Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament begins October 13

Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament begins October 13

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

UPEI Women's Basketball starts the three-day tournament with a game against Mount Allison University Friday at 6:00 pm.

"The UPEI Women's Basketball team has played six exhibition games on the road and is looking forward to playing in front of home fans at the Mickey Place Tournament this weekend," said coach Greg Gould. "The team has won five of those six games and will try to keep its momentum going against Mount A and Holland College."

The Panther men begin their tournament Friday evening at 8:00 pm against Cape Breton University.

"We are really excited about the Mickey Place tournament this year," said coach Darrell Glenn. "We have lots of exciting activities planned for our alumni returning to campus, and the competition lined up for the weekend will give our team a great opportunity to continue to grow."

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.

Admission is free for UPEI students and students K-12. Tickets are $10 for an adult day pass, or $20 for a weekend pass. All games will be played in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. The full tournament schedule follows:

Friday, October 13

6:00 pm (W) Mount Allison University vs. UPEI

8:00 pm (M) Cape Breton University vs. UPEI

Saturday, October 14 

2:00 pm UPEI Alumni Game

4:00 pm (M) Mount Allison vs. Cape Breton University

6:00 pm (W) UPEI vs. Holland College

8:00 pm (M) UPEI vs. University of Maine at Fort Kent 

Sunday, October 15

12:00 pm (M) University of Maine at Fort Kent vs. Cape Breton Univresity

2:00 pm (M) Mount Allison vs. UPEI

Don't forget to pick up your Panther Package! For just $75, the package includes admission to every home game for UPEI Women's and Men's Soccer, UPEI Women's and Men's Rugby, UPEI Women's and Men's Basketball, and UPEI Women's Hockey. Head to gopanthersgo.ca and click on 'tickets'!

And don't forget, UPEI students get into all Panther home games for free. Let's fill the stands and make 2017–18 the best season ever!