RECAP of the 2022 Canadian Wheelchair Floorball-Hockey Tournament

The Defending Champions were looking for the Three-Peat and the current day Dynasty going into this year’s Canadian Wheelchair Floorball-Hockey Championship. The first game of the tournament was a repeat of the 2019 tournament final where the Defending Champions played team Canada 1 and ended up winning this opening game 3-2. After a round robin style tournament after day 1 the Defending Champions were 3-0, team Canada 1 was 1-2, team Canada 2 was 0-3, and team Canada 3 was 2-1. In the semi-finals team Canada 1 edged out team Canada 3 by a score of 7-2. The other semi-final witnessed team Canada 2 losing in the last minute to the Defending Champions by a score of 2-1. In the final game, team Canada 1 ended up winning by a score of 5-4 with a nail biting finish that almost put the game into overtime if it wasn’t for the stellar goal-tending of Philippe Bonnot. Top scorers in the tournament were, Kyle Gieni 11G 3A, Shaun Mills 9G 5A, Quin Gieni 9G 4A, Jordan Mitchell 9G, Riley Molnar 5G 5A, Hilary Brown 4G 4A, Mitchell MacIntyre 3G 5A, Adam Frost 3G 3A, Manny Sanghera 3G 2A, Trent Seymour 3G 2A, Colin Huppee 3G, Stephane Blais 1G 3A, Bhav Sanghera 2A, Philippe Bonnot 1G, Suki Sanghera 1A, Carol Martin 1A, Ryan Schweitzer 1A, and Kevin Weng 1A. Top goalies of the tournament were Philippe Bonnot taking home the championship trophy and Carol Martin losing in the final. Parviz Saberi was the only goalie with a shut out in the whole tournament and David Fletcher played for team Canada 2 in the semi-finals only allowing two goals.

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes out to all who helped to run this year’s Canadian Wheelchair Floorball Championship. The volunteers, referees, and support staff made all the difference in making this year’s tournament a huge success. Thanks to all the players for participating this year as well. Special shout out goes to sponsors Floorball Plus+, and MacDonald’s Home Health Care. Hopefully, the Richmond Olympic Oval will have us back in the future to host the biggest wheelchair floorball-hockey tournament in Canada.