(Martensville, Sask.) The defending champion Gladiateurs de Laval will meet Team B.C. once again in the tier 1 gold medal match Sunday at 12 p.m. CT at the 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship in Martensville, Saskatchewan.
“It’s good to know that our veterans still have some magic left,” says Simon Cass, head coach of Team B.C. “We’re looking forward to a rematch of last year’s final against the Gladiateurs de Laval.”
In the tier 2 division, Saskatchewan White and the Brampton Cruiser Suns will face off for the national crown at 11 a.m. CT Sunday.
“I’m proud of this young team who fought hard through the full 40 minutes to advance to the gold medal match at home tomorrow,” says Shawn Scherr, Saskatchewan White’s head coach. “It’s pretty spectacular.”
The Lethbridge Steamers and Manitoba of tier 2, and Saskatchewan Green and the Alberta Northern Lights of tier 1 will battle for the bronze at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. CT, respectively.
The three-day tournament is co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association (SWSA) and features the top club teams in the country competing for the title of national champions in two tiers at the Martensville Athletic Pavilion.
Final results from the day can be found here.
About Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association
The Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association (SWSA) was incorporated in 1977 by five of its founding members, to provide an opportunity for persons with a disability to lead an active lifestyle. Over the past 35 years, the SWSA has provided sporting opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities at a provincial, national, and international level. Eleven athletes have represented Canada and the province at both summer and winter Paralympic games. Others have represented the country at World Championships, and our athletes have reached the podium in National archery, athletics, basketball, rugby, shooting and tennis events on numerous occasions throughout the years.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games.