Islander returning to Storm

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Ticket information released for charity game

SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Storm will continue to have a Prince Edward Island player for the 2012-13 National Basketball League of Canada season.

Doug McKinney, 20, in action with the Summerside Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada last season.

Storm co-owners Duncan Shaw and Darren MacKay, along with head coach Joe Salerno, announced that six-foot-nine forward Doug McKinney of Charlottetown has signed for his second season.

“Doug has been working very hard all summer to be ready for the coming season with the Storm,” said Salerno. “After last year, he realizes what it takes to play in the league, and we look forward to seeing how his hard work has paid off.”  

McKinney will join 13 other players for the first day of training camp at Slemon Park on Monday.

A star at Charlottetown Rural High School and the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), McKinney made great strides as last season went on, noted a media release issued by the Storm. McKinney previously played pro basketball in Lebanon, and was invited to join Canada’s national junior program while at UPEI.

The Storm is gearing up for Year 2 in the NBL of Canada, offering Prince Edward Islanders another great opportunity to see pro sports at very affordable pricing. For information on season tickets, visit www.stormbasketball.ca.

“Doug has been working very hard all summer to be ready for the coming season with the Storm. After last year, he realizes what it takes to play in the league, and we look forward to seeing how his hard work has paid off.” Storm head coach Joe Salerno

Exhibition game

The Storm’s only home exhibition match – the Rogers Slam Dunk Charity Game – is scheduled for Eastlink Arena on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. The Moncton Miracles will provide the opposition.

Tickets for this game are now on sale at Superstores across P.E.I., with all proceeds from Superstore sales going to P.E.I. Boys and Girls Clubs. Superstores are located in Summerside and Montague, along with two locations in Charlottetown.

Bloomfield Elementary School is selling tickets in the western part of P.E.I. The school is fundraising for new playground equipment, and the school will keep all ticket sales for this project. Other ticket locations will be announced shortly.

The Storm’s first regular-season home game is against Saint John on Friday, Nov. 2.

Organizations: University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown Rural High School, Year 2 Slam Dunk Charlottetown.Bloomfield Elementary School

Geographic location: Canada, Charlottetown, Slemon Park Lebanon Summerside Saint John

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