CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI: With week one of the 2023 Canada Winter Games wrapping up in PEI, and week two athletes beginning their journey to the Island, here’s a quick look at week one athletes for our area.
We had six athletes representing the province from Waverley/Fall River-Beaver Bank and East Hants with Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Games week one.
With the girls ringette team, the area had four players on the club. There were seven from Nova Central Ringette as well on the team.
The players were:
Jillian Marks, Beaver Bank
Renae Boutilier, Beaver Bank
Lauren Arnold, Windsor Junction
Maya MacDonald, Fall River.
Arnold was co-flag bearer for N.S. at the opening ceremonies at Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown to kick off the Games.
The team was winless in four games but put in some great battles against stronger opposition.
Renee Gauthier of Windsor Junction brought home a 16th place finish after her two runs at the female moguls event at Crabbe Mountain in N.B.
Drew Allison of Fall River
Connor Foston of Beaver Bank
The two were the lone locals donning the Bluenose colours in boys hockey, with N.S. playing their games in Summerside and Charlottetown.
Nova Scotia finishes seventh of the teams at the Games. They defeated N.B. 5-4 in overtime to secure that finish.
Allison had an assist in six games played and two penalty minutes, while Foston had no points in five games played.
Lori Lancaster of Fall River is the Chef de Mission with Team Nova Scotia.
She had the same role for the Summer Games in Niagara, Ont.
Week two begins Feb. 27 and runs until March 5, with the closing ceremonies before athletes and teams depart for home on March 6.