October 9, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – The Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament, presented by Rodd Hotels & Resorts, begins on Thursday, October 17 with nine basketball teams from across Canada competing in the annual three-day event.
The UPEI Men’s Basketball team will tip-off against the University of Saskatchewan, Laval University, University of New Brunswick, and Crandall University while the Women’s Basketball team 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 Kendrick.
UPEI Women’s Basketball Coach Greg Gould comments, “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 long-time friend of Panther Sport, a former UPEI student union employee, and a UPEI honorary degree recipient. The full tournament schedule follows:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
- 8:00 pm (M) U of Saskatchewan vs. UPEI
Friday, October 18, 2013
- 2:00 pm (W) Ottawa vs. Acadia
- 4:00 pm (M) Laval vs. U of Saskatchewan
- 6:00 pm (W) UPEI Alumni vs. UPEI
- 8:00 pm (M) UPEI vs. UNB
Saturday, October 19, 2013
- 11:30 am UPEI Alumni Game
- 2:00 pm (W) Acadia vs. UPEI Alumni
- 4:00 pm (M) U of Saskatchewan vs. UNB
- 6:00 pm (W) UPEI vs. Ottawa
- 8:00 pm (M) UPEI vs. Laval
Sunday, October 20, 2013
- 9:00 am (W) Ottawa vs. UPEI Alumni
- 11:00 am (M) Laval vs. UNB
- 1:00 pm (W) Acadia vs. UPEI
- 3:00 pm (M) Crandall vs. UPEI
UPEI basketball season passes and Green & White memberships on now on sale, visit www.gopanthersgo.ca for more information. UPEI is hosting the AUS Women’s Basketball Championship March 7-9, 2014 at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.