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A great Canada Games for Dal Tigers

Athletes shine on the podium

- August 18, 2017

Photos from the Canada Games
Photos from the Canada Games

The 2017 Canada Games wrapped up on August 13 in Winnipeg, MB and the Tigers were well represented with over 40 current and incoming athletes and coaches participating in the games.

In the first week of competition, Tigers men’s volleyball players Kobe Shannon and Christian Fricke teamed up to win silver for Team Nova Scotia after a hard-fought 2-1 loss to British Columbia in the final. The duo finished second in their pool to advance through to the medal rounds.

“I am just insanely proud of what we accomplished given the little time we had to prepare for the Games,” says Fricke. “It was a bit of a heartbreaker for us in the end as we were on quite the run the rest of the tournament, but all in all I had an absolute blast playing some great beach volleyball with Kobe on a national stage and won't forget this week anytime soon.”

Victoria Haworth (Team Nova Scotia) and her partner also had a great Games, finishing fourth in the women’s beach volleyball event.

Current women’s soccer coach Cindy Tye led Team Nova Scotia to a bronze medal finish. Incoming Tigers Haley Birrell, Katelyn Fines, Alyssa Hartlen and Olivia MacIntyre played a big role in the win with Fines recording a shutout in their final game. Tigers goalkeeper coach Gary Carter served as an assistant coach at the event.

“Winning bronze at Canada Games was such an amazing experience,” says Birrell. “We went in to the tournament as underdogs which made winning that much better. The games really brought the whole team and staff together as one, I will never forget how proud everyone was of each other when we won.”

The Tigers track and field athletes also had a great showing representing four provinces at the Games this year. Josh Lunda (Team Nova Scotia) and Savanna Jordan (Team Alberta) led the way with fourth-place finishes in the 100m and 5000m events, respectively.

In week two, Tigers newcomers Catherine Callaghan, Julie Moore, Victoria Turcot and Hannah Wilkie led Nova Scotia to a fifth-place finish with long-time Tigers assistant coach Jon Elliott guiding the team.

Incoming men’s volleyball player Mathieu Lavoie also helped his home province of Manitoba to a fifth-place finish.

Swim head coach Lance Cansdale led Nova Scotia’s teams to an eighth-place finish.

Official website

Twitter @2017CanadaGames

Results

Week One (July 28-August 4)

Name

Sport

Province

Result

Christian Fricke

M Beach Volleyball

Nova Scotia

Silver Medal

Kobe Shannon

M Beach Volleyball

Nova Scotia

Silver Medal

Victoria Haworth

W Beach Volleyball

Nova Scotia

4th place

Matthew Coolen

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

17th - 100m

Hudson Grimshaw-Surette

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

5th - 800m

Shiloh Johnson

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

6th - 4X400m

Josh Lunda

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

4th - 100m
6th - 200m

Angus MacIntosh

M Track & Field

New Brunswick

10th - 3000m Steeplechase

Mike Rogers

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

18th - 1500m

Will Russell

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

12th - 1500m

Kaelan Schmidt

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

10th - High Jump

Mike Van Der Poel

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

8th - 400m
6th - 4X400m

Graeme Wach

M Track & Field

Nova Scotia

18th - 5000m
13th - 3000m Steeplechase

Shannay Beals

W Track & Field

Nova Scotia

6th - 100m

Heather Beaton

W Track & Field

Nova Scotia

7th - 400m
6th - 4X400m

Elizabeth Comeau

W Track & Field

Nova Scotia

8th - 400m Hurdles

Hannah Cormier

W Track & Field

New Brunswick

16th - 1500m

Savanna Jordan

W Track & Field

Alberta

7th - 1500m
4th - 5000m

Anna McCrea

W Track & Field

Nova Scotia

15th - 800m

Jenna MacDonald

W Track & Field

Nova Scotia

14th - 5000m

Shaylynn Tell

W Track & Field

Nova Scotia

14th - 1500m
12th - 5000m

Michaela Walker

W Track & Field

PEI

13th - 1500m

Haley Birrell

W Soccer

Nova Scotia

Bronze Medal

Julie Cormier

W Soccer

New Brunswick

11th place

Katelyn Fines

W Soccer

Nova Scotia

Bronze Medal

Alyssa Hartlen

W Soccer

Nova Scotia

Bronze Medal

Olivia MacIntyre

W Soccer

Nova Scotia

Bronze Medal

 

Week Two (August 5 - 13)

Name

Sport

Province

Result

Skyler Bryant

M Soccer

Yukon

10th place

Enrico Rodriguez

M Soccer

Nova Scotia

7th place

Justin Drapeau

M Volleyball

New Brunswick

7th place

Nicolas Faulkner

M Volleyball

Nova Scotia

8th place

Mathieu Lavoie

M Volleyball

Manitoba

5th place

Malachy Shannon

M Volleyball

Nova Scotia

8th place

Catherine Callaghan

W Volleyball

Nova Scotia

5th place

Julie Moore

W Volleyball

Nova Scotia

5th place

Victoria Turcot

W Volleyball

Nova Scotia

5th place

Hannah Wilkie

W Volleyball

Nova Scotia

5th place

 

For more information on the history of the Games: 50 years of Canada Games


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