On March 13 and 14, the Queens Timberwolves travelled to Truro, and shined with silver in a regional Floor Hockey Tournament. With the strength of Jillian Young and Todd McInnis in nets, the team started the weekend with a 6 to 2 win over Annapolis.
Scoring for the Timberwolves were, Candace Neals and Jim Belong with strong points by Joey McInnis and Michael Moreau. In the second game against Halifax the team continued its strong defensive with a 7 to 3 win. Supporting our goalies in the defense were Bryan Campbell and Matthew Veinot and a firm hand by Crystal McInnis and Freeman Wamboldt.
The third game against Summerside pulled on some weak points with a loss of 11 to 4. Working hard for the team were Neal Luxton and Rebecca Maule as forward and Nick Whynot in defense as well as the main Centre Forward, Adam Dexter.
On top of winning Silver as a team, Goalie Jillian Young took home the trophy for the Shootout competition. Young managed to blocked every shot but one in the competition.
Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. They grow mentally, socially and spiritually and, through their activities, exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents but "their voices" as well.
Summer sports offered in Queens are Athletics and Softball as well as Golf and Masters (which is a combination of lawn bowling, walking and horse-shoes). There are a few spaces left if you or someone you know is interested. For more information about the regional program, contact area coordinator, Betty-Anne Daury at 354-7382