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More victories for Nova Scotia Goalball
Another weekend, another tournament, and more victories for Nova Scotia goalball! This time at the Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games.
Here’s the full update from Blind Sports NS goalball athlete & Chair, Peter Parsons.
“We had another great day of goalball. In our last round robin game, the two Nova Scotia teams played to a 4-4 tie. Me, Mason, Harry and Edward finished 2nd with a 2-1-1 record. Nick, Matt, Griffin and Yvon finished 3rd with a 1-1-2 record. They played the second Ontario team in the bronze medal game. It was tied 5-5 after regulation and went to extra throws (shootout) which was a first for the guys. They won in very exciting fashion! It was more nerve racking for me coaching I’m then playing!
I’m the gold medal game, we played the top Ontario team. In another exciting game, we were tied 5-5 after regulation and went to extra throws. Unfortunately we lost. It was a great experience having such close games with the Ontario teams. It was especially a great experience for our young guys. Edward is 18. Matt and Griffin are 17. Harry is 13. Mason and Nick are 23 and 20. We had an awesome weekend! I’m very proud of the guys who I’ve been coaching since they were quite young!
Edward and Alexis won bronze in division 3. Yvon won silver in division 3.
Thanks to Peter Laba and Alexis Nickerson for helping with coaching.”
NS wins silver at Montreal Open Goalball Tournament
The Nova Scotia men’s goalball team brought home some silver hardware this weekend! After entering the finals undefeated at the annual Montreal Open Goalball Tournament, they captured the first medal for Nova Scotia at this tournament since 2015.
Happy holidays from Blind Sports NS
Enter to win! 50/50 SportSplit raffle
Looking for a bit of extra holiday shopping cash? Enter the Sport Split 50/50 fundraiser at the link below before Nov 30th and you could win it all, while supporting blind and visually impaired athletes of Nova Scotia.
Tickets star at just $5 for 3. Last month’s winner took home $3,545! Get your tickets today and be sure to select Blind Sports Nova Scotia from the “I would like to support” drop-down menu at checkout.
Good luck and thanks for your support!
The Results are in! NS Takes Bronze at NSOG 2022
Congratulations to all athletes and coaches. A massive thank you to the referees, volunteers, our generous sponsors, and all who supported this competition.
Thank you for making the 6th NS Open Goalball Tournament possible!
Thank you to our sponsors for making the 6th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament possible!
2 Nova Scotians to Rep Canada at Goalball World Championships
Join us in celebrating two Nova Scotians selected to represent Canada at Goalball World Championships in Portugal this December! Congratulations to Parsons & Mason Smith.
Read the official announcement