September 14, 2021
Paige Crozon heading to 3×3 finals in Romania
Humboldt’s Paige Crozon will be competing in the FIBA Women’s 3×3 Series final Sept. 18-19 in Bucharest, Romania with the rest of her Canadian squad.
Canada will compete in Pool A against Russia, Romania and Germany. Pool B will consist of Poland, Mongolia, Austria and the Netherlands.
Learn more at womensseries.fiba3x3.com.
Multiple Saskatchewan athletes invited to softball U23 camp
Nine of the 24 athletes selected to attend the upcoming Softball Canada U23 National Team selection camp will be coming from Saskatchewan.
Saskatoon’s Nick Basaraba, Jordan Hudson and Cayden Schmautz, Delisle’s Will Major, James Shirley and Brant Wiebe as well as Regina’s Josh Montana, Warman’s Troy Kosmynka and Prince Albert’s Matthew Kutnikoff.
The selection camp will take place Sept.30 to Oct. 3 in Saskatoon with the eventual roster set to compete at the Pan American Continental qualifier early in 2022.
Melfort’s Dean Holoien will be a part of the team as an assistant coach.
Read more on softball.ca.
Magus training with volleyball National Excellence Program
Saskatoon setter Sophia Magus has been selected as one of 18 players to participate in Volleyball Canada’s National Excellence Program through December 2021.
The program is a full-time daily training environment for Grade 11 & 12 female athletes, which includes technical and tactical training in line with the Senior Women’s National Team, as well as competition opportunities.
Twelve of the program’s athletes will be selected to represent Canada at the U18 Girls’ World Championships in Mexico from Sept. 20-29. A roster will be announced prior to the competition.
Read more on volleyball.ca.
Hockey Canada announces 2021-22 Para hockey team
Under head coach Ken Babey of Saskatoon, Hockey Canada has announced it’s 20-player roster for the Para hockey team that will compete throughout the 2021-22 season following selection camp in Calgary.
“We are excited to unveil the 20 players that will continue on with Canada’s National Para Hockey Team throughout the season as we look ahead to competing for a gold medal in Beijing,” said Babey in a Hockey Canada media release. “We know we have selected a group that combines youth, speed, skill and experience, and we look forward to building towards the Paralympics and embracing the opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf on the biggest stage in sports.”
The team is scheduled to participate in several training camps and events through the 2021-22 season, pending the COVID-19 pandemic, including two series against the United States and the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup in Bridgewater, N.S.
Mental Performance Consultant Kyle McDonald of Regina is also a member of the team.
The final Paralympic roster is tentatively scheduled to be unveiled in February.