Provincial Team Try-outs

Try-outs for the PEI Provincial Women’s U14 Development Team will be held on the following dates and times:

Wed, Apr 5th 7:30-9pm at Stonepark Intermediate

Sun, Apr 9th 9-11am at Summerside Intermediate

All female athletes born in 2003 or later are invited to try-out. Athletes born in 2002 are also invited to try-out although inclusion of over-age athletes will be at the sole discretion of the coaching staff. 0, 1, or 2 over-age athletes may be selected.

Try-outs for the PEI Provincial Men’s U14 Development Team will be held on the following dates and times:

Wed, Apr 5th 6:30-8:30pm at Summerside Intermediate

Sun, Apr 9th 2-4pm at Stonepark Intermediate

All male athletes born in 2003 or later are invited to try-out. Athletes born in 2002 that are interested in playing as an over-age athlete must try-out for the U16 Men’s Development Team in order to be considered. Placement of athletes born in 2002 with either the U14 or U16 team will be at the discretion of the coaching staff of both teams.

Try-outs for the PEI Provincial Men’s U16 Development Team will be held on the following dates and times:

Mon, Apr 3rd 7:30-9pm at Stonepark Intermediate

Tues, Apr 4th 5:30-7pm at Stonepark Intermediate

Thur, Apr 6th 5:30-7pm at Stonepark Intermediate

All male athletes born in 2001 or later are invited to try-out. Athletes born in 2000 are also invited to try-out although inclusion of over-age athletes will be at the sole discretion of the coaching staff. 0, 1, or 2 over-age athletes may be selected.


What: players will work on fundamental skills and play games each evening
Who: Players in grades 3-5 from 5:30-6:30 ; Players in grades 6-8 (9 if you wish) from 6:30-7:30
When: Monday & Thursday evening, March 30 until May 11.
Where: St Jean Elementary Gym
How: $ 50.00 payable on the first night, March 30th at 5:30
Contact: Tracy Ellsworth 902-388-8155 or

Basketball PEI announces the coaching staff for its 2017 Provincial Teams

Basketball PEI is pleased to announce the coaching staff for its 2017 U14 Female Development Team, U14 Male Development Team, and U16 Male Development Team. Try-outs for each of these teams will be held the week of April 3-7. Further details will be announced on the Basketball PEI website early next week.

Basketball PEI would like to thank these coaches for their commitment to the game of basketball on PEI and to the young men and women they will be coaching this summer.

U14 Girls Development

Head Coach – Kathy Murray

Kathy has a wide range of coaching experience, having coached provincial basketball for over 10 years, basketball at the college level for six years, and acted as head coach and assistant coach for the Center for Performance for Basketball PEI for almost eight years. Kathy coached the last three PEI Women’s Canada Games teams. Kathy is an avid basketball player herself, having played for PEI on three Canada Games teams, as well as at the university level. During her time as a student at UPEI, Kathy was a member of the UPEI Women’s Basketball Team and a captain in her fifth year. Kathy has been an assistant coach with the UPEI women’s program for many years.

Assistant Coach – Jay Mingrone

Jay has coached at the high school, provincial, college, and university levels for over 35 years. At the high school level, Jay developed a successful program at Bonar Law High School, leading the team to many provincial tournament appearances, including several final four appearances. At the college level, Jay spent 15 years as an assistant coach at Mount Allison University. While at Mount Allison, he helped the women’s team to a 7th place finish at the 2001 CCAA National Championships. He also led the Atlantic Baptist University (Crandall University) to their first ever ACAA playoff appearance in his one season at the school. Jay was also on Kathy Murray’s coaching staff for Basketball PEI’s 2009 and 2013 Canada Games teams and the U17 Teams in 2008 and 2012. Jay was the recipient of Basketball NB 2013 Coaching Merit Award. Jay is currently an assistant coach with the UPEI women’s program.

U14 Boys Development

Head Coach – Ian Lilly

Ian has been the head coach of the Athena Boys Basketball team since 2014. They earned the Provincial A title in 2016 and a silver medal at the AA level this past season. Ian has also coached the East Prince U13 Girls, high school volleyball at Three Oaks, and U12 Premier Soccer in Summerside. He has also been an assistant with both U14 girls and boys East Prince Basketball in the past. Ian is a true basketball enthusiast, and he brings his passion for the game to his coaching assignments.

Assistant Coach – Colton Wadman

Colton has been the head coach of the SIS AA Boys for the past two seasons, winning the Provincial title this past year. Colton is a young and upcoming coach within the Basketball PEI program and has dedicated a tremendous amount of time to his teams and to improving as a coach.

U16 Boys Development

Head Coach – Kyle Gillis

As a player, Kyle was a PEI Provincial MVP while at Charlottetown Rural and was a member of the national silver medalist Holland College team in 2013. Kyle has coached for the last five seasons in the PEISAA, winning a Senior A Girls banner in 2013 and a Senior AA Boys banner in 2014, both at Charlottetown Rural. Most recently, Kyle has been the head coach of the Stonepark AA Boys team. He is currently the Director of Sales with the Island Storm of the NBL of Canada.

Assistant Coach – Jeff Morrison

As a player, Jeff was a member of the 2013 Canada Games team. He was an assistant coach with the PEI U17 Men’s Team in 2015 and is currently an assistant coach with the Island Storm of the NBL of Canada.

Additional Assistants – Stephen Seviour and Lucas Clow



Basketball PEI Hiring New ED/TD

Basketball PEI is in the process of hiring a new Executive Director/Technical Director. The Executive Director is Basketball PEI’s senior staff person, and as such, is responsible for ensuring that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried out in addition to ensuring that all required day-to-day operational and administrative activities are completed. Under the role of Technical Director, the successful candidate is also responsible for the planning, organization, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all development and educational programs for coaches and athletes at all levels. The Executive Director/Technical Director reports directly to the President of Basketball PEI and is accountable to the Executive and to the Board of Directors. A complete list of roles and responsibilities, can be found here – MSWord / PDF

Compensation includes an annual salary of $42,000, access to a cost-shared healthcare insurance plan, a monthly cell phone allowance, and reimbursement of work-related expenses.

Basketball PEI is looking for self-motivated individuals with strong administrative and organization skills, good interpersonal skills, an ability to recruit and motivate a volunteer workforce, and a passion for the game of basketball. Priority will be given to applicants with a University Degree, although consideration will also be given to those with a college diploma in a relevant field or comparable work experience. Preference will also be given to individuals who have obtained the NCCP Train to Compete designation for basketball or those prepared to obtain it within the next 1-2 years.

Interested candidates are asked to submit resumes, complete with cover letters and a minimum three references, via e-mail to by 12noon Atlantic Standard Time on Monday, March 20th.

Basketball PEI Provincial Team Programming for 2017

Basketball PEI is pleased to announce its Provincial Team programming for the 2017 summer season.

Our Canada Games programs have been up and running for over 2 years now in preparation for this summer’s Canada Games being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Both our men’s and women’s teams selected their training groups through an open tryout process in October 2015. These groups have been together since this time, including participation at last summer’s U17 National Championships. The final Canada Games teams will be selected in April from the existing training groups.

Basketball PEI will not be sending male or female teams to the U15 National Championships this summer. Instead, we will be focusing on preparation and development for provincial team programming leading up to next summer’s National Championships.

On the boys side, we will be running both U16 and U14 Development teams. The U16 program will be focused on developing athletes for next summer’s U17 National Championships while the U14 team will be preparing a team for next summer’s U15 National Championships. On the girls side, we will be running a U14 Development team, again with a focus on preparation for next summer’s U15 National Championships. All of these teams will feature an open tryout process. We would also encourage interested U15 and U17 overage athletes to participate in the upcoming tryout process for these teams as both the U14 and U16 teams will be permitted to carry overage athletes.

Coaches will be selected by the end of March with tryouts beginning in early April. Please monitor the Basketball PEI website for tryout details.

Birchwood Spring Basketball Camp and League

Location: Birchwood Intermediate School
When: 8 consecutive weeks starting April 1st and finish on May 20th.
Cost:  $40 with limited space available

Camp Info:
Camp 1 (9am-10am) – for grades 1, 2, 3 (Boys and Girls)
Camp 2 (10am-11am) – for grades 4, 5, 6 (Boys and Girls)

Spring League Info:
Spring league (11am- 12pm) – Grades 7, 8, 9

Early registration will be Saturday, March 4th (10am – 12 noon) at Birchwood Intermediate.
Contact:  Troy MacCallum  (902)940-3627 for more information.

* Reminder to bring indoor sneakers and your basketball, if you have one.

Provincial Team Coach Applications Being Accepted

Basketball PEI has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Provincial Team Program. Basketball PEI will be accepting Head and Assistant Coach Applications for U14/U15 provincial team programs. Interested candidates (both those with interest in being head coach and assistant coach) are to apply by Monday January 30th at 4pm. In your application, please indicate which team you are applying to coach (you may apply for more than one position). Please note, candidates will then go through an interview process the week of February 6th to 10th. Coaches will be in place and announced by Friday February 17th. Provincial team tryouts will begin no earlier than April 1st.

Monday January 30th at 4pm=> Deadline to apply for a Provincial Team Coaching Position (both those interested in head coach and assistant coach positions, male and female teams)

February 6th to 10th=> Coaching Interviews being conducted

Friday February 17th=> Announcement of 2017 Provincial Team Coaches

April 1st=> Provincial Team Programs may begin the tryout process

You can email your application to Basketball PEI Executive Director Katie Hamilton at or mail your application to:

Katie Hamilton
Basketball PEI
40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown PE C1E 1E6

2016 U17 Boys Provincial Team Named

The 2016, U17 boys provincial team coaching staff would like to thank all the athletes who participated in the selection process and congratulates those athletes selected to represent the province at National Championships in Winnipeg Manitoba.  Below is the list of athletes named to the U17 team.  Please note, the U15 boys team will be named in the coming weeks, selected from a group of 30 athletes participating in the open tryout process.

2016 U17 Boys Roster

Adam Ryan
Alex Campbell
Bailey Clark
Cameron Paynter
Isaac Cheverie
John Alex Vos
Josh Bourque
Logan Cameron
Matt Connolly
Ryan Thompson
Yousef Sefau
Zach Wall


Jesse Fleming
John Loppie
Neil Kelly

2016 U17 Women’s Provincial Team Announced

The Canada Games Training Program coaching staff would like to thank the 21 athletes who have been together since October for all their hard work and dedication to the program.  This summer’s U17 provincial team has been selected from the athletes involved in the training program in preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.  All 21 athletes will reconvene in the fall of 2016 for final Canada Games tryouts and selections.

2016 U17 Women’s Provincial Team

Ashley Plaggenhoef
Brynn Essery
Devon Lawlor
Francis Alvarez
Haley Cole
Lauren Reid
Lexi MacInnis
Nikki Arsenault
Sam Silliphant
Sam Strain
Sydney Whitlock
Taylor MacDonald

Open tryouts for the U15 girls provincial team will take place Saturday April 16th from 2 to 4 (Stonepark), Sunday April 17th  from 1 to 3 (Rural) and Wednesday April 20th from 6 to 8 (TBA, West Location).  Head Coach of the girls U15 program is Darcy Zinck.  Darcy can be reached at

Congratulations to those athletes selected to the U17 program and best of luck to those athletes participating in the U15 tryouts.

Basketball PEI is the sport governing body for basketball in the Province of Prince Edward Island. The organization is a not-for-profit association. Basketball PEI represents Prince Edward Island’s amateur basketball interests. The membership is made up of athletes, coaches, officials, members clubs, minor basketball associations, leagues and basketball supporters.

Our Mission:

To lead a unified basketball community to engage all our athletes and coaches in quality experiences.

Our Values:

Basketball PEI believes that the sport experience makes a significant contribution to the physical, intellectual, personal, and social development of its athletes and coaches. We believe that the conduct as an organization is guided by:

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President: Peter Lawlor
Vice President: Brian Chambers
Treasurer: Meaghan MacQuaid
Secretary: Leslie Whitlock
Staff Executive Director: Katie Hamilton

Board Members

Past President: Peter Murray
Minor Basketball Council Rep: Clint Brink
PEIBOA Representative: Todd MacInnis

Members at Large:
Shayne Connolly
Jay Hammer
Jeff Walker
Cheryl Tanton