May 16, 2023
Canada’s women’s team finishes sixth at U19 Pan Am Cup in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico.
The U19 NORCECA Pan American Cup concluded Monday with Canada’s women’s team finishing in sixth place with a 2-4 record.
Canada defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands in straight sets 25-12, 25-16 and 25-13 before falling to the Dominican Republic 3-1 who claimed fifth.
Saskatchewan was represented by the team’s setter, Sophia Magus of Saskatoon.
Goncin, Sopotyk win Wheelchair Basketball Canada awards
Nik Goncin and Kyrell Sopotyk were both recognized by Wheelchair Basketball Canada this past weekend at their Award and Hall of Fame banquet.
Kyrell Sopotyk, from Aberdeen, was awarded Junior Athlete of the Year. In 2022, Sopotyk played for Team Canada at the Under-23 World Championship in Phuket, Thailand.
Regina’s Nik Goncin was awarded the title of Male Athlete of the Year. Goncin helped Team Canada achieve a bronze medal at the 2022 Americas Cup in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Team Canada defeated by United States at ParaVolley PanAmerica Zonal Championship
Taking on the United States in a best-of-five series at the women’s ParaVolley PanAmerica Zonal Championship in Edmonton, Team Canada lost 3-2 and missed out on a chance to qualify for the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.
Featuring Melfort’s Julie Kozun, the Canadian squad fell 3-2 in the first game of the series and then lost back-to-back games 3-1, but ended the series on a high note, winning games four and five 3-2.
Kozun and Canada will have another chance to secure a spot for Paris at the World Cup, which will take place November 11-18 in Cairo, Egypt.
Sask. Athletes are named All-Star Team Members at the NCL 17U National Finals
After attending the National Championships League (NCL) 17U Western Conference Championships, four Saskatchewan athletes earned their titles as All-Star team members while helping their teams qualify for the NCL 17U National Finals.
On the men’s side, Regina’s Reid Tatemici and Zander Velestuk helped Team Sask into a first-place position in Water Polo Canada’s 17U Conference.
Meanwhile, on the women’s side, Regina’s
The NCL 17U National Finals will be held May 25-27 in Calgary, where the men’s and women’s Saskatchewan teams will compete for gold against fourteen other teams.
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Ethan Bear and Team Canada have officially hit the ice at the IIHF World Championship
Ochapowace’s Ethan Bear is skating alongside other members of Team Canada at the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championships until May 28.
After defeating Slovakia in a shoot out in their latest game 2-1, Canada stands in second place within the Group B rankings, below Switzerland. Canada’s recent win on May 15 left them with a 2-1-0-0 record, that also includes a 6-0 victory over Latvia and a 5-2 win against Slovenia. Their next scheduled game is against Kazakhstan, May 17.
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