BC claims gold at the 2022 Junior National Championship; NB/PEI wins bronze
(CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.) BC erased an early deficit and battled back to defeat Quebec 58-47 to claim gold at the 2022 Junior National Championship Sunday in Charlottetown. As a result, BC will be the top-seeded team heading into the 2023 Canada Games next February.
BC, who went undefeated in Charlottetown, was paced by Gabe Harrison’s team-high 17 points. Collin Lalonde had a game-high 19 points for Quebec in the loss.
The athletes representing New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island won bronze with a 71-50 victory over Alberta.
1st – BC
2nd – Quebec
3rd – New Brunswick/P.E.I.
4th – Alberta
5th – Manitoba
6th – Saskatchewan
7th – Nova Scotia/Newfoundland
8th – Ontario
MVP and All-Stars
MVP – Nick Van Bakel (BC)
All-star – Ben Hagkull (BC)
All-star – Austin MacLellan (NB/PEI)
All-star – Kyrell Sopotyk (SK)
All star – Josh Brown (MB)
All star – Aurélie Jacob-Verreault (QC)
All results from the tournament can be found here.
The three-day tournament was co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and ParaSports and Recreation PEI and featured the top junior wheelchair basketball athletes in Canada. This was a seeding tournament and a test event for the 2023 Canada Games in P.E.I. (Feb. 18-Mar. 5, 2023).
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to excellence in developing, supporting, and promoting wheelchair basketball programs and services from grassroots to high performance for all Canadians. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem worldwide for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information, please visit wheelchairbasketball.ca.
About ParaSport and Recreation PEI
ParaSport and Recreation PEI is the provincial sport governing body for Paralympic sport and parasport on Prince Edward Island. It is a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1974. The organization is led by a volunteer Board of Directors elected annually. It is the mission of ParaSport and Recreation PEI to provide recreation and sports opportunities for all individuals with a physical disability on Prince Edward Island.
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