Four Legionnaires win silver at Canada Winter Games

Swift Current's Parker Rondeau represented Saskatchewan at the 2023 Canada Winter Games. SOUTHWEST BOOSTER FILE PHOTO BY STEVEN MAH

Four members of the Swift Current U18 AAA Legionnaires won silver in Men’s Ice Hockey at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.

Goaltender Berney Weston (Gull Lake) and forwards Parker Rondeau (Swift Current), Cam Perlinger (Kindersley), and Cobe Perlinger (Kindersley) represented Saskatchewan at the tournament.

Team Saskatchewan opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over New Brunswick on Feb. 19. They added a 4-0 win over Manitoba on Feb. 20 as Weston earned the shutout with 22 saves. Saskatchewan closed out the round robin with a 5-2 win over Quebec.

Saskatchewan took on Nova Scotia in the quarter-final on Feb. 23 and emerged with a 7-2 win. Cam Perlinger assisted on the eventual game-winning goal in the first period.

Saskatchewan edged Quebec 4-3 in the semi-final on Friday.

Saskatchewan met Ontario in the championship game on Saturday. They led 2-0 in the first period before losing 3-2 in overtime to bring home silver.

Swift Current’s Hunter Berg represented Saskatchewan in wheelchair basketball. Saskatchewan lost its opening game 64-41 to Quebec on Feb. 20. They rebounded with a 46-35 win over New Brunswick on Feb. 21

Saskatchewan followed up with a 55-27 win over Newfoundland when Berg scored his first basket in the fourth quarter of the win.

They faced Alberta in the quarter-final on Feb. 23 and lost 66-40. They rebounded in the consolation semi-final to defeat Ontario 49-43. Saskatchewan lost the fifth-place game 66-44 to New Brunswick on Saturday.

Saskatchewan was fourth in the medal table after the first half of the Games with 17 medals. Quebec was leading the Games with 31 gold medals and 78 medals overall.

Five members of the Swift Current U18 AAA Wildcats will suit up for Saskatchewan in women’s ice hockey in the second half of the Games as Sadie Keller (Gull Lake), Jerzey Watteyene (Lafleche), Ella Wingert (Rosetown), Caitlyn Perlinger (Kindersley), and Paige Fischer (Rosetown) all skate for their province.

Saskatchewan will face British Columbia on Monday to open the round robin.

Abbey’s Dane Block will also represent Saskatchewan in Fencing. Fencing will begin on Tuesday with female epee and male foil.