Four Canadians capture Gold at the 2022 Canadian Junior Open

2022 Canadian Junior Open GU19 Top 5

After four days of competition and over 600 high-intensity matches, the 2022 Canadian Junior Open presented by Forthlane Partners has come to a close. This prestigious event was once again hosted by The Club at White Oaks in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON where over 310 athletes competed in boy and girls U13/U15/U17/U19categories as well as a NextGen PSA Satellite event, from December 10th to 13th.

It was a very successful event for our Canadian players, with 25 athletes representing Canada finishing in the top five of their respective age categories. Canadians acquired a total of 18 medals and claimed four of the ten possible Gold Medals. Congratulations to Alyssa Ho (GU17), Faazil Khan (BU17), Ewan Harris (BU19), Iman Shaheen (GU19) for winning Gold. See below for the complete list of medalists.

In addition, Squash Canada hosted a NextGen PSA Satellite event. The event was well received by the athletes as a way for them to gain high performance competition experience and an opportunity to gain valuable points towards their PSA ranking. Congratulations to Juan Sebastian Salazar Gomez (MEX) and Meaghan Best (BRB) for capturing the NextGen titles.

Squash Canada would like to acknowledge the support of Forthlane Partners as presenting sponsor of the Canadian Junior Open, and sincerely thank the Government of Canada and Niagara Tourism Relief Fund for their invaluable support towards this event. Squash Canada would also like to recognize the contributions of our platinum and gold corporate partners AirSprint Private Aviation, AMJ Campbell, Dunlop, Oxford Properties, Slaight Music, Richardson Wealth, Syra Holdings, Altas Partners, Bakertilly, Black Knight, Big Head Wines, Epicure, Hillside Wealth Management, Mortgage Company of Canada, Pembroke, Portage VC, SAZ Consulting, Tourmaline, The Printing House, and YDC Pro for their part in inspiring our junior athletes through the glass court program to achieve international success.

“The Canadian Junior Open once again proved a wonderful opportunity for our top athletes to test their skills against high quality players from around the world.  On top of excellent squash, the event highlighted the unique camaraderie of the international squash community and we sincerely thank our international contingents for their participation. Congratulations to all competitors and good luck in next week’s US Junior Open.” – Jamie Nicholls, Squash Canada Director of Athlete Development

“I’m so happy I was able to play in this tournament. It’s probably one of my favourite events of the year, everything from the venue to the players are all spectacular, so even just being there is amazing. Playing in the finals against Spring Ma in the glass court was phenomenal; such an amazing match in our glass court, it was so fulfilling. Have to shout out White Oaks for hosting every year because the tournament would not be the same anywhere else.” – Iman Shaheen, GU19 Champion

“On behalf of everyone from White Oaks we are proud to have hosted this wonderful event. I witnessed great joy, and many people expressed their appreciation for the warm and welcoming atmosphere at this year’s championships.  Thank you to Squash Canada for all their support. I hope everyone has a safe holiday and best wishes for the New Year.” – Matt Easingwood, Tournament Chair

CJO22 Final Results/Placements via Club Locker – Here

CJO22 Photo Album via Facebook – Here


1st Zachary Ingber (USA)

2nd Daniel Wang (CAN)

3rd Caleb Hickox (CAN)


1st Trinity Moshi (USA)

2nd Veera Dhaliwal (CAN)

3rd Sasha Lee (CAN)


1st Thomas Rodriquez Rayo (COL)

2nd Calder Murray (CAN)

3rd Yusuf Matti-Alvarez (CAN)


1st Gladys Ho (HKG)

2nd Maria Sabogal (COL)

3rd Olivia Bolger (USA)


1st Faazil Khan (CAN)

2nd Wasey Masqood (CAN)

3rd Youssef Sarhan (CAN)


1st Alyssa Ho (CAN)

2nd Maiden-Lee Coe (NZL)

3rd Keira Hickox (CAN)


1st Ewan Harris (CAN)

2nd Murilo Penteado (BRA)

3rd Abbas Nawaz (PAK)


1st Iman Shaheen (CAN)

2nd Spring Ma (CAN)

3rd Amal Izhar (CAN)

NextGen – Male

1st Juan Sebastian Salazar Gomez (MEX)

2nd Brett Schille (CAN)

3rd Sebastian Rodriguez Rayo (COL)

NextGen – Female

1st Meaghan Best (BRB)

2nd Niki Shemirani (CAN)

3rd Sydney Maxwell (CAN)