Mulligan Cup and Soccer Festival set for September 4 to 6

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Charlottetown, PEI (August 31, 2015) – UPEI Athletics and Recreation is excited to announce the 2015 Mulligan Cup Invitational and Soccer Festival schedule and invites the community to come out and enjoy ‘the beautiful game’, September 4–6, at the UPEI Turf Field.

This is the fourth annual Mulligan Cup, an invitational tournament that provides an excellent opportunity for coaches to make final roster decisions.

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

Again this year there is a soccer festival on Saturday as part of the Mulligan Cup. The Festival includes soccer stations and activities such as penalty kicks, soccer tennis, small-sided games, music, and much more. Fans are encouraged to bring cleats and cheer to support our Men’s and Women’s Panther soccer teams.

Teams competing in the tournament this year are the Université de Moncton Blue Eagles (UdeM), Mount Allison Mounties (MtA), Holland College Hurricanes (HC), and the UPEI Panthers. Admission for Friday and Sunday’s games is $6/day, while Saturday is admission by donation for both the Festival and games.  Season ticket holders will be admitted free for Friday and Sunday games.

The AUS league openers for UPEI will take place on September 12 in St. John’s, Nfld., when the Men’s and Women’s teams take on Memorial University.

2015 Mulligan Cup Schedule

Friday, September 4

6:00 pm (W) HC vs. UPEI
8:00 pm (M) HC vs. UPEI

Saturday, September 5
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Soccer Festival (admission by donation, includes Panther games)
1:00 pm (W) MtA vs. UPEI
3:00 pm (M) MtA vs. UPEI

Sunday, September 6
10:00 am (W) UdeM vs. HC
12:00 pm (M) UdeM vs. HC
2:00 pm (W) UdeM vs.UPEI
4:00 pm (M) UdeM vs UPEI