2017 CANADIAN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL LEAGUE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS OFF WITH DAY OF WELL MATCHED GAMES, BC ROYALS ONLY TEAM UNDEFEATED GOING INTO SEMI-FINALS
Wheelchair Basketball Canada – (Montreal, Que.) – The BC Royals came out on top on Friday at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship as they were the sole team to emerge undefeated from some heated round robin action in Montreal.
Seven of the country’s top competitive club teams are vying for a shot at the national title at the Centre sportif at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
The competition resumes Saturday as teams jostle for position and battle for a berth to the medal games. The bronze and gold medal games are set for 9 a.m. ET and 11 a.m. ET, respectively, on Sunday.
The event is being hosted by Parasports Québec and the games are being streamed live on their Facebook page. Read the full recap.
About the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League
The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) was founded in 1986 and has two primary divisions: the Open division and the Women’s division. The league features wheelchair basketball club teams from across Canada and culminates each season with a national championship for both the Open and Women’s divisions.
The league is fully integrated as both divisions welcome athletes with a disability as well as able-bodied athletes to play in the spirit of competition. It often features some of the country’s best wheelchair basketball players, including past, present and future members of Team Canada.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games.