Oct. 4, 2009
Combining an outstanding blend of veteran talent together with young legs and great goaltending, the UPEI PANTHERS OLD STARS came out of the pack to win their first ever championship at the 2009 Molson University Old Star Hockey Challenge.
Lead offensively by tournament leading scorer Craig Foster with his tournament record 10 goals and back stopped by Tournament MVP goaltender Paul Drew, the Panthers Old Stars put on an offensive blitz in all their 5 games. Team GM Brent MacDougall reaped the benefits of an excellent recruiting year on the Island and prospects look very good for the Panthers to be title contenders for years to come.
Making their best showing in the Tournament’s seven year history the SFX X-Men parlayed strong play throughout the tournament eventually falling to UPEI in the championship game. Former X-men star Dave Stewart once again provided offensive punch and leadership.
Established in 2003, the Molson University Old Star Hockey Challenge is the largest and most successful alumni hockey tournament in Canada.
Canadian hockey fans who know their University hockey agree....the AUS (Atlantic University Sport) is home to the BEST university hockey conference in the country, annually producing a galaxy of elite players. Profiling former AUS stars (many with recent pro experience), the MOLSON OLD STAR tournament features 10 teams and 18 games over a two day period. The lineup includes all the current 8 AUS varsity hockey programs along with Mount Allison and Cape Breton University, two schools that were members of the AUAA until the mid-90s.
By far, the highlight of the weekend is the camaraderie and fellowship that is fostered by the 10 hockey reunions, all being staged at the same time!
University alumni teams from Canada, the USA and overseas wishing to learn more about becoming involved in the tournament are encouraged to connect with Tournament Director, Chris Larsen. Contact information can be found by clicking
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