Wasse-Abin badminton players bring home hardware

The Wasse-Abin High School Badminton players, from left, are Eileen Letander-Trudeau, Justin Peltier, Landon Peltier and Starlee Kanasawe.

ELLIOT LAKE—This past weekend, eight Wasse-Abin High School badminton players took part in the Elliot Lake Badminton Tournament, playing well in all three categories of singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

With an exhausting first night of singles starting at 4 pm and wrapping up around 9 pm, the team finished with two firsts in C Flight with Landon Peltier winning the men’s and Starlee Kanasawe winning for the ladies’ division. Special mention to Eileen Letander-Trudeau for finishing in the top eight in B Flight. The next morning the team started at 9 am for the doubles and competed fiercely and ended with winning the B Flight in men’s doubles with the team of Landon Peltier and Justin Peltier.

Moving into the last leg of the tournament the mixed doubles Wasse-Abin players did an excellent job, taking many experienced teams to a game three and finishing with a placing in the B Flight and a fourth, third, and another first place in the C Flight with the team of Landon Peltier and Eileen Letander-Trudeau.

The team played an excellent tournament, competing against the top ranked players in Northern Ontario and gaining praise from parents and coaches from the other teams.