Former national squash team member tours northern B.C.

The northern B.C. communities of Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert and Prince George will have the opportunity this week to be exposed to the best that Canadian Squash has to offer.

Michael Thomson a former member of Canada’s national team will be visiting each of the northern communities to connect with, inspire and mentor emerging squash players in the north.

“I wanted to give back to the province that nurtured my skills in the sport I love in a region that typifies the beauty of British Columbia,” Thomson said about his northern tour.

Thomson has one of the most impressive sports histories in the B.C. and Canadian game that has included a competitive berth at the 2014 World Junior Championship in Windhoek, Namibia. 

The 22-year-old pro, originally from Vancouver has been attending Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where he is pursuing a graduate degree in accounting.

Thomson is a two-time MVP for the Drexel Men’s Varsity Squash Team (2015-2016, 2016-2017) was also named Captain of the varsity squash team in his senior year where he helped the team finish its best ever performance at the US Nationals.

The young professional is ranked #26 for the 2016-2017 seasons with the College Squash Association in the US.

He will be in Terrace today, Prince Rupert on Tuesday, Smithers on Wednesday, and in Prince George Thursday and Friday.

The SQBC Northern Tour is presented by Squash BC and will include:

  • Juniors coaching program
  • Intermediate and advanced group sessions
  • Exhibition games
  • Matches with top players in the various centres

Michael will be teaming up with Terrace resident Steven Hawyes, Community Relations Coordinator of Squash BC and Squash Club owner in Terrace.

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