Hockey Canada Network |
Canada's National Sledge Team to Participate in Clinic With Members of Canadian Forces Prior to 2012 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship
March 16, 2012

CALGARY, Alta. – Prior to departing for Hamar, Norway, for the 2012 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, Canada’s National Sledge Team will spend three days in Borden, Ont., which will include a sledge hockey clinic with Canadian Forces soldiers stationed at Canadian Forces Base Borden.

Following Team Canada’s practice on Sunday morning, March 18, national team members will take to the ice with the soldiers at 2:30 p.m. ET at Andy Anderson Arena at CFB Borden (100 Ramillies Rd.), and again at 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday, March 19.

The Canadian Forces and Hockey Canada welcome media to attend ice times on both Sunday and Monday, which are taking place as part of the Soldier On program, a Canadian Forces initiative to encourage injured and ill personnel to attain and maintain healthy and active lifestyles. Interviews with participating soldiers will take place between 11 a.m. and noon ET on Monday, March 19.

NOTE: Please confirm your attendance prior to Monday, March 19 with Francis Dupont, Hockey Canada’s manager of media relations, at

Canada’s National Sledge Team will depart for Hamar, Norway, on Tuesday, March 20 for the 2012 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, being held from March 25 to April 1. The world championship will feature the top eight sledge hockey nations in the world, divided into A and B pools. Canada will play in Pool B, competing with Italy, Korea and Norway. All games will be played at the Olympic Amphitheatre.

Canada will open the 2012 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship against Italy at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 25, with the gold medal game scheduled for Sunday, April 1 at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.

In five appearances at the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship since the inaugural tournament in 1996, Canada has won two gold medals (2000, 2008) and two bronze medals (1996, 2009), finishing fourth in 2004.

“We’ve been building towards this event since the 2010 Paralympics ended, and we’re excited to get to Norway and get the world championship started,” said Mike Mondin, head coach of Canada’s National Sledge Team. “Our players relish the opportunity to wear the Team Canada jersey, and I have no doubt they’ll do Canadians proud on the ice in Hamar.”

NOTE TO MEDIA: Francis Dupont, Hockey Canada’s manager of media relations, will be with Canada’s National Sledge Team in Norway. He can be reached at for interview requests.

For more information on Canada’s National Sledge Team and the 2012 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, please visit or follow along via social media at and

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

2014 WU18C: CAN 5 - GER 2
Apr 19, 2014
Ryan Gropp scored with 5:36 to go to help Canada to its second win.
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Photo Credit: