September 7, 2021
Paralympian Erica Gavel announces retirement
2016 Paralympian and Team Canada wheelchair basketball player Erica Gavel has announced her retirement from the sport to transition into the next phase of her life.
The Prince Albert-born Gavel began playing wheelchair basketball in 2012 after an injury she received while playing stand-up basketball with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Gavel first made the senior women’s national team in 2014 and made her Paralympic debut shortly after at the 2016 Games in Rio. In 2019, she also helped Canada capture gold at the Parapan Am Games in Lima, which earned Canada their spot at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan thanks Erica for her dedication and hard work through the years and wishes her good luck in her future endeavours.
Carson Hindmarsh representing Canada in Friendship Series
Saskatoon right-handed pitcher Carson Hindmarsh has been selected as one of 30 players to represent Canada in a seven-game Friendship Series against the United States’ 18U National team.
The tournament is on now until September 9.
Canada picked up their first victory of the series on Tuesday in Game 5, winning 3-2. The United States won the four first games.
The final two games are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday and can be streamed on the USA Baseball Facebook page.
Read more at baseball.ca.