Team Alberta wins Centennial Cup, Jach Pelech Award

(March 02, 2019 – Red Deer, AB) Team Alberta added another seven medals on the last day of competition at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, finishing the two-week national multi-sport sporting event in third place of the medal standings with an impressive 100 medals – 36 gold, 33 silver, and 31 bronze.

Quebec finished atop the medal standings with 146 medals, followed by Ontario with 105 medals.

Kalena Soehn, a local athlete from Red Deer and two-time 2019 medallist in Trampoline, has been named the Alberta flag bearer for the Closing Ceremonies. Soehn won the gold medal in the individual event, and silver in the team mix.

The host province finished at the top of the Centennial Cup standings. The award is presented to the provincial or territorial team that shows the greatest improvement from one Winter Games to the next. Alberta earned a total of 274.0 flag points, an improvement of 24.5 points over their performances from the 2015 Games.

Team Alberta also won the Jack Pelech Award. The award is presented at each Canada Games to the province or territory whose contingent best combines competitive performance, good sportsmanship, and a spirit of fair play, cooperation, and friendship.

Chef de Mission Pat Lechelt and Assistant-Chef de Mission Cam Berwald led Team Alberta at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

 Medals – March 02, 2019

  • Silver, Alpine Ski Cross Women,
  • Bronze, Alpine Ski Cross Women,
  • Gold, Hockey women, Team AB
  • Gold, Badminton Team Mix, Team AB
  • Bronze, Squash Team Men, Team AB
  • Bronze, Squash Team Women, Team AB
  • Bronze, Cross Country Skiing, Mix Relay