Thursday, July 7, 2011

George Morrison Enshrined in Hall of Fame


Announced by the PEI Sports Hall of Fame on June 27

The PEI Sports Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for 2011, and familiar faces from the sports of hockey, curling, basketball and volleyball will be honoured when the ceremonies are held later this year.

Jamie Kennedy (athlete, hockey), Cathy Dillon (athlete, curling) Sandy Frizzell (builder, hockey), George Morrison (builder, basketball) and Myron Weeks (builder, volleyball) will be the latest inductees and will join the 156 individuals and teams who currently make up the membership of the PEI Sports Hall of Fame. Kennedy will join his brother Forbie in the Hall, while Cathy Dillon joins husband Bob and will become the second husband/wife partnership to be inducted.

Morell’s George Morrison needs no introduction to the Island’s basketball’s fans, following a 17-year career at UPEI which saw his Men’s Panthers reach the play-offs 14 times, and net three Atlantic titles.

A three-time AUAA Coach of the Year – the first with the Lady Panthers, where he helped establish the program in the early 1980s - George’s accomplishments make him one of PEI’s most successful coaches in any sport, and his record of over 300 CIAU wins, a 47 game home winning streak, and seeing his team ranked #1 in the country, are milestones which are unlikely to be broken any time soon.

George has also coached numerous provincial and Canada Games teams, in addition to being an outstanding organizer and administrator the local and provincial level.

“We have an excellent 2011 induction group, all of who have been prominent in their respective sports right here on PEI,” said Hall chair Lee Brammer. “I anticipate this year’s inductions will be one of the most memorable ever, and we are looking forward to welcoming our newest members.”

Ticket details regarding the ceremonies will be announced as soon as final arrangements regarding date and location are confirmed.

For the full list of inductees please visit: