UPEI Panthers

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UPEI Panthers
Logo
University University of Prince Edward Island
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Atlantic University Sport
Athletic director Ron Annear
Location Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Varsity teams Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming
Arena MacLauchlan Arena
Stadium UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place
Mascot Pride the Panther
Nickname Panthers
Colours
     Green       Black       Rust
Website www.upei.ca/athletics/

The UPEI Panthers are the men's and women's athletic teams that represent the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The UPEI Panthers have teams playing in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), including men's and women's ice hockey, soccer, basketball, and swimming as well as women's rugby. The women's field hockey team competes in an Atlantic league where the winner is then allowed to compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport playoffs. UPEI also offers a club level men's rugby team and men's and women's cross country running teams.

Panthers Basketball[edit]

Men's Basketball[edit]

The Panthers have the fourth-most Atlantic Conference Championships (4), their last being the 2002-03 season.[1] The Panthers have never won the CIS Championship W. P. McGee Trophy.

Women's Basketball[edit]

The women's team also have the fourth-most Atlantic Conference Championships (5), their last being the 1997-98 season.[2] The women have also never won the CIS Women's Basketball Championship.

Panthers Hockey[edit]

UPEI Panthers hockey

Men's Hockey[edit]

The Panthers are tied with the Mount Allison Mounties for the sixth-most Atlantic Conference Championships (6)[Note A], their last being the 1990-91 season.[3] The Panthers have never won the CIS University Cup with only one appearance in the final in 1965 as their previous incarnation; the St. Dunstan's Saints. UPEI was the host venue for the championship once in 1970.

Joel Ward of the NHL's Washington Capitals played 4 seasons with the UPEI Panthers men's ice hockey team.

Women's Hockey[edit]

The women's team won their first Atlantic Conference Championship in 2011-12[4]

Women's Rugby[edit]

Since rugby became a fully sanctioned Atlantic University Sport in 2002, the Panthers have finished runner up three times (2004, 2005 and 2006) to the ever-dominant St. Francis Xavier X-Women.

Panthers Soccer[edit]

Men's Soccer[edit]

The men's team have the fourth-most Atlantic Conference Championships (5), their last title being in 2002.[5] The men have never reached the CIS Men's Soccer Championship final. UPEI was the host venue for the championship in 2005.

Women's Soccer[edit]

The women's team won the Atlantic Conference Championship in 2004.[6] UPEI was the host venue for the 2010 CIS Women's Soccer Championship.

Notes[edit]

A Two of the Panthers' six conference championships were won by their previous incarnation; the St. Dunstan's Saints.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic University Sports Women's Hockey Past Champions". 
  5. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  6. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 

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