Gladiateurs de Laval, Scarborough Tigers undefeated after Day 1 of 2022 CWBL National Championship
Vikings and the athletes representing Manitoba and New Brunswick undefeated in Division 2
(Montreal, Que.) The Gladiateurs de Laval and Scarborough Tigers are undefeated with 2-0 records in Division 1 following round robin play at the 2022 CWBL National Championship in Montreal. In Division 2, the Vikings and a team of athletes representing Manitoba and New Brunswick are 2-0 following Friday’s action at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau.
The Gladiateurs de Laval, winners of three straight national titles, defeated the Alberta Northern Lights and the BC Grizzlies during Friday’s play. Meanwhile, the Scarborough Tigers opened the tournament with a win over Centre d’integration a la vie active before defeating the Calgary Rollers.
The Vikings beat the Edmonton Inferno to open their day before wrapping up with a win over Club 99 in Division 2 play. The athletes from Manitoba and New Brunswick picked up wins against Les Glaciers and the BC Orcas.
Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Parasports Quebec co-host the three-day tournament. It features the top club teams in the country competing for the title of national champions in two divisions at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau. The competition resumes Saturday, with the quarterfinals starting at 9 am ET.
Results from Day 1 can be found here.
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 and 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 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 Parasports Québec
Parasports Québec is one of the leaders in the development of parasports in Canada and is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of parasports in Quebec. Its mission is to set up programs or projects that promote the development of people with physical limitations, by promoting health and active living to stimulate their integration process and to coordinate and promote access to parasports sport at all levels of performance, for the benefit of persons with a physical limitation.
Media wishing to attend the 2022 CWBL Nationals or arrange interviews should contact:
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Wheelchair Basketball Canada