PEI Mustangs Undefeated After Day 1 at CWBL National Championship in Charlottetow
Wheelchair Basketball Canada – PEI MUSTANGS UNDEFEATED AFTER DAY 1 OF 2019 CANADIAN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN CHARLOTTETOWN
Reigning Champions Gladiateurs de Laval also undefeated
(April 26, 2019 – CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.) – Hosts Prince Edward Island Mustangs went undefeated in their Tier 2 division on home turf in the opening day of competition on Friday at the 2019 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship in Charlottetown, PEI with a 3-0 record.
“It’s pretty exciting going undefeated at home and being able to show the home crowd what we have been working towards these last couple of years,” says Westley Johnston of Team PEI. “Our core group of guys have been together for seven years and being able to show our province what we are able to do at the National level is a great thing.”
In Tier 1, reigning champions Gladiateurs de Laval (2-0) and Saskatchewan (1-1) finishes at the top of their respective pools and move on to semifinals.
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. The round robin competition resumes Saturday, with the semi-finals starting at 2pm ADT.
Final results from the day can be found here.
Action photos from today 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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