Canada’s National Sledge Team will face the United States

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(ISN) – CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Sledge Team will face the United States in a three-game series from March 26-28 at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, N.C., just outside Charlotte.

It will be the final opportunity for the Team Canada coaching staff to evaluate players ahead of the 2015 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, which will be held April 26-May 3 in Buffalo, N.Y.

SERIES VS. UNITED STATES SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 26 Canada vs. United States 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Friday, March 27 Canada vs. United States 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 28 Canada vs. United States 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT

 

Canada’s 16-player roster includes two goaltenders, five defencemen and nine forwards, and features 15 players who helped Canada to a bronze medal at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Leduc, Alta.

 

Canada is the defending champion at the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, having won its third world title in 2013 in Goyang, South Korea, beating the Americans 1-0 in the gold medal game.

 

Roster
 
 
 
# Name Ht. Wt. Born Hometown
Goaltenders
1 Dominic Larocque 6’0″ 184 07/30/87 Quebec City, Que./Qc
30 Corbin Watson 5’11” 193 01/06/87 Kingsville, Ont.
Defense
11 Adam Dixon 5’9″ 176 08/13/89 Midland, Ont.
14 Steve Arsenault 5’7″ 177 09/06/88 Spruce Grove, Alta.
15 Kevin Sorley 6’0″ 170 07/06/93 Petersburg, Ont.
23 Kieran Block 5’9″ 185 06/14/85 Edmonton, Alta./Alb.
25 James Gemmell 5’11” 176 04/26/80 Quesnel, B.C.
Forwards
5 Kevin Rempel 6’1″ 199 09/15/82 Vineland, Ont.
7 Marc Dorion 5’0″ 137 06/22/87 Bourget, Ont.
8 Tyler McGregor 5’8″ 153 03/11/94 Forest, Ont.
9 Anthony Gale 5’0″ 163 05/12/93 Brampton, Ont.
10 Ben Delaney 5’11” 154 08/23/96 Ottawa, Ont.
12 Greg Westlake 6’2″ 173 06/12/86 Oakville, Ont.
18 Billy Bridges 5’8″ 190 03/22/84 Summerside, P.E.I.
20 Bryan Sholomicki 6’2″ 220 02/08/81 Winnipeg, Man.
21 Chris Cederstrand 6’3″ 200 04/16/80 Okotoks, Alta./Alb.
Unable to attend
F/A Brad Bowden 5’0″ 161 05/26/83 Orton, Ont.
D Derek Whitson 6’1″ 167 06/21/89 Chatham, Ont.
Staff
President & Chief Executive Officer Tom Renney Cranbrook, B.C. Hockey Canada
Chief Operating Officer Scott Smith Bathurst, N.B. Hockey Canada
Vice-President, Hockey Operations/National Teams Scott Salmond Creston, B.C./ Hockey Canada
Senior Manager, Hockey Operations/Men’s National Teams Shawn Bullock Wainwright, Alta. Hockey Canada
Coordinator, Sledge Hockey Ben Shutron Orleans, Ont. Hockey Canada
General Manager Andy Van Neutegem Victoria, B.C./ Camosun College
Head Coach Ken Babey Saskatoon, Sask. Hockey Canada
Assistant Coach Ron Choules Montreal, Que. Concordia University (OUA)
Assistant Coach Hervé Lord St-Pamphile, Que. Hockey Canada
Equipment Manager Blair Smook Winnipeg, Man. Hockey Canada
Athletic Therapist Mélanie Fiala Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa Fury FC (NASL)
Doctor Dr. Lindsay Bradley Ottawa, Ont. Carleton University (OUA)

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