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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Liam Moffatt, Emily Todd, Blayre Turnbull named

Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month for February

HALIFAX, NS (March 19, 2018) – Snowboarder Liam Moffatt of Londonderry was named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Individual Athlete of the Month. The twenty-year-old recently competed at the two-day Mount Orignal Nor-Am in Quebec, where he finished in first place on day one and second-place on day two. The international event hosted 88 competitors from five countries. Moffat is currently sitting in the fourth-place overall ranking for the Nor-Am Cup title.

Alpine skier Emily Todd was named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of the Month. The fifteen-year-old ended February with nine first-place finishes. The Wentworth Ski Race Club competitor from Halifax is currently the fastest female (in all three of the alpine disciplines) in Atlantic Canada. Her recent success at the Crabbe Roland Brunner Team Regional Series SL in New Brunswick qualified her to compete at U16 Nationals in Ontario, as well as U16 Can-AM in Quebec and the Whistler Cup in British Columbia.

Twenty-four-year-old Blayre Turnbull was named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. The hockey player from Stellarton joined teammate Jill Saulnier as the first Nova Scotians to ever play on the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team. During the semifinals against the Olympic Athletes from Russia, Turnbull tallied two assists helping the team to a 5-0 victory. In the gold medal game against the United States, Turnbull set up the game-tying goal, pushing the match into overtime. Canada finished with a silver medal after a nail-biting 3-2 shootout loss.  

The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit www.sportnovascotia.ca 

Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.

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For more information or to request athlete photos, please contact:
Kate Trask
Communications Coordinator, Sport Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 292-0037
Email: ktrask@sportnovascotia.ca


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