X-Men Invitational

 

The X-Men Invitational, presented by Pizza Delight, is an annual four-team exhibition tournament hosted by the StFX X-Men every October.

The X-Men Invitational began in 1979 upon the initiation of X-Men basketball head coach Steve Konchalski and the StFX Athletic Director at the time, Father George Kehoe. The X-Men Invitational is one of the longest-running consecutive year men's basketball tournaments in U SPORTS, having been in existance for almost 40 years now.

Ernie Foshay was a strong supporter of StFX Athletics and is a member of the the StFX Sports Hall of Fame as a former X-Men basketball and football athlete. After his passing in 1991, the tournament Most Valuable Player Award was renamed the Ernie Foshay Memorial Award in honor of Mr. Foshay.

2017 X-Men Basketball Invitational Schedule

Friday, October 27, 2017

Semifinals
6:00 pm:  Cape Breton vs Dalhousie
8:00 pm:  UPEI vs StFX

Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:00 pm:  Consolation final  (semifinal losers)
8:00 pm:  Championship game (semifinal winners)


X-Men Basketball Invitational History 
 
Year     Champion                   MVP (Ernie Foshay Memorial Award)
1          1979    StFX                             Gil Green, StFX                                   
2          1980    StFX                             Varouj Gurunlian, StFX                       
3          1981    Husson College           Ernie Burchill, Husson                        
4          1982    StFX                             John Hatch, StFX
5          1983    StFX                             John Hatch, StFX
6          1984    StFX                             Brent Baker, StFX
7          1985    Acadia                         Peter Morris, Acadia
8          1986    StFX                             Peter Morris, Acadia
9          1987    Acadia                         Kevin Veinot, Acadia
10        1988    Husson College           Buster Frederick, Husson
11        1989    StFX                             Richard Bella, StFX
12        1990    StFX                             Richard Bella, StFX
13        1991    Saint Mary’s                Brian Thompson, SMU
14        1992    Acadia                         Kevin Lee, Acadia
15        1993    Dalhousie                    Shawn Plancke, Dalhousie
16        1994    Husson College           Obadiah Johnson, Husson
17        1995    Concordia                    Maxime Bouchard, Concordia
18        1996    Saint Mary’s                Jason Medford, SMU
19        1997    StFX                             Jason Dayman, StFX
20        1998    StFX                             Jordan Croucher, StFX
21        1999    StFX                             Dennie Oliver, StFX
22        2000    StFX                             Fred Perry/Jordan Croucher, StFX
23        2001    Maine Central             Kenton Paulino, Maine
24        2002    Acadia                         Nick Landrigan, Acadia
25        2003    StFX                             Neil MacDonald, StFX
26        2004    StFX                             Zach Russell, StFX
27        2005    Cape Breton                Eric Breland, CBU
28        2006    StFX                             Tyler Richards, StFX
29        2007    StFX                             Luiz Toledo, StFX
30        2008    Cape Breton                Tremaine Fraser, CBU
31        2009    StFX                             Christian Upshaw, StFX
32        2010    StFX                             Charlie Spurr, StFX
33        2011    StFX                             Terry Thomas, StFX
34        2012    Cape Breton                  Jimmy Dorsey, CBU
35        2013    Saint Mary's                  Boyd Vassell, SMU    
36        2014    Cape Breton                  Meshack Lufile, CBU
37        2015    Dalhousie                      Sven Stammberger, DAL
38        2016    Saint Mary's                  Theon Reefer, SMU                       
 
 
X-Men Invitational Tournament Titles:

StFX - 19
Acadia - 4
Cape Breton - 4
Saint Mary's - 4
Husson College - 3
Dalhousie - 2
Concordia - 1
Maine Central - 1