Image: Roxy Coatesworth
Seventeen deserving and lucky skiers from BC will be “surrounded by ocean, beauty and spirit” as the Canada Winter Games descends upon the beautiful Prince Edward Island in late February. 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches from 20 sports will embark on the largest multi-sport event in the country.
BC Alpine announced today 14 BC Alpine skiers and 3 para skiers from 7 clubs from across the province who have qualified to represent Team BC. The alpine and para-alpine events are scheduled from Feb. 28 – March 5th.
“We have a solid crew and I like our chances,” said Johnny Crichton, BC Alpine VP. “These are talented and competitive skiers in this group so let’s see what happens.”
Most events will be streamed for free on any device HERE. Viewers of the platform will also be able to enjoy plenty of on-demand content including archived events and daily recap videos. The full 2023 Canada Games broadcast schedule, including CBC Sports and Radio-Canada Sports coverage, can be found at this location.
The Team BC squad is led by Roxy Coatesworth, of the Black Dog Ski Club, one of the top prospects in the country. Roxy won the U16 super-G nationals last season and has proven herself on snow and in the gym as a top prospect.
The skiers named below qualified for Team BC through a point scoring tabulation in ski races in the BC Alpine Teck Open series, in multiple disciplines.
Team BC – Men
- Douglas Hunter, Sun Peaks Alpine Club
- Maddox Johnson, Fernie Alpine Ski Team
- Marek Novak, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
- Nick Kokot, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
- Gavin Santoro, Apex Mountain Racers
- Sacha Jirasek, Big White Racers
- Avery Tymchyna, Sun Peaks Alpine Club
- Alternate: Mason Poitras, Sun Peaks Alpine Club
Team BC – Women
- Roxy Coatesworth, Black Dogs Ski Club
- Hannah Jensen, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
- Madison Sherriff, Black Dogs Ski Club
- Rylie Clark, Whitewater Ski Team
- Amy Milne, Vernon Ski Club
- Eva Wyse, Apex Mountain Racers
- Maika Lennox-King, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
- Alternate: Nikola Buchar, Windermere Valley Ski Club
Team BC – Para
- Matthew Leach, Vernon Ski Club (Guide: Chase Ferguson)
- Rowan Wiens, Vernon Ski Club
- Sam Peters, Big White Racers
- Leslie Firstbrook – Head Coach
- John Newton – Assistant Coach
- Soleil Patterson – Assistant Coach
- Paul Coatsworth – Ski Technician