Team Alberta and Team Quebec emerged as early tournament favourites, recording three victories each and securing top spots in their respective pools, on the first day of the 2018 Junior National Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Longueuil, Quebec.
The top four teams heading into quarterfinals tomorrow are Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. New Brunswick and British Columbia are in the middle of the pack with one win apiece while teams Nova Scotia and Manitoba are still in search of their first wins.
The three-day tournament is co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Parasports Québec and features the best junior wheelchair basketball athletes in Canada. This event acts as the seeding tournament for the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer, Alta.
Final results can be found here.
About Parasports Québec
Parasports Québec is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of parasports in Quebec. Its mission is to develop programs or projects that promote the development of people with physical limitations by promoting health and active living to stimulate their integration process. In addition, Parasports Québec promotes access to parasports at all levels of performance.
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. For more information, please visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.