2015 Canada Winter Games
Silver and Bronze at 2015 Canada Winter Games
The 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC proved to be very successful as both of Alberta’s hockey teams earned a trip to the medal podium.
The Team Alberta Under-16 Male squad earned the silver medal, going unbeaten until the gold medal match, where they suffered a 3-1 loss to Team Ontario. It was Alberta’s fourth silver medal, winning previously in 1971, 1991, and 1995. Alberta advanced to the finals with a 3-1 semi-final win over Manitoba, and round-robin victories over Quebec, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.
Results – Team Alberta Under-16 Male
4-1 win over Saskatchewan
5-4 win over Nova Scotia
5-4 win over Quebec
6-1 win over New Brunswick
3-1 win over Manitoba
3-1 loss to Ontario
The Team Alberta Under-18 Female squad captured the bronze medal, defeating Saskatchewan, 5-3 in the bronze medal game. The team was perfect through round-robin play, with wins over Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and then defeated Manitoba in the quarter-finals. The team’s lone loss came in the semi-finals, 5-2, to Ontario.
Results – Team Alberta Under-18 Female
7-1 win over Nova Scotia
4-0 win over Manitoba
2-1 win over Saskatchewan
2-1 win over Manitoba
5-2 loss to Ontario
Bronze Medal Game
5-3 win over Saskatchewan
Prince George and Northern British Columbia played host to 2,400 athletes, 1,000 coaches and officials, more than 4,500 volunteers, hundreds of media, and thousands of visitors.
The Canada Games are a powerful, nation-building event that promotes unity, cultural understanding and diversity.The first Canada Games were held in Québec City in 1967 and were an outstanding success. They paved the way to what is now Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes. As the best in their age group, amateur competitors from all over Canada come to the Canada Games from the 13 provinces and territories across the nation and compete for the Canada Games Flag and Centennial Cup. These athletes are our country’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions.
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