PEISAA 2018 Grant Thornton Volleyball Provincials Preview

November 1, 2018 by  
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The PEISAA Grant Thornton Volleyball Provincials get underway today with Intermediate A Championships, A Boys at Hernewood and A Girls at Morell High. Admission Adults $3 and Students $1. For schedules click on Read More.

Provincial championships begin Thursday

SUMMERSIDE – The P.E.I. School Athletic Association (PEISAA) will begin crowning its 2018 volleyball champions this week.
Four different provincial championships will be decided over a three-day period, starting with the intermediate A girls at Souris Regional High School and intermediate A boys at Hernewood Intermediate School on Thursday.
Semifinal games at both venues are scheduled for 2 and 3:45 p.m., followed by the bronze-medal match at 5:30 p.m., and the final at 7:15 p.m.

Intermediate AA
Summerside Intermediate School will be the site of the intermediate AA boys’ and girls’ championships. The semifinals go on Friday, with the girls playing matches at 2 and 5:30 p.m., and the boys taking to the court at 3:45 and 7:15 p.m. The medal games are scheduled to be played Saturday.
The senior playoffs will take place next week

A Girls – at Morell High
Thursday, November 1st
2:00 PM – Kinkora vs Souris
3:45 PM – Grace Christian vs École Sur Mer
5:30 PM – Bronze Medal
7:15 PM – Gold Medal
A Boys – at Hernewood – Thursday, November 1st
2:00 PM –Vernon River vs Ecole-sur-Mer
3:45 PM – Hernewood vs Montague
5:30 PM – Bronze Medal
7:15 PM – Gold Medal
Intermediate AA Girls & AA Boys – at Summerside Intermediate
Friday, November 2nd
2:00 pm – Girls Queen Charlotte vs Kensington
3:45 pm – Boys East Wiltshire vs Summerside
5:30 pm – Girls Summerside vs Stonepark
7:15 pm – Boys Birchwood vs Queen Charlotte
Saturday, November 3rd
10:00 am – Girls Bronze Medal
11:45 am – Boys Bronze Medal
1:30 pm – Girls Gold Medal
3:15 pm – Boys Gold Medal
Senior A Women at Charlottetown Rural
Saturday, November 3
10:00am – Semi Final
11:45am – Semi Final
1:30pm – Bronze Medal
3:15pm – Semi Final
Senior AAA Men & Women at Charlottetown Rural
Saturday, November 10
Schedule TBA

Semifinals go Friday, medal games on Saturday at SIS

SUMMERSIDE – The 2018 P.E.I. School Athletic Association (PEISAA) intermediate AA volleyball championships will be decided at Summerside Intermediate School (SIS) this weekend.

The four participating girls’ teams are the Stonepark Tigers, Queen Charlotte Coyotes, Kensington Torchettes and host SIS Owls.
In the boys’ competition, Queen Charlotte, Summerside Intermediate, East Wiltshire Warriors and Birchwood Cobras will compete for the championship banner.
The semifinals are Friday, with the medal games Saturday.
Following is a look at the teams:

Stonepark Tigers

The four-time defending champs, coached by Larry Young, finished first in the East Division with an 8-1 (won-lost) record. Stonepark reached the provincials with a 3-0 win over Birchwood.
The Tigers have won a total of eight provincial titles.

Queen Charlotte Coyotes
Queen Charlotte ended up as the second seed in the East Division at 5-4. They then reached the provincial championship with a 3-1 victory over the East Wiltshire Warriors.
The Katie Moore-coached Coyotes have two previous provincial titles to their credit – 1993 and 2009.
Last season, Queen Charlotte captured the silver medal.

Kensington Torchettes
Kensington, under the guidance of coach Brianna Bernard, finished first in the West Division at 8-1. They reached the provincials thanks to a 3-0 win over the M.E. Callaghan Cougars.
The Torchettes have a won a record 10 provincial championships, with their last title coming in 2010.

Summerside Owls
The Summerside Owls finished in second place in the West Division at 6-3.
The Tracy Gillis-coached Owls registered a 3-0 win over Evangeline to advance to provincials.
SIS has captured eight PEISAA championships, including the first seven in consecutive years from 1999 to 2005. The Owls’ last was in 2013.

Queen Charlotte
The Jacob Smith-coached Coyotes finished the Island-wide AA boys’ league in first place at 7-1. The first-place finish automatically qualified the Coyotes for provincials.
The Coyotes have won the provincial championship twice previously – 1994 and 1998.
Last season, Queen Charlotte went home with the bronze medal.

Summerside Owls
The second-seeded Owls finished league play 7-1. They automatically qualified for provincials.
Summerside, which is coached by Mikaela Girard and Logan Vandervelden, has won PEISAA championships on seven previous occasions. They won their first title in 2004, and captured three in a row twice – 2007 to 2009 and 2014 to 2016.
The Owls did not qualify for provincials last year.

East Wiltshire Warriors
The third-seeded Warriors, under head coach Cathy Butler, finished with a 4-4 mark. That qualified the team automatically for the provincial championships.
The Warriors have won only one previous provincial championship in 2002.
East Wiltshire has captured the silver medal the last three years.

Birchwood Cobras
The Cobras finished the regular season in fourth place at 2-6. The Scott MacKay-coached squad beat defending-champion M.E. Callaghan 3-0 in a playoff match to qualify for the provincial championships.
Birchwood won one previous provincial title in 1991.
Last season, the Cobras finished fourth at provincials.

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