We’re still in awe of the exploits of Friday’s school athletes, who displayed undeniable talent! Nevertheless, the Défi Sportif AlterGo continued on Saturday at 2 competition sites.


Montréal well-represented in junior para hockey by ambassador Nathan Galarneau-Desjardins

Saturday marked the second day of the junior para hockey tournament, in which 2 Montréal teams competed against clubs from Ontario. Liberal MP and former National Hockey League (NHL) player Enrico Ciccone came to cheer on the young athletes.

The Grey team benefited from a notable performance by our athletic ambassador Nathan Galarneau-Desjardins, who scored 1 goal and had 3 assists in a 4-1 victory for his team. However, Galarneau-Desjardins was keen to give credit to the entire team. “We have great team spirit. We do a lot of passing. We have the best players, the best defenders, the best goalie.”


National boccia competition continues

Canada’s athletes delivered captivating performances at today’s boccia tournament, demonstrating their skill and strategy with every throw. The tournament will wrap up tomorrow, marking the final day of the national component of the boccia events.

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Quebec team concedes honourable defeat to China

In the first of a 2-game para hockey series, the Québécois put on a good show against China last night. The game, which went into overtime, ended 3-2 in favour of the Chinese.

Saoud Messaoudi, one of our 2023 Défi Sportif AlterGo athletic ambassadors, took a positive view of Quebec’s performance, despite the outcome. “Despite the loss, as representatives of Quebec we’re very proud to have held our own against a national team.”

They will have a chance to even the score on Monday evening at 8 p.m., once again at the Howie-Morenz Arena, in what promises to be a very physical match.


What’s happening on Sunday?

Sunday will mark the conclusion of the national boccia tournament at the Maurice-Richard Arena. At the Howie-Morenz Arena, the final junior para hockey games will determine which teams will compete for the title at 2:30 p.m. Don’t miss any of it!

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