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UPEI women's hockey ranked third in Canada

UPEI Panthers blue-liner Sydney Lyndon, left, tries to cut to the net on St. Thomas Tommies defenceman Alexandra Swift during Atlantic University Sport women's hockey action Saturday at MacLauchlan Arena.
UPEI Panthers blue-liner Sydney Lyndon, left, tries to cut to the net on St. Thomas Tommies defenceman Alexandra Swift during Atlantic University Sport women's hockey action Saturday at MacLauchlan Arena. - Jason Malloy
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The UPEI Panthers women’s hockey team is ranked third in the country – its highest ranking in the team's history.

The Panthers (17-4-1) moved up two spots in this week’s U Sports top-10 rankings. They trail only top-ranked Concordia (11-1-2) and conference rival Saint Mary’s (17-3-1).

UPEI, which will host the nationals March 12-15, travels to Antigonish, N.S., on Friday to play St. FX (16-5-1) at 7 p.m. before hosting UNB (13-8-0) Sunday at 3 p.m. The X-Women also received votes in this week’s national rankings and landed as an honorable mention.

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