SUMMERSIDE — The Summerside Storm will have a P.E.I. player on its roster after all.
Forward Doug McKinney of Charlottetown has been called back to join the National Basketball League of Canada team just as the regular season is set to begin.
McKinney’s addition is one of two roster changes made as the Storm readies for its home opening week this Thursday and Friday at Credit Union Place.
Joe Salerno, vice-president of player personnel and head coach of the Storm, announced Monday Michael Dale was released over the weekend and the six-foot-eight McKinney was called up to bring the roster to the league maximum of 12.
A graduate of Charlottetown Rural High School, McKinney played five years with the UPEI Panthers from 2002 to 2007.
After graduating from UPEI, McKinney played in Lebanon.
He also coached basketball and was playing in the senior men’s league last year in Charlottetown.
Tickets for the Storm home opener are available by calling 432-1234 or online at www.stormbasketball.ca.