Sports Briefs: P.E.I. and N.L. Tankard; Hockey Panthers

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Tankard play

resumes today

The Tankard provincial men’s curling championship continues today after two days of cancellations due to the storm.

Six teams remain in play as action continues today at 11 a.m. at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Mike Gaudet meets Robert Campbell and Jamie Newson faces Blair Weeks. All four teams are from the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

The winners play at 4 p.m. in the No. 3 and No. 4 Page playoff game.

Eddie MacKenzie and Rod MacDonald, both Charlottetown rinks, meet in the No. 1 and No. 2 Page playoff game at 4 p.m. The winner advances to Tuesday’s final at 4 p.m. while the loser plays in the semifinal Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Casey, Gallant

going to Brier

ST. JOHN’S — Two Prince Edward Islanders are headed to the Tim Hortons Brier as members of Brad Gushue’s Newfoundland and Labrador representative.

Adam Casey of Seven Mile Bay is the third stone, and Brett Gallant of Charlottetown plays second stone. Lead Geoff Walker rounds out the Gushue rink, which defeated the Colin Thomas team 8-2 on Sunday afternoon to win the Newfoundland and Labrador Tankard provincial men’s curling championship.

The Canadian men’s curling championship takes place in Edmonton from March 2 to 10. Casey was a member of the Gushue rink last year that competed in the Brier. This was the first provincial men’s title for Gallant, who skipped the runner-up team in the P.E.I. Tankard last year.

Hockey Panthers

host Game 2 Friday

The UPEI Panthers start their Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s hockey playoff run Wednesday in Antigonish, N.S.

Game 2 of the best-of-three quarter-final with the St. F.X. X-Men is Friday at MacLauchlan Arena with Game 3, if needed, Sunday in Antigonish.

Season seat holders may pick up tickets for Game 2 for their season seat today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. at the CARI box office. All tickets are $15 cash only. No phone orders or online purchases. Season seat holders must pick up their tickets by 5 p.m. Thursday.

After 5 p.m., they will be released for sale to the general public.

Extra tickets may be purchased Friday at noon when the box office is open to the general public from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 (cash only) and there is a four ticket per person limit.

Women Panthers

play on road tonight

The UPEI Panthers women’s hockey team plays tonight in Fredericton.

The Panthers (12-7-1) hit the road to play the St. Thomas Tommies (13-7-1) in a game that was scheduled for Sunday.

The Panthers’ home game with Moncton (10-10-2), originally slated for Saturday, is now going to be played Wednesday.

Both of the games are 7:30 p.m. starts.

Organizations: Crapaud Community Curling Club, Atlantic University Sport

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Edmonton Antigonish Moncton

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