Two Team BC squash athletes will compete for medals in the individual event this week.
Day two at the squash competition saw a huge gathering of spectators ready to watch the next phase of the individual competition. Organizers said it was a raucous atmosphere with noisemakers, team chants and flag waving.
In the men’s individual competition, Sam Scivier (Vancouver) lost his semi final match and will play for bronze on Friday night against Nova Scotia’s Douglas Kosciukiewicz.
Matt Bicknell won his first consolation game on Monday to then play for fifth. He was able to win and claim the classic plate (winner of the consolation side).
In women’s individual event, Lucia Bicknell (West Vancouver) won her semi final and will play for gold on Friday against Ontario's Charlotte Orcutt. Sarah Cao (Richmond) won her consolation semi final and came away with the Classic Plate (fifth) on the girls side.
In the girls team event BC swept Manitoba 4-0 as all four BC girls won in three.
The men's team event had the day off today.
“We have seen some great competition, enthusiasm and team spirit already," said Dan Wolfenden, Squash Canada executive director. “The Canada Games are truly infectious. Squash is also making quite a buzz. We’ve been told by Red Deer organizers that squash and curling are the biggest draws of week two, even filling the stands on a Monday. Noisemakers abound.”