UPEI women’s hockey team splits weekend games in the AUS

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HALIFAX, N.S. — The UPEI Panthers split a pair of weekend games in the Atlantic University Sport Women’s Hockey Conference.

The Panthers prevailed 4-3 over the Dalhousie Tigers in a shootout on Oct. 22 and lost 6-2 to the Saint Mary’s Huskies on Oct. 23.

The Panthers are now 3-1-0-2 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses). UPEI returns to MacLauchlan Arena for back-to-back home games against Dalhousie (1-4-0-1) on Oct. 29 and the St. Thomas Tommies (3-2-0-0) on Oct. 30. Puck drop for both contests is 7 p.m.

Chiara Esposito, 13, of the UPEI Panthers controls the puck during an Atlantic University Sport Women’s Hockey Conference game against the Dalhousie Tigers at MacLauchlan Arena on Oct. 22. The Panthers won the game 4-3 in a shootout. Janessa Hogan Photo/UPEI Athletics – Contributed

Huskies 6 Panthers 2

At the Dauphinee Centre in Halifax, N.S., Siobhan Birch (2), Ellen Laurence (1-1), Shae Demaie (1-1), Laura Horwood, and Kara MacLean scored for the Huskies (4-1-1-0). Maddy Corbett and Maddy McCleary each added two assists.

Chiara Esposito (1-1) and Lexie Murphy countered for the Panthers. Ashley McCutcheon (2) and Katelyn Nice collected assists.

The Huskies built period leads of 1-0 and 3-1.

Winning goaltender Ashley Imlach stopped 19 of 21 shots. Shaylin McFarlane allowed six goals on 20 shots for the Panthers.

The Huskies had a 2-for-5 summary on the power play. UPEI went 1-for-2.

The UPEI Panthers celebrate after scoring a goal against the Dalhousie Tigers at MacLauchlan Arena on Oct. 22. The Panthers won the Atlantic University Sport Women’s Hockey Conference game 4-3 in a shootout. Janessa Hogan Photo/UPEI Athletics - Contributed
The UPEI Panthers celebrate after scoring a goal against the Dalhousie Tigers at MacLauchlan Arena on Oct. 22. The Panthers won the Atlantic University Sport Women’s Hockey Conference game 4-3 in a shootout. Janessa Hogan Photo/UPEI Athletics – Contributed

Panthers 4 Tigers 3 (SO)

At MacLauchlan Arena, Mireille Martin scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Panthers overcame 2-1 and 3-2 deficits.

Martin, Kelly Clements and Taylor Gillis scored for the Panthers in regulation time. Sydney Lyndon (2), Jolena Gillard and McKinley Nelson chipped in with helpers.

Isabella Weist, Kaela Thomson and Keana Oshowy answered for the Tigers. Olivia Eustace added a pair of helpers.

McFarlane turned aside 18 of 21 shots through regulation time and the scoreless five-minute overtime period. Taylor Beam stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Tigers.

Both teams failed to score on the power play as the Panthers had six opportunities and the Tigers had four.



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