UPEI Athletics and Recreation is excited to announce the 2019 Mulligan Cup Invitational and Soccer Festival schedule and invites the community to come out and enjoy ‘the beautiful game’, August 30 - September 1st at the UPEI Turf. This is the eighth annual Mulligan Cup, an invitational tournament that provides an excellent opportunity for coaches to make final roster decisions.
In honour of Vince Mulligan, the ageless varsity UPEI soccer and hockey coach throughout the 80s and 90s, the tournament has proved to be a great way to kick off the season and showcase the UPEI Men’s and Women’s Soccer 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 into 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.”
Teams competing in the tournament this year are the Université de Moncton Blue Eagles (UdeM), Mount Allision Mounties, Holland College Hurricanes (HC), and the UPEI Panthers. Admission for the weekend will be $5/day, along with a $10 weekend pass. Panther Package holders will be admitted free of charge by showing their coin.
The AUS league openers for UPEI will take place on September 6 in Antigonish, NS., when the Men's and Women’s teams take on St. FX.
2019 Mulligan Cup ScheduleSCHEDULE:
FRIDAY AUG 30
5PM - UdeM vs UPEI (W)
7:15PM – UdeM vs UPEI (M)
SATURDAY AUG 31
4PM - MTA vs UPEI (W)
6:15PM - MTA vs UPEI (M)
SUNDAY SEPT 4th
2:30PM – Holland College vs UPEI (M)