UPEI women’s hockey team adds Islander to roster


Sheila Kerry

April 17, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – UPEI women’s hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson is pleased to welcome Winsloe native Emma Martin to the Panther program for the 2013–14 season.

“We are excited to have Emma join the Panther program,” said Donaldson. “She has great size, she’s a very strong skater, and she’s someone we feel will develop into a key defensive player as she moves through her AUS varsity career.”

Martin, a Colonel Gray high school student, was dubbed “Female Rookie of the Year” for 2011-12. She was also the recipient of the “Atlantic Bantam Female MVP” in 2011-12, and captain of the 2012 Team PEI U17 women’s hockey team. In 2010, Martin was selected for a Hockey Canada Skills Competition during the 4 Nations Cup, an annual women’s ice hockey tournament held among four major national teams in the sport—Canada, the United States, Sweden, and Finland.

UPEI is happy Martin has decided to join the Panther family. “I’m sure Emma will enjoy her experience as a student-athlete at the university level,” said Bill Schurman, Director of UPEI Athletics and Recreation.

“I’m honoured and excited to be a Panther next year,” said Martin. “I’ll do my best to contribute to the team in any way I can.”

Martin will begin her business administration degree at UPEI in September 2013.