Title chase is on today for four Island teams

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It’s championship Sunday for a trio of Prince Edward Island basketball teams while a hockey squad looks to claim a provincial title.

The UPEI Panthers men’s basketball team meets Dalhousie in the Atlantic University Sport final at 4:30 p.m. at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

Dalhousie finished first in the regular season while UPEI was second. The Tigers swept both games from UPEI this year.

The Holland College Hurricanes hoops squads are also championship titles at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.

The women’s team plays the Crandall Chargers at 1 p.m. in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association final while the men meet the host Mystics at 3:30 p.m.

The Hurricanes swept all three games from the Chargers this season, including a 79-70 overtime win on Nov. 21 and a 72-66 win on Feb. 27.

The Mystics, who will be playing their third game in as many days, handed the Hurricanes their only loss of the regular season, 74-64 on Jan. 30 in Halifax.

The Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild looks to complete the sweep of the Charlottetown Robins Donut Islanders in the Prince Edward Island major midget hockey final today.

Game time is 1:45 p.m. at MacLauchlan Arena.

Kensington has won the first three games of the best-of-seven final by scores of 2-1, 9-2 and 5-0.

The winner advances to the Atlantic championship in St. John’s, N.L., March 31 to April 3.

Organizations: Holland College Hurricanes, Chargers, Atlantic University Sport Scotiabank Centre Tigers Mount Saint Vincent University Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association

Geographic location: Halifax, Prince Edward Island, Kensington

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