Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament, October 4 to 6
The UPEI men’s and women’s basketball teams are ready to roll at the annual Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament! The tournament features eight teams from across Canada and runs Friday, October 4, to Sunday, October 6. The women’s pool includes Cape Breton University, University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo, and UPEI. The men’s group includes Cape Breton University, University of Ottawa, Saint Mary’s University, and UPEI.
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.
“We are very excited not only to play in front of our fans, but also to bring a great event to the community,” said Matthew Gamblin, coach of the UPEI women’s basketball team. “I hope to see people at UPEI this weekend!”
“We are really excited to compete against other teams,” said Darrell Glenn, coach of the men’s team. “We have been going at each other for a month, and players, and coaches are ready to see where this team is against good U SPORTS competition.”
All games will be played in the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. The full tournament schedule can be found at gopanthersgo.ca. Tickets are $10 for a day pass, $5 for non-UPEI students, and free for UPEI students. A tournament pass is $20 or $10 for non-UPEI students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Panther Central, and an hour prior to game-time each day.
Leo Rautins will speak at the inaugural Breakfast of Champions at the Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament on October 5. Rautins has been on the Canadian basketball scene for more than 30 years as a player, coach, broadcaster, and ambassador of the game.
Go Panthers Go!