Quebec Wins BC Wheelchair Basketball National Championships

April 2, 2002 - The Fleur de Lys of Quebec won the 2002 Canadian Junior Wheelchair Basketball Finals with a 56-53 defeat of Variety Village of Toronto that was held at the Pinetree Community Centre in Coquitlam from March 29th to March 31st, 2002 (Friday to Sunday).

Quebec got to the final game with an 80-69 defeat of BC in the semi-final. Variety Village defeated Alberta 69-58 in their semi-final.

The Fleur de Lys is an all-star team who were the National Champions in 1998, silver medallists in 1999 at the Canada Games in Cornerbrook, Nfld. And silver medallists at the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Junior National championships.

British Columbia won the bronze medal with a 64-50 win over Alberta. All-Stars included James Mahon (Variety Village), Matt Yousie (Saskatchewan), Bo Hedges (BC), Abdi Dini (Variety Village) and Kim Joines (Alberta). Marc Antoine Ducharme of Quebec was named the MVP of the tournament.

In the mini division, Variety Village Red defeated Variety Village White for the gold medal by a score of 56-51. All-Stars for the mini division included Cameron Crosby (BC), Greg Westlake (Variety Village), Sunera Samarkoon (BC), Shayne Smith (Variety Village) and Coti Koski (BC). Dayton Sophia of Variety Village was named the MVP.

Hosting the Nationals was a first for BC. It was the 9th Annual Junior Championships and only the 2nd time the Finals have occurred west of Ontario since its inception.

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Carrie Linegar at 604.737.3138 or via email at

BC Junior Team 10ft.

  • Sheldon Jarvis, Prince George
  • Dallas Sirois, Prince George
  • Dakotha Sirois, Prince George
  • Bo Hedges, Prince George
  • Cory Gibson, Quesnel
  • Curtis Brownmiller, Quesnel
  • Ryan Chisolm, Victoria
  • Nick Konishi, Richmond
  • Vinh Nguyen, Vancouver
  • Bruce Reding, Langley
  • Chris McGladdery, Abottsford
  • Chad Williams, Port Coquitlam
  • Coaches
    Marni Abbott, Vancouver
    Pat Harris, Prince George

Mini-Basket Division 8ft.

BC Team #1

  • Alicia Ratchford, Tsawwassen
  • Avril Harris, Prince George
  • Matthew Ficocelli, Kelowna
  • Gary Jaswal, Vancouver
  • Peter Won, North Vancouver
  • Adam Bishop, Shawnigan Lake
  • Mark Suanders, Lantzville
  • Cameron Crosby, Ladner
  • Anthony Crosby, Ladner
  • Coaches
    Harry Ratchford, Tswwassen
    Ryan Thompson, Langley

BC Team #2

  • Blaire Knowles, Richmond
  • Cameron Knowles, Richmond
  • Coti Koski, Coquitlam
  • Nicole Pfeifer, Surrey
  • Deion Green, Burnaby
  • Sunera Samarkoon, Burnaby
  • John Paul Perron, Mission
  • Oz Havusha, Vancouver
  • Prit Paul Gill, Surrey
  • Coach
    Ross MacDonald, Vancouver