Basketball PEI/ADL 2016-2017 Annual Awards

We recognize the amount of hard work and dedication to the sport of basketball that has taken place over this past year and we would like to celebrate PEI’s best. As a valued member of the basketball community, we invite you to nominate an athlete who you feel deserves to be recognized as the most outstanding player in the age categories listed below.  We are also seeking nominations for outstanding coach, team, official and volunteer/administrator for the 2016-2017 year.

This year’s awards will be presented on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 during the UPEI women’s (1 PM) and men’s (3 PM) basketball games vs. Memorial University.

Awards Categories:

Bantam Male (U14) *Born in 2003 or later

Bantam Female (U14) *Born in 2003 or later

Junior Male (U17) **Born in 2000 or later

Junior Female (U17) **Born in 2000 or later

Senior Male (18+) ***Born in 1999 or earlier

Senior Female (18+) ***Born in 1999 or earlier






Please fill in the BPEI/ADL Awards nominations form (Online/ Word). Return the form, with your nomination(s) by Friday, January 19th, 2018 to confirm nomination(s).  Please send to:

Trent Whitty


Mail to:

Basketball PEI

40 Enman Crescent Suite #205

Charlottetown, PE

C1E 1E6

December 10th Provincial Training Program Session is Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to poor weather conditions forecasted for December 10th, the Provincial Training Program session will be rescheduled after the New Year.

Any questions, please contact Trent Whitty at

Free Acute Care Clinic For Basketball Coaches on January 21st

There is going to be a 1-hour session on acute injuries in basketball on Sunday, January 21st, 2018. The purpose of the clinic is to give basketball coaches a better understanding of how to respond to common or specific injuries that occur while playing basketball (rolled ankle, knee to knee, jammed fingers, hit to the head, etc). Colin Moore from Sports Centre Physio will be delivering the clinic.

The clinic is taking place in the Charlottetown Rural gymnasium from 3 – 4 PM. This is open to anyone and is free of charge. All you have to do is register. Sign up at or contact Trent Whitty to sign up at (902)368-4986 or

Please share with anyone you know that coaches or is a part of the basketball community.

Basketball PEI Provincial Training Program Begins This Sunday, November 19th

Basketball PEI starting to identify players and coaches for the provincial boys and girls U13, U15, & U17 teams for 2018. Athletes born in 2000 or later are eligible to play for one of the provincial teams. If you are hoping to play for a provincial team in the summer of 2018, this program is strongly encouraged. Anyone wanting to play as an over-ager on the U17 teams should also attend this program. The first session is this Sunday, November 19th. 

Dates Time Gender Location
November 19
10AM-12PM Male Rural
12PM-2PM Female Rural
November 26
10AM-12PM Female Rural
12PM-2PM Male Rural
December 10
(To be rescheduled)
10AM-12PM Male Rural
12PM-2PM Female Rural
January 21
10AM-12PM Female Rural
12PM-2PM Male Rural
January 28
10AM-12PM Male Rural
12PM-2PM Female Rural
March 18
10AM-12PM Female Rural
12PM-2PM Male Rural
April 8
10AM-12PM Male Rural
12PM-2PM Female Rural
April 15
10AM-12PM Female Rural
12PM-2PM Male Rural

*All session will be on Sunday as to avoid school sport and the sessions will be 2 hours.

Cost: $80

Includes: 16 hours of on-court training & a Basketball PEI reversible jersey

For players born in 2000 or later, please fill out the 2018 Provincial Training Program Form (PDF) and send it to to register for the program.

**If you are a basketball coach and want to help in the process of identifying players, please contact Trent Whitty ( to indicate your interest level.

Basketball PEI AGM will be on November 22nd at Charlottetown Rural @ 5:30 PM

Basketball PEI will be having their AGM on Wednesday, November 22nd at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be in the lecture theatre in Charlottetown Rural High School.

Any member or interested party in Basketball PEI is welcome. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Basketball PEI Executive Director, Trent Whitty at (902)368-4986 or

Coaching Course Being Offered This Fall

Basketball PEI will be offering a Learn to Train courses this fall. 

Learn to Train is for those coaches looking to improve their knowledge and methods of coaching basketball. The course is being held over two days (December 8th & December 10th) in Charlottetown. To register, go to

Any questions regarding the courses, contact Trent Whitty –



Doug McKinney Named as Minor Basketball Advisor

Basketball PEI is pleased to announce that former UPEI Panther and Island Storm player, Doug McKinney, will be this year’s Minor Basketball Advisor. Basketball has always been a major part of Doug’s life and he has experienced a lot of success as a player. Doug has also coached with several provincial teams in the past and is excited to work with the grassroots programs in PEI communities. He will be working closely with the Minor Basketball Associations in PEI to help give coaches and players a better experience with basketball at the early stages of their development.

Senior Women's Basketball League

Basketball PEI is hoping to start a senior women’s basketball league (ages 18+) this year. If you are interested in being part of the league, there is going to be an open gym on October 29th at Charlottetown Rural from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. If you are interested but cannot go to the open gym, please contact Trent Whitty –

Basketball Officials Clinics

First-Year Officials Clinic

Sunday, November 5th 9:00-2:00 @ Summerside Intermediate School Use Beaver Street Entrance 

First-year officials are also expected to attend Returning Officials Clinic. 

Contact Rob Connell 902-303-0982 call or text

Returning Officials Clinic and AGM

Wednesday, November 8th 6:30 Bluefield High School *Attendance is Mandatory

Seeking Minor Basketball Advisor For 2017-2018 Basketball Season

Basketball PEI is looking to hire a Minor Basketball Advisor. The MBA is responsible for the planning, organization, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all development and educational programs for coaches and athletes from the grassroots level through to Mini (grades 5 and 6) basketball in PEI. They will work directly with Minor Basketball Clubs/Associations throughout PEI to assist them on coach and player development opportunities, particularly as it applies to the Active Start Program, Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB), Jr. NBA, and all minor basketball curriculums. The Minor Basketball Advisor will work with the nine Minor Basketball Clubs/Associations to schedule opportunities for coach and player development/education activities. The expectation is that the Minor Basketball Advisor will work approximately 6 hours per week for an 18-week term. There is a $1250 honorarium associated with the position.

All interested candidates are asked to submit an application in the form of a cover letter by the Friday, October 27th at 4 PM deadline. Resumes and any questions or inquiries can be sent to

For more information on the responsibilities of this position, see Minor Basketball Advisor Responsibilities.

Minor Basketball Registration Information

Below is the information you’ll need to get your son or daughter registered to play basketball! Programs are being offered to boys and girls in grades K-8. If you aren’t sure what community you should register in or what age group they fall into, please contact Trent – (902)368-4986 or

Minor Association Dates Times Location
east prince sting

East Prince Sting

Saturday, Sept. 16th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Summerside Intermediate School
Charlottetown Tigers

Ch’town Tigers

Wednesday, Sept. 27th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM West Royalty Community Centre
Saturday, Sept. 30th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Anytime Anytime Online @

Cornwall Comets

Saturday, Sept. 30th 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eliot River
Wednesday, Oct. 4th 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
kensington noreasters

Kensington Nor’easters

Wednesday, Oct. 11th 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Queen Elizabeth Elementary

Morell Wildcats

Wednesday, Sept. 20th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Morell Consolidated
Saturday, Sept. 30th 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

North Shore Ospreys

Monday, Sept 18th 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Central Queens Consolidated

South Shore Sharks


Stratford Foxes

Saturday, Sept. 30th 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Stratford Town Hall

West Prince Wolverines

Saturday, Oct. 14th


Wednesday, Oct 24th

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Westisle High School


Bloomfield Elementary


Red Rock Classic 2017


Thank you to everyone that came to participate or take-in the 2017 Red Rock Classic. It was a great success with many teams competing at six different locations on PEI. Teams from PEI, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia participated in the event and showed great class and talent throughout the weekend. Please see our digital program below with our many sponsors that helped with this year’s event. Also, check out the results from the tournament.


Team PEI 2017 Canada Games Men

Back Row (L to R): Lucas Squires (coach), Adam Ryan, John Alex Vos, Joe Thomson, Parker Roche, Josh Bourque, Thomas Hogan, Troy MacCallum (coach), Reagh Vidito (coach)
Front Row (L to R): Zack Wall, Yousef Sefau, Will Vidito, Logan Cameron, Yahya Sefau, Logan MacCallum

The U17 PEI men’s basketball team will be heading to Winnipeg to participate in the 50th Canada Games the week of July 29th-August 4th. The team will be competing in tournaments around Atlantic Canada to prepare.

Team PEI 2017 Canada Games Women

Back Row (L to R): Katie Donahoe (coach), Todd MacInnis (manager), Gemma Shea, Rylee Connolly, Sydney Whitlock, Brynn Essery, Samantha Silliphant, Lexi MacInnis, Trent Whitty (coach)
Front Row (L to R): Devon Lawlor, Frances Alvarez, Samantha Strain, Nikki Arsenault, Haley Cole, Ashley Plaggenhoef

The U17 PEI girl’s basketball team will be heading to Winnipeg to participate in the 50th Canada Games the week of July 29th-August 4th. The girls will be competing in tournaments around Atlantic Canada to prepare.

U14 Boys Provincial Development Team

The PEI Boys Provincial Development team will be participating in tournaments around Atlantic Canada this spring & summer. They will also be playing host for the boy’s development division at the Red Rock Classic on June 2-4 weekend. Good luck, boys!

Back row (L to R): Ian Lilly (Coach), Sam Crockett, Luke Thomson, Kalon MacDonald-Wood, Jeremey Norman, Spencer Rossiter, Nathan Swansburg, Colton Wadman (Coach)
Front row (L to R): Shawn Aitken, Ryan MacKinnon, Clark Farrell, Armaan Singh, Sam Birtwistle Missing: Tyler Kennedy

U14 Girls Provincial Development Team

Basketball PEI is pleased to announce the 2017 U14 Girls Provincial Development team. The girls are going to be representing PEI across the Atlantic Canada this Spring/Summer in exhibition play as well as several tournaments. They will be playing host for the Girls Development division at the Red Rock Classic on June 2-4 weekend. Good Luck girls!

Back (L to R): Ava Sinnott, Abby McGeoghan, Taylor Mitton, Abby MacDonald, Grace Morrison, Leah Johnston, Grace Killorn

Front (L to R): Amy Plaggenhoef, Paige MacLean, Katie Vidito, Sydney Lawlor, Dara McCabe, Sydney Strain Coaches: Kathy Murray, Jay Mingrone, Katie Morrison

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: Trent Whitty

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