The 2019 Canada Winter Games is now underway, beginning on Friday, February 15 to Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Being the largest sporting event ever hosted in central Alberta and Red Deer, Canada, the Games is an opportunity for the next generation of the best of the best in Canadian sports to compete.
These athletes represent Canada’s national, global, and Olympic sports squads.
Fulfilling their dream to participate in the 2019 Canada Winter Games, members of the men’s hockey team, Team Prince Edward Island (PEI), showcased their prowess Sunday.
Concluding the first period, the Northwest Territories was on the lead with the score 1-0, but Team PEI gathered their momentum with a 2-1 advantage towards the third period of the match.
Effectual team effort paced Team PEI towards a 3-2 win against the Northwest Territories.
Forward Alex Graham was able to score a goal and had one assist. Defenseman Zach Biggar also had two assists as well as singles going to forward Cameron MacLean, defenseman Jacob Squires, and team captain Jack Campbell.
In November, Team PEI’s coach, Kyle Dunn alongside his coaching entourage, announced the 20 hockey players that were going to be a part of the team competing for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
These athletes were reported to play in a group with the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nunavut.
These hockey players come from various provinces and age brackets.
Dunn shared that the team representing Prince Edward Island trained hard and exerted plenty of efforts to polish their hockey playing skills, in preparation for the major winter sporting event.
The head coach furthered that Team PEI is composed of players who had bagged victories from hockey championships and are poised to gain more winnings.
He cited that he is looking forward to the significant contributions of the team members, making Team PEI a “hard-nosed” and agile hockey squad.
Meanwhile, the first day of the 2019 Canada Winter Games involved Team Saskatchewan stunning Team Alberta.
With under one minute to play in overtime, Nolan Allan scored the game-winner, springing loose on a breakaway and sliding a backhand behind Team Alberta’s goaltender, Drew Sim.
The host team was ahead of the match during the opening frame, 17-4. After 20 minutes, however, it only held a 2-1 advantage.
On the power play, Team Saskatchewan concluded the evening 3-for-7. With 40 saves in that match, goaltender Brett Mirwald was outstanding in the Saskatchewan net.