The Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament presented by Rodd Hotels & Resorts begins on Friday, October 12 with eight basketball teams from across Canada competing in the annual three-day event.
UPEI men’s basketball team will tip-off against the University of Regina, Ryerson University, and Saint Mary’s University, while the women’s team will take on the University of Guelph Gryphons, the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, and the Memorial University Seahawks of Newfoundland.
“We are very excited to kick off our 2012–13 season by hosting the Mickey Place Tournament. Regina, Ryerson, and Saint Mary’s are all competitive CIS and AUS championship contenders, and we are looking forward to this early test,” said Kendrick. “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. UPEI is also excited to announce that Rodd Hotels & Resorts is on board as presenting sponsor for the next three years.