Team BC Claims Gold at Junior National Championship

June 13, 2022

BC erased an early deficit and battled back to defeat Quebec 58-47 to claim gold at the 2022 Junior National Championship Sunday in Charlottetown. As a result, BC will be the top-seeded team heading into the 2023 Canada Games next February.

BC, who went undefeated in Charlottetown, was paced by Gabe Harrison’s team-high 17 points. Collin Lalonde had a game-high 19 points for Quebec in the loss.

The athletes representing New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island won bronze with a 71-50 victory over Alberta.

Final Results

1st – BC
2nd – Quebec
3rd – New Brunswick/P.E.I.
4th – Alberta
5th – Manitoba
6th – Saskatchewan
7th – Nova Scotia/Newfoundland
8th – Ontario

MVP and All-Stars

MVP – Nick Van Bakel (BC)

All-star – Ben Hagkull (BC)
All-star – Austin MacLellan (NB/PEI)
All-star – Kyrell Sopotyk (SK)
All star –  Josh Brown (MB)
All star – Aurélie Jacob-Verreault (QC)

2022 Gold Medalists'

2022 Team BC Junior National Championship Roster

Joel Ewert - Prince George

Keaton MacEachern - Chilliwack

Megan Smith - Vancouver

Matt Norris - Maple Ridge

Ben Hagkull - Chilliwack

Jeffer Ward - Vancouver

Lannette Boland -Pender Island

Elise Froese - Abbotsford

Leah Aukema - Langley

Joel Aukema - Langley

Riley Stiles- Prince George

Gabriel Harrison - Pender Island

Nick Van Bakel - Pender Island


Staff:  Katie Miyazaki, Richmond, Kelly Harris. Richmond, and Head Coach Simon Cass, Victoria

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