UPEI announces 2014 Mulligan Cup and introduces new Soccer Festival

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ISN – Charlottetown, PEI (August 8, 2014)—UPEI Soccer is excited to announce the
2014 Mulligan Cup schedule, and introduce the inaugural Mulligan Cup Soccer
Festival. UPEI Athletics and Recreation invites the PEI community to come
out, have fun, and enjoy the beautiful game of soccer.

The UPEI men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams open training camps on
Friday, August 22 in preparation for the Mulligan Cup held August 30–31.
This is the third annual Mulligan Cup Invitational, providing an excellent
opportunity for coaches to make final roster decisions. The league opener
will take place on September 5 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with the men’s
team taking on Acadia.

In honour of Vince Mulligan, ageless varsity UPEI soccer and hockey coach
throughout the 80s and 90s, this tournament has proved to be a great way to
kick off the season and showcase the 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 in to 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.”

New this year is the introduction of a soccer festival as part of the
Mulligan Cup. The festival includes soccer stations and activities such as
penalty kicks, soccer tennis, a ball machine, a juggling competition,
music, a barbecue, and much more! There will also be age appropriate
small-sided pickup games on MacAdam Field, so bring your friends, cleats,
and cheer to support our men’s and women’s Panther soccer teams.

Teams competing in the tournament this year are the University of Moncton
Blue Eagles, the Holland College Hurricanes, and the UPEI Panthers. The
UPEI men’s team will also host the PEIFC senior men’s team to kick off the
weekend. Admission for the games is $6/day.

*2014 Mulligan Cup schedule:*

*Friday, August 29*

7:00 pm (M)—PEIFC vs. UPEI

*Saturday, August 30*

10:00 am–12:30 pm—Soccer Festival (admission by donation, includes Panther

1:00 pm (W)—Holland College vs. UPEI

3:00 pm (M)—Holland College vs. UPEI

*Sunday, August 31*

12:00 pm (W)—UdeM vs. UPEI

2:00 pm (M)—UdeM vs. UPEI

4:00 pm (W)—Holland College vs. UdeM

6:00 pm (M)—Holland College vs. UdeM

Go Panthers Go!

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