PEI Mustangs Going for Gold at CWBL National Championship in Charlottetown
Wheelchair Basketball Canada – PEI GOING FOR GOLD AT 2019 CANADIAN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL LEAGUE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN CHARLOTTETOWN
PEI will face New Brunswick in the Tier 2 Gold Medal Match; while Gladiateurs de Laval and Variety Village will battle for the gold in Tier 1
(April 27, 2019 – CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.) – Home team PEI Mustangs will get a shot at the tier 2 championship trophy where they will face New Brunswick Sunday at 10 a.m. ADT at the 2019 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship in Charlottetown, PEI.
“This team is built up of players who have been doing this for a long time and it’s very exciting,” says Adam Loo of Team PEI. “To be here at home hosting with the coach that started our program (Clary Stubbert) is pretty special. That’s the biggest thing for us – we are just excited to be doing it together and whatever happens, happens. We’re looking forward to the finals.” Loo has been a powerhouse this tournament and led his team with 27 points in the semifinal win (63-49) against Manitoba.
In the tier 1 division, reigning champions Gladiateurs de Laval and Variety Village will square off in the gold medal game at 12:00 p.m. ADT Sunday.
“BC is always a good match up for us. They have a well-rounded team offensively and defensively,” says David Eng of Gladiateurs de Laval after defeating British Columbia in the semi-finals, 73-66. “There were a couple of runs when we were down, but we were able to bring it back and keep our composure. Now we have to rest up and prepare for tomorrow. We’re looking forward to a great final and we’re hoping we can three-peat.” Eng led all players in the semifinal match with 28 points.
Manitoba and Brampton Cruiser Rockets of tier 2, and British Columbia and Saskatchewan of tier 1 will clash for bronze at 9 a.m. ADT and 11 a.m. ADT, respectively.
The three-day tournament is co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and ParaSport and Recreation PEI and features eleven of the best wheelchair basketball club teams in Canada competing for the title of national champion in two tiers at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre in Charlottetown, PEI. The tournament is inclusive with athletes with and without a disability competing together on a level playing field.
Gold medal games will be streamed live here.
Final results from the day can be found here.
Action photos from today can be found here.
Rosters can be found here.
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 that was established in 1974. The organization is led by a volunteer Board of Directors that are elected annually. It is our mission to provide recreation and sports opportunities for any and all individuals with a physical disability on Prince Edward Island.
Visit wheelchairbasketball.ca for all of the recaps and results from the tournament.
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. For more information visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.
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