Ultimate Canada recently held the 2016 Canadian Ultimate Championships in Edmonton, AB. As usual BC teams showed up in force at Nationals to challenge squads from around the country in the Junior Open and Junior Women’s divisions.
In the Junior Women’s division, 2 BC teams squared off for Gold, with Vancouver Misfit outlasting Alpha 14-11 in an exciting but windy final. Bonfire, a team based in North Vancouver came up a bit short in the Bronze medal game to finish 4th. Vortex from the Fraser Valley ended up 6th, with Vancouver Mischief finishing 8th and Savage from Richmond, in their first Nationals, ended up 10th.
The Junior Open division was a hard fought affair, with a number of upsets in pool play. Once the dust had settled on the final day Bonfire from North Vancouver placed 3rd to capture the Bronze. A trio of BC teams managed to round out the top 7, with Alpha finishing 5th, Misfit 6th and Vortex 7th. Mischief from Vancouver came up on the wrong end of the “ninals” game and finished 10th. The boys from Richmond’s Savage placed 12th in their first go around at Nationals.
BC Ultimate is proud of all the BC Junior teams who made the trip to Edmonton for Canadian Nationals, and we look forward to the continued development of Junior Club teams around the province. In 2017 we are sure that we will see our teams once again compete at the highest level of the sport in Canada when they attend Nationals in Ottawa, ON.
BC Ultimate would also like to congratulate our local adult club teams who also participated in Edmonton:
- Mio Grape (Vancouver) – 3rd
- Blackfish (Vancouver) – 4th
- Goldfish (Vancouver) – 9th
- Refinery (Vancouver) – 13th
- Sneaky House Hippos (Vancouver) – 2nd
- Zephyr (Vancouver) – 4th
- Wendigo (Vancouver) – 11th
- Grizzle (Central BC) – 2nd
- Pipe Dream (Vancouver) – 6th
- Republic (Vancouver Island) – 7th
- Homegirl (Vancouver/Nelson) – 5th