Tough start for the Holland College mens soccer Hurricanes at the CCAA championship in Nanaimo, B.C. They lost 2-0 to the Keyano College Huskies in their opening game. The Hurricanes play the Algonquin Thunder Thursday, and they need a win to keep medal hopes alive.
John Morris’s quest to return to the Olympic curling tournament took a hit Wednesday in Summerside at Credit Union Plaxce. Morris suffered his first loss at an Olympic pre-trial event when his rink was upset 8-7 by Colton Flasch. Islander Adam Casey is 1-and-2.
The Charlottetown Islanders lost 4-2 to the Screaming Eagles.
The Toronto Maple Leafs got things done without the injured Auston Matthews as they downed Minnesota 4-2 at Air Canada Centre. The New York Rangers topped the Bruins 4-2 behind a 31-save performance from Henrik Lundqvist
Ringette Canada has selected Charlottetown and Summerside, in partnership with Ringette PEI, as hosts for the 2019 Canadian Ringette Championships. It represents the second time that Prince Edward Island has hosted, as Charlottetown hosted the event in 2009. The event will be held in April of 2019, and will see between 40 and 48 teams from across the country. It is expected the event will bring in over 3,000 visitors to the region.
The UPEI Sports Legacy Celebration is set to go Thursday night at 7 at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Three important members of the university’s athletic community will be inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame: George Morrison, Barb Mullaly (posthumously), and Alanna Taylor. There are still some tickets remaining for the celebration and you can purchase them at the Panther Central desk or call 902-566-0368.
Kiera Rigby of women’s basketball and Mark Lloyd of men’s rugby have been named the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week.