Saturday, January 5, 2019
In 2007, the Canada Winter Games took place above the sixtieth parallel for the first time in their 40 year history. The host Yukon, only managed to win one (1) hockey game during the Canada Winter Games, a relegation game against the Northwest Territories by the tight score of 3-2.
British Columbia’s hockey team however made it to the bronze medal game. Team BC would face Alberta for the third place spot, falling to the prairie province 4-3. Ontario, with the help of future National Hockey League (NHL) star Steven Stamkos, took the gold over Manitoba in the final of the Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Winter Games.
In 2015, the Canada Winter Games visited Prince George, BC, the first time the games have been hosted in BC, with the province having hosted the summer games twice before. British Columbia and the Yukon would both fail to medal in the tournament, with Ontario claiming gold over Alberta in the final. Manitoba would collect a bronze.