Comox Valley Special Olympics athletes garner gold medals

Curlers, floor hockey team both win at 2015 Canada Winter Games in Kamloops

Comox Valley Special Olympics floor hockey players and curlers and their coaches display gold medals won at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Kamloops.

Comox Valley Special Olympics athletes were as good as gold at the 2015 Special Olympics Winter Games, held Feb. 19-21 at Kamloops and Sun Peaks.

Both the local curling team and floor hockey team won gold medals.

The curlers – coached by Sandra Gallaway with skip Shelly Marinus, third Sherri Lines, second Ken Davidson and lead Debbie Downer – won their Blue Division.

They played a divisioning round of four ends then four games of six ends, losing only one game. They came back in the gold medal game to beat Richmond 9-3.

Meanwhile, the floor hockey team went undefeated to capture their gold medals. They beat Kelowna 6-1 in the Red Division final.

Randy James is the head coach with Ed Houlihan and Larry Cagna assistant coaches. Comox Valley players on the team included Bobby Bolen, Brad Hogan, Colin Wells, Jake Hooper, Joe Grubweiser, Keven Breland, Matthew Cadwell, Max Porcher and Terry Daniels.

Chris Malboeuf, another local athlete, won a silver medal in the Green Division playing for Port Alberni. Jacob White of the Comox Valley won gold in Male Division 1 of the floor hockey individual skills competition.

 

Participants from around B.C. and the Yukon were at the top of their game in earning more than 350 medals in seven sports. Full results and high-resolution photos are at www.sobcgameskamloops.ca

 

 

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