After a couple of times trying to play this game the weather looks like it will cooperate tonight as UPEI (11-9-3) hosts St FX (11-9-3) in a battle of teams with identical records and tied for fourth place in the AUS. Gametime is 7pm at MacLauchlan Arena.
UPEI is coming off the short-end (4-3) of an overtime game against Moncton, Saturday night in New Brunswick. That followed up a 9-4 loss to top-ranked UNB at MacLauchlan Arena Friday night. Against the Red Shirts, Newcomer Luke Kirwan scored his first goal - two in fact - as a Panther.
UPEI (11-9-3) sits tied for third place with St. FX (11-9-3) in the AUS Conference. If you can't make it to the game you can always watch the best duo in the conference - play-by-play with Dennis King and colour commentating by Norman Back on austv.ca
Alumni Player Day
Mark the calendar and watch for more details about Alumni Player Day - Saturday, February 9.
Bit and Bites
Kameron Kielly, (13g,22a), leads the Panthers in scoring and is tied for the lead in AUS scoring … Gabe Guertler (9g,13a) is next in UPEI scoring, followed by Cody Payne (9g, 12a) and Filip Rydstrom (11g,9a) … defenceman Owen Headrick (3g, 12a) leads the Panthers blueline in scoring … Doug Blaisdell (2g,10a) is second among UPEI rearguards… Kielly leads in shots on goal with 88 followed by Guertler with 71 … Troy Lajeunesse leads with a plus 2 followed by Brent Andrews at plus 1 … Andrew Picco has 85 PIM, followed by Guertler with 55 and Payne with 52 … Panthers have the third best powerplay percentage in the conference, clicking at 21 percent ... Simon Hofley, has a 3.57 GAA and his 1108 minutes played is second most in the conference …
Panthers are on the road this weekend ( January 25-26). At St FX Friday and at Dalhousie on Saturday.