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PG Hosts Quesnel in Special Olympics Floor Hockey

Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 12:15 PM

Above, Greg Lindstrom of the Quesnel Special Olympics floor hockey team shows off his skills

Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Special Olympics team is hosting its first ever floor hockey tournament at the John McInnis Centre versus visiting Quesnel today.

The sport has been re-introduced after about a 10-year break. Today’s competition includes a skills tournament followed by two games.

Members of the Prince George Special Olympics floor hockey team

Members of the Prince George Special Olympics floor hockey team

“We’ve restarted up according to the athletes’ interest and it’s picked up really quickly,” says Prince George coach Charlene Flood, adding her players couldn’t wait to get going today.

“They’re very excited. I’ve been getting phone calls all week from the athletes asking who’s going to be captain, what time the games are, if they can invite their friends and family.”

She says players range in age from 11-50 and expects today’s inaugural game will be the first of many this year.

“Definitely. Sadly, there’s few teams up North but we’ll be doing lots of traveling to the Lower Mainland and Okanagan and stuff like that.”

To top today’s activities off, Flood says members of her squad will be heading to tonight’s Prince George Cougars Teddy Bear Toss game versus Seattle.


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