Who’s who

Sport P.E.I. an­nounces fi­nal­ists for an­nual recog­ni­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

Some of Prince Ed­ward Is­land’s top ath­letes are in the run­ning for Sport P.E.I.’s 2015 am­a­teur sport awards.

The fi­nal­ists and some award win­ners have been an­nounced for the Sport P.E.I.’s 2015 am­a­teur sport awards.

The awards will be pre­sented Wed­nes­day, Feb. 3, at the Rodd Char­lot­te­town Ho­tel.

Vy­ing for the Bell Aliant se­nior male ath­lete of the year award will be soft­ball’s Jeff Ellsworth, curler Brett Gal­lant and biath­lete Carsen Camp­bell.

Ellsworth cap­tained Canada to two in­ter­na­tional gold medals last year. Gal­lant played se­cond on the Brad Gushue rink that had great suc­cess dur­ing the past 12 months, with three grand slam wins. Camp­bell rep­re­sented Canada on the In­ter­na­tional Biathlon Union cir­cuit, and won na­tional medals.

Spe­cial Olympian Jenna Smith, hockey player Shan­non Ma­cAulay and biath­lete Caitlin Camp­bell are the fi­nal­ists for the se­nior fe­male award.

Smith won three gold medals at the World Games in Los An­ge­les in bowl­ing. Ma­cAulay won a gold medal as part of the Cana­dian women’s de­vel­op­ment team at the Na­tions Cup. Camp­bell, the younger sis­ter of Carsen, re­cently won races at the na­tional team tri­als and will travel to Ro­ma­nia later this month with Team Canada.

Some of the awards have been de­ter­mined.

They in­clude the masters ath­lete and SCORE! team of the year.

Tom Ni­cholls will re­ceive the masters award fol­low­ing gold medal powerlifting per­for­mances at the worlds, Com­mon­wealth and Cana­dian cham­pi­onships.

The Char­lot­te­town Gaudet’s Auto Body Is­lan­ders are the team of the year af­ter the se­nior team com­prised of all-Is­land tal­ent won the New Brunswick league ti­tle.

Sport P.E.I. will also be in­tro­duc­ing a new award, the in­spi­ra­tion award, to be pre­sented to an Is­land ath­lete con­sid­ered to be an in­spi­ra­tion to his or her peers in the Is­land sport­ing com­mu­nity.

Other awards to be an­nounced on the evening in­clude the Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor’s Award, which will be pre­sented to be the Is­land best over­all ath­lete in 2015, while the pres­i­dent’s award will rec­og­nize a long­time con­trib­u­tor to sport in the prov­ince. The premier’s award, for or­ga­ni­za­tion of the year, will also be pre­sented.

Tick­ets for the awards evening are avail­able by call­ing Sport P.E.I. at 368-4110.

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