Charlottetown, PEI (August 31, 2016)—UPEI Athletics and Recreation is excited to announce the 2016 Mulligan Cup Invitational and Soccer Festival schedule and invites the community to come out and enjoy ‘the beautiful game’, September 2–4, at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.
The Mulligan Cup is an invitational tournament that provides an excellent opportunity for coaches to make final roster decisions. This fifth annual cup honours 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.”
Teams competing in this year’s tournament include the Université de Moncton (UdeM) Blue Eagles, PEIFC, Holland College (HC) Hurricanes, and the UPEI Panthers. Admission for Friday and Sunday’s games is $5/day, while Saturday is admission by donation. A weekend pass is available for $10. Season ticket holders will be admitted free for Friday and Sunday games. Admission to the Mulligan Cup is also included with your $75 Panther Package.
The AUS league openers for UPEI will take place on September 10 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, when the men’s and women’s teams take on St. FX.
2016 Mulligan Cup Schedule
All games will be played at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall
Friday, September 2
5 pm: Holland College women vs. UPEI women
7 pm: Holland College men vs. UPEI men
Saturday, September 3
11 am: Holland College women vs. UdeM women
1 pm: PEIFC men vs. UdeM men
3 pm: UdeM women vs. UPEI women
5 pm: UdeM men vs. UPEI men
Sunday, September 4 (Alumni Games)
3pm: UPEI women’s alumni vs. UPEI women
5 pm: PEIFC men vs. UPEI men
The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.