BPEI Summer Office Closures

The Basketball PEI office will be closed from Saturday July 23rd until Sunday July 31st because of attendance at Women’s National Championships. During this time, email, voicemail and text messages may not be replied to immediately. The office will re-open at 9am on Monday August 1st, at which time all messages will be replied to in an efficient manner.

The office will also be closed from Friday August 19th to Monday September 5th for summer vacation. Again, during this time period email, voicemail and text messages may not be replied to immediately. The office will re-open at 9am on Tuesday September 6th, at which time all communication will be replied to.

Thank you all in advance!

2016 Red Rock Schedule (revised June 20th)

The full schedule for the 2016 Red Rock Classic (revised as of June 20th) can be found here – Red Rock 2016 Complete Schedule

Please visit our Red Rock Classic link under the Events tab for more information.

Basketball PEI Office has moved

We would like to inform everyone that the Basketball PEI office has moved upstairs to Room 205.  All visitors are welcome.

Red Rock Registration Available

The 2016 version of the Red Rock Classic will be happening July 1st to 3rd in Charlottetown PEI.  Last year we saw 30 teams compete in this summer classic.  We invite all teams back that have participated in previous years as well as all those new teams!  Registration for the 2016 tournament can be found here – 2016 Red Rock Registration Form. Teams will not be considered registered until Basketball PEI has received this completed form as well as the $425 registration fee.  Cheques can be made out to Basketball PEI.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Basketball PEI Executive Director Katie Hamilton at 902-368-4986 or at Katie@basketballpei.ca.



Open Identification Session for athletes wishing to be seen by the women’s national team program and coaches. The session is geared towards athletes with international potential who are eligible for the 2016 Senior B/Development Women’s National Team (Sr B WNT/DWNT).
Open ID Information
Date: Monday, June 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: University of Toronto Mississauga
To be eligible, an athlete must be born in 1997 or earlier and must be a Canadian citizen with a valid Canadian passport.
Selection Process
Athletes who participate in the Open ID session may be invited to attend the 2016 Sr B WNT/DWNT tryout.
Following the tryout, there will be a training camp for invited athletes, and a group of 12 athletes from the training camp will be selected to the 2016 DWNT, which will travel to Europe in June to participate in exhibition competition.
Please note that this identification session is being added as an additional activity to the overall, currently existing women’s national team talent identification system, which includes assessment of athletes within national team program activities, national and/or provincial elite performance program activities, and tracking athletes in schools and/or clubs.
Key Dates
A summary of key dates are below:
June 6: Open ID session, University of Toronto Mississauga
June 7-9: Tryouts by invitation, University of Toronto Mississauga
June 10-16: Training camp, University of Toronto Mississauga
June 17: Travel day
June 18-26: European exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic
June 27: Travel day back to Toronto
Athletes should be available for the above dates in the event they progress through the selection process.
Eligible athletes interested in participating in the Open ID session must complete the Registration and Insurance form here and return by Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Completed forms can be returned by fax to 416-614-9570 or by e-mail to womenhp@basketball.ca.
Please note that all costs to attend and participate in the Open ID session are the athletes’ responsibility. Athletes are also responsible for their own insurance to participate.

U15 Girls Provincial Team Selected

The U15 girls coaching staff would like to thank the athletes who participated in the tryout process.  Below is the list of athletes that will represent PEI at this summer’s u15 National Championships in Regina July 25th to 30th.
Rylee Connolly
Julia Freeburn
Grace Killorn
Sarah LeClair
Lauren Lilly
Madison MacKinnon
HIllary MacLean
Taylor Mitton
Gemma Shea
Sydney Strain
Helena Vos
Jillian Woods
Hope Muttart
Emma Stanley

U15 Boys - Down to final 15

The coaching staff would like to thank everyone who came this week for the 2016 team that will be representing the province in Winnipeg Aug 1-6.
Would the following list of players please attend next Saturdays try out at Birchwood School 11-1.

Sawyer Acorn
Vadim Boshnyak
Stuart Ferguson
Thomas Hogan
Ian Kerr
Caden Kielly
Ethan Lawless
Logan MacCallum
Louis Monaghan
Tyson Monaghan
Parker Roche
Yahya Sefau
Sahib Singh
Joseph Thomson
Will Vidito

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 U15 Provincial Team Tryouts (revised with new info)

Basketball PEI would like to announce the U15 Provincial Team Tryouts for the summer of 2016. Athletes born in the years of 2001 or later are eligible to tryout.  Please contact the Basketball PEI office or each respective Head Coach directly for more information.

U15 Girls

Head Coach=>  Darcy Zink, darcy_zinck@hotmail.com

Assistant Coach=> Anne Kiberd

Tryout Dates=>

Saturday April 16th, 1:30 to 2 at Stonepark (Parent Info Meeting)

Saturday April 16th,  2 to 4 at Stonepark

Sunday April 17th,  1 to 3 at Rural

Wednesday April 20th, 6:30 to 8:30 at Slemon Park (NEW)



U15 Boys

Head Coach=> Marv Rhyno, mlrhyno@hotmail.com

Assistant Coach=> Troy MacCallum

Tryout Dates=>

Wednesday April 13th, 6 to 8pm at KISH

Saturday April 16th, 10:30 to 11 at Birchwood (Parent Info Meeting)

Saturday April 16th, 11 to 1 at Birchwood

Sunday April 17th, 11 to 1 at Rural

*Please note, as stated in the release of the Canada Games Training Group tryouts in October of 2015, athletes wishing to try out for the 2016 U17 Provincial Team must also tryout for the 2017 Canada Games Training Squad as the U17 Team will be selected from the Canada Games Training Squad athletes.*



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 darcy_zinck@hotmail.com.

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

Getting to know the Athletes - Feb 29th, 2016

Canada Games Training Group

Every week a male and female athlete from our Canada Games Training Group will be featured in “Getting to know the Athletes”.

This week we learn more about Nikki Arsenault and Josh Bourque.

Name: Nikki Arsenault
Age: 16
Favourite Professional Athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favourite Food: Quesadilla
Favourite Basketball Moment: Being a part of the team that came sixth at nationals.
Interests Outside of Basketball: Watching movies, reading, and playing soccer and rugby.
Favourite Subject: English
Favourite Quote: Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish based on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein
Career Ambition: To become either a Psychologist or an EA for special needs children.
Random Fact About You: I have a dog named George and 2 cats named Bandit and Lilly

Name: Josh Bourque
Age: 15
Favourite professional athlete: Steph Curry
Favorite food: Pizza
Favourite basketball moment: beating Queen Charlotte to win the championship in the 2015 Paul Nogler basketball tournament.
Interests outside of basketball: playing golf, hanging out with friends and playing video games.
Favourite subject in school: Social Studies
Favourite quote: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” – Michael Jordan
Career ambition: I hope to one day become a Phys Ed teacher.
A random fact about me: I love to watch Netflix.

Getting to know the Athletes - Feb 22nd, 2016

Canada Games Training Group

Every week a male and female athlete from our Canada Games Training Group will be featured in “Getting to know the Athletes”.

This week we learn more about Jillian Woods and Matt Connolly.

Name: Jillian Woods
Age: 15
Favourite Professional Athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favourite Food: Peaches and dried mangoes
Favourite Basketball Moment to Date: I got a fouled with a minute left in the game down one point and shot foul shots to put us into overtime.
Interests Outside of Basketball: I enjoy playing volleyball and reading.
Favourite Subject in School: Science
Favourite Quote: “You’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.” -Robin Williams
Career Ambition: I would like to become a pediatrician.
A Random Fact about you: I read at least five hours a day.

Name: Matt Connolly
Age: 16
Favourite Professional Athlete: Dwayne Wade
Favourite Food: Steak
Favourite Basketball Moment to date: 2015 U17 Nationals in Halifax
Interests Outside of Basketball: Following and playing sports in general
Favourite Subject in School: Math
Favourite Quote: “I have failed over and over and over again, and that is why I succeed” Michael Jordan
Career Ambition: Sports Analyst
A Random Fact about you: Have an extra bone in each hand

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 Murray
Vice President: Brian Chambers
Secretary: Peter Lawlor
Staff Executive Director: Katie Hamilton

Board Members

Past President: Vacant
Minor Basketball Council Rep: Rudi Terstege
PEIBOA Representative: Todd MacInnis
BCAPEI Representative: Tim Kendrick

Members at Large:
Kathy Murray
Shayne Connolly
Jay Hammer