Athletics : Go, Panthers Go!


Consolation Division Championship Winners!

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Our Priory Girls and Priory Boys basketball teams took part in the LCC Tournament recently. Congratulations to both teams for a great tournament! Congratulations to the boys for winning the Consolation Division Championship at the LCC Tournament! Our Priory Panthers showed what teamwork, having fun and a passion for basketball is all about. Thanks to their amazing coaches, Mr. Peters, Mr. Gentile and Mr. Mikey for taking the time to support and encourage our student athletes. We are proud of you Panthers! 

Silver Division Championship winners!


The Priory Panthers came home with the Silver Division Championship from this weekend’s UCC Basketball Tournament. On Saturday, the boys took their team play to new levels, dominating teams with passing and unequaled team spirit.  The boys defeated Holy Trinity School in the quarter-finals and then Montcrest in the semi-finals to reach the Championship game of the Silver Division against Kuper, where they continued to play a team game that we were all so proud to be a part of.  Congratulations to the entire team and coaches, Mr. Mark Gentile and Mr. Mikey Gutfeld, for another incredible performance! A special thanks to our Priory parents who came out to cheer on the team.

The Priory Panthers Soccer Season 2017

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The Priory Panthers Soccer Teams enjoyed a memorable and fun-filled season which culminated with a silver medal win for the Tournament Team at this year’s LCC Tournament. Congratulations on a season well played! A well-deserved thank you goes out to our enthusiastic soccer players, dedicated coaches (Mr. Feith, Mr. Gentile, Mrs. MacKinnon, Mme Martineau, Mrs. Sherriffs), supportive parents and to our lively mascot, Panther. Your time and devotion to the team was appreciated tremendously. Go, Panthers Go!


The Priory Tournament Team crowned Champions!

On Monday, December 19, The Priory Panthers Tournament Basketball Teams participated in the Lower Canada College Tournament. Boys and Girls from Grades 4, 5 ,6 competed in a friendly tournament with schools from around the island of Montreal. Although Priory students regularly participate in the intramural league, for many students on the Tournament teams, this was their first experience playing basketball in a competitive setting against other schools. That being said, our athletes showed great determination and initiative throughout all of their games and was crowned Champions at this year’s LCC Basketball Tournamen (Silver Division Champions 2016). Congratulations Panthers, we are proud of you! A special thank you to coaches Mark Gentile and Tim Peters, for always encouraging the team to do their best and have FUN. Way to go Panthers!


The Priory Panthers Boys' and Girls' Soccer Teams competed with great energy and enthusiasm. Through hard work, determination, skill and sportsmanship, the boys' and girls' managed to grow both as a team, and as teammates. With each game, the team improved and in the end, the wins, losses and ties meant very little, compared to the uplifting memories that will last a lifetime. Way to go Panthers! A special thank you to our coaches, Mr. Gentile, Mrs. MacKinnon, Mme Martineau, and Mrs. Sherriffs for their support and guidance in helping the teams reach their goals. Congratulations Panthers! A season well played! 


A Silver Medal for the Priory Panthers Boys' Team

Congratulations to the Priory Panthers Boys' who had a remarkable undefeated and historic season only to lose in the Championship Game against Sainte-Anne. The Boys brought home the silver medal  with a second place finish. Congratulations Boys, we are proud of you! 

The Panthers compete in the Lcc Tournament

At the LCC Tournament, the Priory Panther Girls showed what teamwork and passion for basketball was all about. The Panthers won 4 consecutive games against Ste Anne, Notre Dame de Sion, ECS and LCC and made it all the way to the Championship Finals against Kuper, walking away with a smile and a silver medal. Congratulations Girls and Coach Tim Peters, we are proud of you!


With hard work, focus and cooperation, the boys have became one of the dominant teams in the league. Though they did not win the championship title in the LCC Tournament, they can hold their heads high knowing that they won 3 consecutive games against Crestwood, Kuper and Ste Anne, losing in the gold semi finals to Crescent School.  The weekend was an excellent display of sportsmanship and athleticism. Congratulation Panthers and a special thank you to our coaches, Mark Gentile and Mike Gutfeld! 


Priory Girls’ Basketball Dominant Once Again

The 2015 Priory Panthers, defending Montreal City Champions, had a fantastic showing at their first-ever Ottawa tournament last week. The girls defeated the much bigger schools of Ashbury, Turnbull and LCC on their way to the finals. In the championship game, the girls came from behind to beat LCC and take home yet another championship. Congratulation to all the girls for another incredible performance!

Upper Canada College (Toronto) Boys’ Basketball Tournament

The boys’ basketball team made Priory School history this past weekend by being the first boys’ team to ever make it to the Championship final of the sixteen team UCC Basketball Tournament. After a long travel day Friday morning, the boys had to play three games in four hours during round-robin play in the afternoon. They managed to win all three games to finish first in their pool. On Saturday, the boys won their quarter-final match-up fairly easily and then won their semi-final game in a nail biter by one point. In the championship game versus host UCC, the boys led at the half 9-8 (the only time any team had been ahead of UCC the entire weekend). In the end, the boys ran out of gas and lost the game, but the smiles on their faces and their proud parents in the stands told the true story. We’re proud of you boys. Go Panthers!  


Priory Panthers Undefeated Basketball Champions

The Priory Panthers Girls' Basketball Team made Priory history as they will always be remembered as the 'undefeated champions with a perfect record'. The Panthers remained undefeated during the LCC Tournament and undefeated during the regular basketball season winning the finals at the Championship game on Wednesday, March 25, bringing home two gold medals this season. What a remarkable display of team effort and leadership! A special thank you to coach and Principal, Tim Peters, for always encouraging the team to do their best and play to their strengths. Way to go Panthers!

The Priory Panthers Girls' Bring Home the Gold from the LCC Tournament

Under the direction of Principal and Coach, Tim Peters, the Priory Panthers Girls' Basketball Team displayed true Priory spirit and team harmony this year going into the annual LCC Tournament undefeated. During the LCC Tournament, the main goal was to play hard and give it everything they had. These girls did far more than that. They won game after game, placing first in their division with an undefeated title and made Priory history by bringing home the gold medal! What surmountable team effort, sportsmanship and leadership! Way to go Panthers! 

Results from the LCC Tournament:

Friday, January 23, 2015:
9:00-10:00 AM Priory 30 - LCC 19
1:00-2:00 PM: Priory 30 - Turnbull 4
4:00-5:00 PM: Priory 22 - Kuper 13

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Priory 26 - St. Monica 6
1:30-2:30 PM Priory 24 - NDS 12 (Championship Game) 

Priory Panthers Boys' Place 3rd at the LCC Tournament

The Priory Panthers Boys’ Basketball Team had fans chanting “P-R-I-O-R-Y” at this year’s LCC Tournament. With passion and desire to put everything out there, the Boys’ Team demonstrated their true mettle with some rousing displays. Struggling with a couple of injuries on Saturday, the Boys’ won against rivals Crescent (29-27) and enjoyed a third place finish bringing home the bronze medal!  Congratulation Panthers and a special thank you to our coaches, Mark Gentile and Mike Gutfeld!

Results from the LCC Tournament:

Friday, January 23, 2015:
Priory 39 - Crestwood 19
Priory 6 - Crescent 19
Priory 44 - Sterling Hall 14

Saturday, January 24, 2015
11:30-12:30 PM Priory 23 - UCC 27
Priory 29 - Crescent 27 (3rd Place Game) 

Upper Canada College (Toronto) Boys' Basketball Tournament

The Priory Panthers Boys' Basketball Team was in Toronto on Friday and Saturday, January 9th and 10th, for the UCC Basketball Tournament. The boys played exceptionally well, winning four out of six games. Our boys finished in 5th place out of sixteen teams and should be very proud of their accomplishment. While The Priory was by far the smallest school at the tournament, we definitely showed the biggest heart. 


A Gold Medal for the Priory Panthers Tournament Team

The Tournament Team program's 'raison d'etre' is to instill the love of the game to as many interested students as possible, to teach skills and demonstrate the importance of team spirit and cooperation. Under coach Mark Gentile's leadership, this year's Tournament Team did just that. The Panthers Tournament team participated in the St George's Tournament on Thursday, January 15th and represented The Priory well while learning that "focus and purpose creates success both on and off the court". On Thursday, January 22, the Tournament Team participated at the LCC Basketball Tournament and not only stepped up their game but ended up making it all the way to the finals, bringing home the gold medal! Well done Panthers! We are so proud of you!

Priory Panthers Boys' Basketball Team Wins Championship!

On Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, the Priory Boys' Panthers Basketball Team competed in the annual Selwyn House Tournament. Their dedication to the sport as well as the great teamwork they displayed, served them well as they remained undefeated throughout the Tournament and won the Championship! 

Results from the Tournament:

Priory 52 - Kuper Academy 14
Priory 37 - Royal St-Georges Coll 15
Priory 57 - Selwyn House 35
Priory 33 - LCC 7

A special thank you to our coaches, Mark Gentile and Mike Gutfeld, for their support and guidance in helping the team reach their goals. Congratulations Panthers!

Soccer: Go Panthers Go!

Two great soccer teams that value team work, sportsmanship and perseverance! The Priory Panthers played with incredible tenacity throughout the entire soccer season and during the annual LCC Tournament held from October 16th to October 18th. On the wet and crisp two days of round-robin play, the boys and girls went up against strong contenders (LCC, The Study, Selwyn, Kuper, ECS, Royal Vale, Turnbull, NDS) in their divisions. The boys ended up with two ties, while the girls ended up with two wins and two losses. This placed both the boys and girls in 2nd place allowing the Priory Panthers to advance to the playoff rounds on Saturday. 

Saturday brought drama and excitement as both the boys' and girls' Panthers played with heart and courage and gave their fans a roller-coaster ride that they will not forget. Through true Priory spirit, determination and sportsmanship, both the boys and girls experienced the joy and benefits of working as a team. They rallied to prove that these values are what make a winning team, placing them second in the annual LCC Tournament winning two Silver medals! A wonderful end to a great season for both the boys and girls! 

Congratulations Panthers on a super soccer season and special thanks to our supportive Priory parents and to our coaches, Mr. Gentile, Mr. Bonilla, Mrs. Sherriffs and Mrs. MacKinnon, for instilling in our children, confidence, respect and love of the game. 

Athletics are an important part of student life at The Priory and all students are encouraged to participate. The Priory takes great pride in its two interscholastic soccer teams and basketball teams. Participation whether interscholastic or intramural, as supporters or players, develops a strong sense of teamwork and respect for healthy competition.

For information about The Priory's Physical Education Program see Éducation Physique et à la Santé.


For more information contact
Mark Gentile
Physical Education Teacher/Coordinator