And the struggling Storm is looking no farther than P.E.I.’s own Doug McKinney to help provide a much-needed spark. McKinney will be in the starting lineup against the Moncton Miracles at 2 p.m.
“McKinney is a crowd favourite for Storm fans, and has made the most of his minutes coming off the bench so far this season,” read a media release issued by the Storm on Saturday night.
McKinney, who plays forward, has averaged 8.4 minutes a game in the Storm’s first 11 regular-season contests. He is 13-for-22 in field-goal attempts, 3-for-7 from beyond the arc and 2-for-4 from the free-throw line. He has hauled in 100 rebounds, including 83 defensive boards.
The Storm is coming off a disappointing 96-84 loss to the expansion Windsor Express on Friday night. Windsor outscored the Storm 33-17 in the second quarter.
“McKinney is a crowd favourite for Storm fans, and has made the most of his minutes coming off the bench so far this season.” - Summerside Storm media release
It was the Storm's sixth loss in their last seven games after starting the season 4-0 (won-lost).
The Storm enters Sunday’s game with a 3-1 home record, and the team is looking for strong support from its fans.
“Storm fans have been very boisterous this season, and they have helped the Storm come back in a couple of home games,” continued the media release. “Storm players seem to feed off a this type of crowd, and tomorrow (Sunday) is an important game for the team to get back on track against the Atlantic Division leaders.”