CHARLOTTETOWN – Canadian sledge hockey team member and Paralympic bronze-medal winner Billy Bridges received the Bill Halpenny Award this week.
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Summerside native Billy Bridges poses with the Bill Halpenny Award.
Bridges, a native of Summerside, visited the Sport P.E.I. offices in Charlottetown to receive the prestigious award, which is named after P.E.I.’s first-ever Olympian.
The award is presented at the discretion of the Sport P.E.I. board of directors to Island athletes who have excelled at the highest levels of international competition.
Bridges has attended four Paralympic Games, and is considered one of the best sledge hockey players in the world. He made his first appearance for the national team at the age of 14.
Previous recipients of the Halpenny award include Olympians Kara Grant, Jared Connaughton and Heather Moyse, and this year Paralympian Mark Arendz.