Kelowna’s Brooklyn Keller will represent team BC in the Ringette Bronze Medal match. Photo: Kevin Bugetti-Smith/Team BC

Kelowna athletes continue run at Canada Winter Games

Team BC sits 4th in total metal count

A week into the 2019 Canada Winter Games and Team BC has amassed 26 total medals. They sit in fourth place behind Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec who leads with an impressive 77 total medals.

While no Kelowna athlete has yet to reach the podium, Team BC has gathered nine Gold medals, five Silver medals, and 12 Bronze medals, including two Gold medals coming from Penticton’s Brayden Kuroda in two freestyle skiing events.

Kelowna’s Brookyln Keller will lead her ringette team, which includes multiple Okanagan athletes, into the Bronze medal match in woman’s ringette late on Friday afternoon. Keller is joined by Coldstream’s Alyssa Racine, and Vernon’s Aly Carter and Abby Williamson. Team BC women’s ringette looks to add another Gold medal to Team BC’s stack, and to do proud the Okanagan fans that’ll be cheering them on.

RELATED: B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Kelowna’s Jacob Rubuliak has had a terrific run for Team BC. The 16-year-old speed skater competed in multiple events with his highest result coming in at sixth in the 5000 m long track speed skating.

Team BC’s male hockey team which features three Kelowna Rockets prospects will be competing for seventh Friday afternoon against Team New Brunswick.

Meanwhile, Team BC’s women’s hockey team is chock-full of talent from the Okanagan, including Kelowna’s Kiara Stecko. The women’s team will make their 2019 Canada Games debuts against Team Alberta Feb. 24. The team includes West Kelowna’s Sarah Paul, Lake Country’s Chanreet Kaur Bassi and Sydney Neustaeter, Coldstream’s Anne Cherkowski, and Penticton’s Anna MacCara and Reece Hunt.

RELATED: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Kelowna’s Jordyn Yendley’s Winter Games will start Feb. 28 in synchro female trampoline gymnastics, while Lake Country’s Daniel Loban, who won Silver at the 2018 CWG, is still set to compete for Team BC’s snowboard cross team.

Kelowna Capital News will provide updates from local athletes as the 2019 Games continue through to Mar. 3.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Calling all spunky lawn bowlers: Charity event expanding in Kelowna

On the Lawn returns for another year, and it’s growing

Canadian ski legend gets entire memorial bridge at Big White

Kelowna - The ski bridge was named Jimmie Spencer Memorial Bridge in his honour

On thin ice: Warmer temperatures mean dangerous lake conditions in Kelowna

The Kelowna Fire Department is warning others to stay off the lakes

Kelowna marijuana production expansion proposed near Okanagan Rail Trail

A rezoning application from The Flowr Group will be presented to council today

Kelowna Muslim students hold vigil to support New Zealand victims

A vigil will be held Monday night at UBC Okanagan

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

Police say the gunman in the shooting that killed 50 acted alone

B.C. nordic skier travels to Russia for biathlon

Tayla Koerber skied for Team Canada at the international event

Nearly 40% of British Columbians not taking their medications correctly: poll

Introduction of legal cannabis could cause more issues for drug interactions

Mining company fined $70,000 after two workers killed in B.C. truck crash

Broda Construction pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe workplace at Cranbrook rock quarry

B.C. argues it cannot stop Trans Mountain, but it can protect environment

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says only Ottawa has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines

B.C. poverty plan combines existing spending, housing programs

Target is to lift 140,000 people out of poverty from 2016 level

Temperature records dating back to 1947 broken in B.C.

The Squamish airport recorded the hottest temperature in the province (and Canada) on Sunday: 21.3 C

Avalanche warning issued for all B.C. mountains

Warm weather to increase avalanche risk: Avalanche Canada

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick retires in wake of SNC-Lavalin case

Jody Wilson-Raybould accused Wernick of pressuring her to head off criminal charges for the firm

Most Read