Team Nova Scotia in fluid motion

Published on August 10, 2017

WINNIPEG - Nova Scotia had another strong showing as they took home eight more medals during the Canada Games in Winnipeg.

Team N.S. displayed its skill on the water Tuesday as they took home two gold medals, four silver and two bronze in the canoe/kayak division.

Connor Fitzpatrick and Zane Clarke each earned gold medals in their 1000m races, with Fitzpatrick finishing first in the men’s canoe/kayak C-1 event, and Clarke in the men’s K-1 event.

Team N.S. received two silver medals after Marlee Dawn MacIntosh of Halifax finished second in the women’s C-1 1000m canoe/kayak race, and Ashley Card of Hammonds Plains finished second in her K-1 1000m canoe/kayak event.

Nova Scotia also earned two bronze medals in the canoe/kayak division, placing third in both the women’s C-2 500m event and women’s K-2 500m event.

With a total of 30 medals, Nova Scotia is still sitting in fifth behind Alberta (48 medals), British Columbia (77 medals), Quebec (82 medals) and Ontario (122).

Back on land, Nova Scotia had a great day in volleyball, as the men’s indoor volleyball team beat Yukon 3-0, and the women’s team beat P.E.I. 3-0.

The men’s soccer team played their first game Tuesday, heading in o the week with a good start, beating Saskatchewan 4-0.

The women’s softball team hasn’t been so lucky though. After taking two losses on Monday against British Columbia and Alberta, the team was defeated by New Brunswick 10-3 and Manitoba 7-0 Tuesday.

In tennis, Team N.S. took a loss to Manitoba 2-0 in Tuesday’s women’s singles game, but was able to beat out P.E.I. 2-0 in the women’s doubles match.

In the pool, Ava Vial of Wolfville finished second in the B final of the women’s 50m-breaststroke event, placing 10th overall, and Halifax’s Madison Archer won the B final of the women’s 400m medley, placing ninth overall.

Nick Bourbonniere took second in the B final of the men’s 400m medley, placing 10th overall, and Riley Allen finished third in his B final of the men’s 100m freestyle, placing 11th overall.