena. The schedule was announced Sunday afternoon.

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UPEI went 14-13-1 in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) regular season and lost in the quarter-final to the UNB Varsity Reds.

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Rachel Colle led the team in goals (10), assists (10) and points (20) during the regular season while Camille Scherger posted a 1.84 goals-against average and .932 save percentage while playing every minute of the season.

The Carabins won the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championship after a 15-4-1 regular season. Jessica Cormier and Annie Germain led the team’s offence with 23 points. Aube Racine had a 13-3-0 record with a 1.68 goals-against average and .929 save percentage.

Third-ranked Guelph Gryphons plays the No. 6 Manitoba Bison in the first game of the tournament Thursday at 3 p.m.

Top-seeded Alberta Pandas plays No. 8 Toronto Varsity Blues Friday at 3 p.m. while AUS champion St. Thomas Thomas (4) and the McGill Martlets (5) play at 7 p.m. The semifinals go Saturday at with the championship game slated for 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on tickets, visit gopanthersgo.ca/uswhctickets, call 902-629-6625, or drop by the Eastlink Centre Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


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