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Para swimmer Jesse Canney (right) claimed a silver medal on the first day of competition on Aug. 7, 2022, at the Canada Summer Games in Niagara. Canney poses for a phoot with Nicole Smith, chef-de-mission for New Brunswick. Image: Government of New Brunswick/submitted

First Medal For N.B. At Canada Summer Games

By Brad Perry Aug 8, 2022 | 4:43 AM

New Brunswick picked up its first medal at the Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ont., on Sunday.

Para swimmer Jesse Canney won silver in the men’s 200-metre / 400-metre freestyle para event.

Hailing from Durham Bridge, just north of Fredericton, Canney finished the event with 71 points.

History was also set at the Canada Summer Games on Sunday as women’s box lacrosse was played for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Macey Hatfield of Saint John scored the first-ever official goal. It was one of three she scored in New Brunswick’s 8-1 victory over Prince Edward Island.

Women’s lacrosse returns to action on Monday morning against Quebec. Men’s lacrosse returns to the Canada Games next week after a 37-year absence.

In baseball action, Team New Brunswick lost 4-2 to Quebec on Sunday. The men’s baseball team will play Manitoba and Alberta on Monday.

Women’s softball defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 6-1 but lost 14-0 against Ontario. They play Alberta on Monday.

Men’s soccer plays Prince Edward Island Monday afternoon after defeating Manitoba 3-2 on Sunday night.

Tennis competition will see Team New Brunswick play Nova Scotia Monday in Welland. The tennis squad lost 5-0 against Saskatchewan on Sunday.

Competitions in beach volleyball, basketball, mountain bike, and triathlon kick off Monday. Women’s rugby sevens also makes its inaugural debut at the Canada Games.

You can find all of the results and the full schedule by clicking here.


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