Canada Summer Games 2009

NB wins seven medals; eight teams finish higher in standings (09/08/29)

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Aug. 29, 2009

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (CNB) The 2009 Canada Games are now history and Team New Brunswick members came back with seven medals, including one gold, four silver and two bronze and eight teams went up in the final standings.

PhotoMedal winners were Allyssa Cleaves with gold in wrestling, Valérie Godin and Valérie Ouellette in wrestling, Keegan Drummond and Craig Thériault in couple rowing and Jean-François Godin in wrestling with silver and Corey Boudreau in wrestling and the K-8 with cox in rowing with bronze. (Multimedia)

Team New Brunswick had an objective of winning 10 medals with 10 teams finishing higher in the standings. Chef de mission Jennifer Bent-Richard is happy with the results after two weeks of competitions.

"Eight teams did better in the standings and we won seven medals," Bent-Richard said. "Our teams and athletes really worked hard to attain the objectives. It is not easy to win a medal at the Canada Games. The road is very difficult and our athletes did their best. A large number of them recorded personal bests, especially in track and field and swimming, and a number of our teams finished from 4th to 6th place."

Bent-Richard congratulated and thanked the PEI Games organizing committee and the large number of parents and friends who traveled to PEI to support Team NB members. Teams that went up in the standings included women basketball, softball, rugby, female swimming, male cycling, male and female sailing and women beach volleyball. Triathlon and golf were two new sports. A number of teams remained in the same position as in 2005.

Team New Brunswick was composed of over 420 athletes, artists, coaches, managers and mission personnel. The team finished 8th overall for the games flag with 11 points, 16 more than in the 2005 Regina games. The team was also 8th for the Centennial Cup with a –1.

Following are Team New Brunswick results for Saturday, Aug. 29, at the 2009 Canada Games.

Soccer male (NB is 8th in final standings)
NB 1 PEI 2 (overtime)

10 km open water swim
Jen Acheson finished 10th in 2:30:58.00
Mitch Peters did not finish.