Kelowna athletes solid at Halifax Canada Winter Games

Good performances recorded by locals

Team B.C. snowboard athletes—including Jade Critchlow—finished strong in the snowboard cross event at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Critchlow was a medal hopeful in the snowboard cross and the event started well for her as she sailed smoothly into the round of 16 finals.

But in her quarterfinal race Critchlow would get tangled up with another rider as they raced over the first feature. Despite her efforts she was unable to get back into the top two and move on.

Critchlow would settle for 14th overall.

In the men’s event Kelowna’s Tanner Holland was a member of a strong group of Team B.C. boarders.

Holland qualified in 16th position and moved into the quarter-final round.

But he was unable to move on to the next round and finished in the number 16 spot.


Team BC’s female Under-18 hockey team lost to Team Manitoba in the fifth place game at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

The team featured Kelowna players Kristin Huber, Lauren Spring, Jordan Krause, Julia McKinnon, Stephanie Schaupmeyer and Karoline Huber.

After a slow start to the Winter Games Team BC came back strong and fell just short in their bid for fifth place. Team BC defeated Nova Scotia to advance to the Fifth Place game.

Team B.C. held a one goal lead over Manitoba late in the game before Manitoba score to tie it up, forcing overtime. When the extra time settled nothing a shootout was held with Manitoba ultimately coming out on top.


Team BC brought a dedicated team of 242 athletes, 74 coaches, three National Artists and 22 mission staff to the Games in Halifax. Approximately 2,700 athletes, coaches, managers and officials have come to the Games from every province and territory in Canada.

The Canada Games is a national multi-sport Games competition that brings together the best athletes from each Canadian province and territory. The primary objective of the Games and the Games movement is national and provincial sport development of Canadian youth.

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