Healey Named Team NL Flag Bearer

Healey Named Team NL Flag Bearer

Softballer Eric Healey (Chapel’s Cove) Has Been Named Team NL Flag Bearer For The Opening Ceremonies At The 2017 Canada Summer Games In Winnipeg!

Healey, 21, has represented the Newfoundland Labrador at two Midget Canadian Fastpitch Championships (2013-2014) and three Junior Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championships (2014-2016).

At the 2014 Midget Canadian Fastpitch Championship, the right-hander guided the NL Selects to a Silver Medal. That same year, the Chapel’s Cove native represented Canada at the Junior Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon. Healey was named Softball NL Junior Male Player of the Year at the 2014 Hall of Fame Ceremony & 2014 Annual Awards Presentation.

Eric has played with the CBC Junior Canadians in the Molson St. John’s Intermediate Men’s Fastpitch League from 2012 to present. His best season to date came in 2015 when he was named Top Pitcher (9-Wins), recorded the Most Strikeouts (133), was named to the All-League Team (Pitcher) and was named the Regular Season Most Valuable Player.

Healey has played in the Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League since 2013. He was a member of the Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs (2013-2014), the Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians (2014-2016) and this season with the Canada Games Team (2017).

Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate Eric Healey On Being Named Team NL Flag Bearer For The Opening Ceremonies At The 2017 Canada Summer Games In Winnipeg!

Congratulations Eric!

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History NL Male Teams At Canada Summer Games
Newfoundland Labrador have participated in seven Canada Games since 1969.

In 54 Games, Newfoundland Labrador have an Overall Record of 34 Wins and 20 Losses. NL captured two Bronze Medals at the Canada Games, the first in 1997 (Brandon, MB) and the latest in 2005 (Regina, SK).

Tournament Dates/Location (Records/Placing/Medals)

1969 Halifax, NS
3-3 Record (6th Place)

1981 Thunder Bay, ON
3-3 Record (9th Place)

1989 Saskatoon, SK
5-2 Record (4th Place)

1993 Kamloops, BC
6-2 Record (4th Place)

1997 Brandon, MB
5-4 Record (3rd Place, Bronze Medal)

2001 London, ON
4-3 Record (5th Place)

2005 Regina, SK
8-3 Record (3rd Place, Bronze Medal)