Alberta breaks medal record on penultimate day of 2019 Games

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
March 2, 2019 - 10:44am

Team Alberta has officially had its most successful Canada Winter Games in history.

With five medals on Friday, Alberta surpassed its personal all-time mark of 91 medals, which was set at the 2003 Games in Bathurst-Campbellton, New Brunswick.

Alberta now sits at 93 heading into the final day of competition Saturday, including 34 gold 32 silver, and 27 bronze.

The 34 golds are also a new record for Team Alberta, the previous high being 31 set at the Grande Prairie 1995 Games.

Friday's medals came from the following events:

Gold - Judo Team Event Women
Gold - Snowboard Halfpipe Women - Kamilla Kozuback, Calgary
Gold - Snowboard Halfpipe Men - Liam Gill, Calgary
Bronze - Judo Team Event Men
Bronze - Snowboard Halfpipe Women - Kianah Hyatt-Sikora, Calgary

With the medals Friday, Alberta brought its total earned from Judo to 14, an increase of six from the last Winter Games in Prince George.

Also on Friday, Team Alberta defeated its foes from BC to advance to the Women's Hockey Final, which goes at 12:30 Saturday at the downtown arena.

The win came about six minutes into the 10-minute 3-on-3 overtime period, as Danielle Serdachny fed the puck to Sarah Wozniewicz who made no mistake to send her team to the gold medal match against Quebec.

Alberta sits third in the medal standings with 93; Ontario has 100, and Quebec has 141. Alberta has the second most gold with 34 to Quebec's 64. BC is the next closest with 28.

On Saturday, medals will be handed out in Women's Hockey, Squash, Curling, Badminton, Ski Cross, and Cross-Country Skiing.

The Closing Ceremony begins Saturday night at 6:30 at the Westerner Park Centrium.

Organizers thrilled as 2019 Games end with a bang for Team Alberta

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