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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.

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Left to right – Alexis Nickerson, Nick Gentleman, Matt Gentleman, Griffin Hiltz, Yvon Clement, Edward Laba, Peter Parsons, Harry Nickerson, Mason Smith, Peter Laba.

“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.

Our very own Mason Smith was the tournament high scorer, with an impressive 29 goals.
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Photo: In front of a goalball net in a gymnasium, from left to right: Broden Hiltz (assistant), Peter Parsons, Nick Gentleman, Griffin Hiltz, Matt Gentleman, Mason Smith, Linda MacRae Triff (coach)

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. 

Enter here! 

Good luck and thanks for your support!

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Call for Volunteers! Nov 5 & 6 Halifax

Call for volunteers! Please email if interested. Training, meals & snacks, provided.

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After two years off due to the pandemic, we are excited to host our 6th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament on November 5 & 6 at LeMarchant – St. Thomas Elementary, 6141 Watt Street, Halifax.
We are just three weeks away from hosting this men’s tournament that will feature five Canadian teams and one American team.
We are looking for volunteer goal judges, timers and scorekeepers. Below are the volunteer shifts available. Shift 5 are the playoff games and we are looking for experienced volunteers for that shift.
Please let us know which shift(s) you would like. Shifts are available on a first come first serve basis.
2022 Nova Scotia Open Volunteer Shifts
Shift 1 – Sat, November 5 – 8:30 AM to 12:35 PM
Shift 2 – Sat, November 5 – 12:10 PM to 4:15 PM
Shift 3 – Sat, November 5 – 3:50 PM to 7:55 PM
Shift 4 – Sun, November 6 – 7:30 AM to 11:20 PM
Shift 5 – Sun, November 6 – 10:55 AM to 4:00 PM

National Coahces Week

It’s National Coaches Week and we are thanking goalball coaches Linda MacRae Triff, Peter Parsons, and all the dedicated coaches out there! We are so grateful for you and all you do for the community through sport and so much more.

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