JIM MCLEOD

Following a courageous battle with cancer, Jim McLeod, equipment manager for Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team, passed away at home in Elmira, ON on March 27 at the age of 58.

Involved with the National Sledge Hockey Team since 2003, Jim was a big part of Canada’s gold medal victory at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. He built lasting relationships with a number of the players, and was very proud of his involvement with the team. The kind and strong words of encouragement over the last nine months meant the world to Jim as he fought the battle of his life.

The long-time equipment manager for the Elmira (Junior B) Sugar Kings and tireless volunteer for events such as the Canadian Diabetes Flame of Hope Trail Ride and Dan Snyder Memorial Golf Tournament, Jim is survived by his wife Helen, son Chad, daughter Kristi, son-in-law Rob, daughter-in-law Shawna and granddaughter Ava.

The players, along with the coaching and support staff, would like to extend their condolences to Jim’s family. He will be missed. 

2007 WORLD SLEDGE HOCKEY CHALLENGE TEAM STATS

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CANADA WINS GOLD AT 2007 WORLD SLEDGE HOCKEY CHALLENGE

KELOWNA, BC – Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team has won gold at the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge following a 1-0 overtime win over Norway on Saturday night at the Capital News Centre.
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USA TAKES BRONZE WITH
SHUTOUT WIN OVER GERMANY

Steve Cash stopped all 10 shots he faced and Andy Yohe scored twice as the USA captured the bronze medal at the inaugural World Sledge Hockey Challenge with a 5-0 win over Germany on Saturday afternoon.
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MARCH 16, 2007
CANADA 9 VS GERMANY 1

07:00 PM PST - WSHC - Preliminary
Capital News Centre - Kelowna, BC, CAN
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MARCH 16, 2007
NORWAY 5 VS USA 3

04:30 PM PST - WSHC - Preliminary
Capital News Centre - Kelowna, BC, CAN
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PLAYERS, FANS SHARE ICE DURING CANADIAN OFF-DAY

With a day off between games at the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team took the opportunity to not only have a longer practice, but also to interact with some future Canadian sledge hockey hopefuls at the Capital News Centre on Wednesday. » more

CANADA WINS 4-3 OVER
NORWAY IN OT

Greg Westlake had a pair for the Canadians, including the overtime winner, to lead the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Norwegians on Wednesday night. » more

 

USA WINS 6-2 OVER GERMANY

After dropping a 4-2 decision on day one of the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, team USA came in to Wednesday night’s tilt versus the Germans hungry and opened up a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes. » more

 

WORLD SLEDGE HOCKEY CHALLENGE TICKET PRICING

Single-game individual tickets – $5
Single-game family tickets – $10
Tournament passes – $15

*all tickets include applicable taxes; group rates are available*

Tickets can be purchased online at
www.selectyourtickets.com, at the Capital News Centre and Prospera Place box offices, or by phone at 250-762-5050.

 

PEDERSON RUNNING AWAY WITH SCORING RACE AT WSHC

Norwegian captain Rolf Einar Pederson is known through sledge as one of the best players the world has to offer. At the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, he is showing why.

Through two games, Norway (1-0-0-1) has scored seven goals. Pederson has scored all of them.

His closest competitors in the tournament scoring race are Canadian sniper Greg Westlake, who has scored three times.

 

CANADIANS OPEN WITH A 3-1
WIN OVER THE USA

In font of a packed-house at the Capital News Center team Canada opened the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge with a tilt against the Americans. » more

 

PEDERSON LEADS NORWAY
TO WIN OVER GERMANS

The first game of the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge started off slow with the first shot coming around the three-minute mark. » more

WORLD SLEDGE HOCKEY
CHALLENGE HOST CITY

Named as one of the world’s dozen top travel destinations for 2007 by the highly-regarded travel guide publishing house, Frommers, the Okanagan Valley and its gateway city, Kelowna are perhaps among Canada’s freshest travel discoveries in recent years. » more

 

CANADA WINS EXHIBITION SERIES WITH 2-0 WIN OVER USA

Goaltender Paul Rosen (Thornhill, ON) turned aside all 10 shots he faced, including a pair of second period breakaways with the game still scoreless, to lead Canada to a 2-0 win over the USA in the final game of a three-game exhibition series on Sunday morning in Park City, Utah. » summary

 

KELOWNA, BC TO HOST INAUGURAL
WORLD SLEDGE HOCKEY CHALLENGE

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LEARN MORE ABOUT SLEDGE HOCKEY;
THE EQUIPMENT USED, HOW IT'S PLAYED AND MORE
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For more information:
Adam Crockatt Manager, National Men's Teams | Responsable, équipe nationale masculine (hockey sur luge)

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