Mickey Place Memorial tourney action begins October 16

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Charlottetown, PEI (October 13, 2015)—The Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament, presented by Rodd Hotels & Resorts, begins on Friday, October 16. Eight basketball teams from across Canada and the United States will compete in this annual three-day event.


UPEI men’s basketball team will tip-off against the University of New Brunswick, University of Maine Fort Kent, and Holland College, while the women’s team will take on the University of Ottawa, Acadia, and Bishops.


“We are very excited to kick off our 2015-16 season by hosting the Mickey Place Memorial Tournament,” said UPEI Athletic Director Chris Huggan. “We welcome teams and invite basketball fans to come out and watch AUS and CIS championship contenders, both our Men’s and Women’s teams look forward to an early test. 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. UPEI is also excited to welcome Rodd Hotels & Resorts as presenting sponsor.


Tournament admission per day is $10 Adult, $6 for a non-UPEI student, and free for PEI Students K-12.  A tournament pass is $20. The full tournament schedule follows:

Friday, October 16, 2015


2:00 pm                 (W)          Ottawa vs Acadia

4:00 pm                 (M)           HC vs UMFK

6:00 pm                 (W)          Bishops vs UPEI

8:00 pm                 (M)           UNB vs UPEI


Saturday, October 17, 2015


2:00 pm                 (W)          Bishops vs Acadia

4:00 pm                 (M)           UNB vs HC

6:00 pm                 (W)          UPEI vs Ottawa

8:00 pm                 (M)              UMFK vs UPEI


Sunday, October 18, 2015

9:00 am                 (W)          Ottawa vs Bishops

11:00 am              (M)           UMFK vs UNB

1:00 pm                 (W)          Acadia vs UPEI

3:00 pm                    (M)           HC vs UPEI