Play begins Thursday night
CHARLOTTETOWN – Nine teams from across Canada will compete in the annual Mickey Place Memorial basketball tournament, presented by Rodd Hotels and Resorts.
Play begins on Thursday, Oct. 17, and concludes on Sunday, Oct. 20.
The UPEI men’s basketball team will tip-off against the University of Saskatchewan, Laval University, University of New Brunswick and Crandall University.
Meanwhile, the UPEI women will take on the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, Acadia University and the UPEI Alumni team.
“We are very excited to kick off our 2013–14 home game season by hosting the Mickey Place tournament,” said UPEI men’s basketball coach Tim Kendrick.
UPEI women’s basketball coach Greg Gould commented: “We are looking forward to this early test. There is no doubt that this will be a wonderful weekend of basketball action!”
The tournament is named after John Thomas (Mickey) Place, a longtime friend of Panther Sport, a former UPEI student union employee and a UPEI honorary degree recipient.
UPEI basketball season passes and Green & White memberships on now on sale. For more information, visit www.gopanthersgo.ca.
UPEI is hosting the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s basketball championship at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre from March 7 to 9.
Following is the complete schedule for the Mickey Place Memorial basketball tournament at UPEI:
Thursday, Oct. 17
8 p.m. – Men: University of Saskatchewan vs. UPEI.
Friday, Oct. 18
2 p.m. – Women: Ottawa vs. Acadia.
4 p.m. – Men: Laval vs. University of Saskatchewan.
6 p.m. – Women: UPEI Alumni vs. UPEI.
8 p.m. – Men: UPEI vs. UNB.
Saturday, Oct. 19
11:30 a.m. – UPEI Alumni Game.
2 p.m. – Women: Acadia vs. UPEI Alumni.
4 p.m. – Men: University of Saskatchewan vs. UNB.
6 p.m. – Women: UPEI vs. Ottawa.
8 p.m. – Men: UPEI vs. Laval.
Sunday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. – Women: Ottawa vs. UPEI Alumni.
11 a.m. – Men: Laval vs. UNB.
1 p.m. – Women: Acadia vs. UPEI.
3 p.m. – Men: Crandall vs. UPEI.