TRURO, N.S. – A third-period goal by Riley Whittingham lifted the UPEI Panthers to a 3-1 victory over the Saint Mary’s Huskies on Wednesday in Atlantic University Sport pre-season hockey action.
Whittingham scored at 14:36 of the final period. Nathan Yetman added an empty netter with 26 seconds remaining to seal it for the Panthers.
After a scoreless first period, Gabe Guertler got UPEI on the board with a power-play goal at 3:17 of the second. Jacob Friend replied for Saint Mary’s on a two-man advantage at 16:14 to send the teams to the second intermission in a 1-1 deadlock.
Panthers goaltender Simon Hofley was brilliant and made 38 saves, while his teammates fired 22 shots at Huskies netminders Eric Brassard and Marc Therriault.
The game – played at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro – was a fundraiser for the Truro Bearcats major bantam hockey team.