Wheelchair Basketball Canada: BC claims gold at the 2022 Junior National Championship; NB/PEI wins bronze

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. Final Results1st – BC 2nd – Quebec3rd – New Brunswick/P.E.I.4th – Alberta 5th – Manitoba6th – Saskatchewan 7th – Nova Scotia/Newfoundland8th – Ontario MVP and All-StarsMVP – 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).

Press release & photo: Wheelchair Basketball Canada

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