Moncton joins new Maritime women’s basketball league

As a basketball participant at Riverview Highschool, and then at Mount Allison School, Shannon Parlee racked up a host of awards.

Parlee used to be an All-Convention All-Big Name in each of her four years at Mount A, and Athlete of the year in 2009.

But once school was over, there was nowhere for the passionate basketball player to turn.

“For myself personally having played 4 years of school and you go away and that’s like, then what? There Is a few rec leagues and that, but to keep having prime level basketball is roughly the idea.” Parlee said.

Now, Parlee is hoping to provide an opportunity for women over the age of 19 to play newbie basketball.

She’s now the owner and director of the Moncton Mystics, which will join the Maritime Women’s Basketball Affiliation for its inaugural season in April of 2022.

Moncton joins new Maritime women's basketball league

Shannon Parlee says as soon as she left college, there was no place to play top degree basketball. She hopes the Moncton Mystics will give women over the age of nineteen the opportunity to continue to play. (Submitted/Shannon Parlee)

The Mystics will sign up for the Port Town Fog of Saint John, the Fredericton Freeze, the Halifax Thunder, the Halifax Hornets and the Windsor Area. Every group can have 6 house games and 6 away games.

Parlee says the idea is to attract girls who’re currently taking part in college sports activities, skilled players who are overseas, but house for the off-season, and former avid gamers.

“there isn’t just like this. You look right through Canada there truly isn’t anything else.” Parlee says.

“It Is just been an beneath-served niche within the basketball group. I roughly looked at it as, ‘Well I’d like to have this but it doesn’t exist, so i guess you’ve gotten to construct it’ and that’s the reason roughly what we did. We had to construct it.”

Parlee already has an inventory of players—double the SIXTEEN avid gamers she wishes for the group.

There has been so much of making plans to get the new league up and working. Parlee says COVID-19 slowed the launch, however a schedule for 2022 is now within the works.

Moncton joins new Maritime women's basketball league

The Maritime Women’s Basketball Affiliation will function 3 New Brunswick teams and three teams from Nova Scotia. (Maritime Women’s Basketball Affiliation/Fb)

Parlee says the following push will be for sponsors to enhance the workforce. She says the theory is to have all prices lined for the players.

The participant-turned-workforce proprietor hopes the new league generates passion and propels the game into larger popularity.

The Moncton Mystics will unveil a symbol and group colors later this month.

Parlee hopes the group, and ladies who need to play, will embrace the new endeavour.

“Just having that chance is where it all starts and creates extra.” she said.

Leave a Comment