Canada's National Sledge Hockey Team to Hold Selection Camp September 5-7 in Milton, ON
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September 2, 2008
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CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada has announced details of Canada’s National Sledge Team’s selection camp, which will take place September 5-7 at the Milton Sports Centre in Milton, ON.

Thirty players – four goaltenders, eight defencemen and 18 forwards – will compete for spots on the National Sledge Team for the 2008-09 season. Head coach Jeff Snyder (Elmira, ON) will work with assistant coaches Shawn Frydberg (Concord, ON) and Mike Mondin (Trail, BC) in determining Canada’s 18-player roster.

Canada’s National Sledge Team will compete in a number of tournaments during 2008-09, including the World Sledge Hockey Challenge and 2009 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship (May 5-16, 2009 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic), of which Canada is the defending champion.

“Each year, it’s getting harder and harder to make this team,” says Snyder. “We’re excited with the depth of talent that we have in Canada for sledge hockey. We expect a competitive camp in Milton.”

The 30 players will be on the ice Friday, Saturday and Sunday for practices and Red-White games, all of which are open to the public free of charge.

National Sledge Team selection camp schedule
All practices and games will be held at the Milton Sports Centre (605 Santa Maria Blvd., Milton ON)

Friday, September 5
Practice: 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Rink B)
Game: 4:30 p.m. (Rink B)

Saturday, September 6
Practice: 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Rink B)
Game: 5:30 p.m. (Rink B)

Sunday, September 7
Game: 11 a.m. (Rink A)

Media enquiries for the National Sledge Team selection camp should be directed to Adam Crockatt, Hockey Canada’s manager of men’s national teams. He will be on-site at the camp and can also be reached at (403) 874-2023 or acrockatt@hockeycanada.ca.

Canada’s National Sledge Team is the defending champion at two biggest sledge hockey events, having won the 2006 Paralympic Games and 2008 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

   
Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
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