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Canada Wins Gold at The 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge; The United States Wins Bronze
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November 22, 2008
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Canada’s National Sledge Team has won gold at the 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge after defeating Norway 7-0 on Saturday at the CARI Complex.

Bradley Bowden (Orton, ON) and Todd Nicholson (Kinburn, ON) scored first-period goals for Canada, with Marc Dorion (Bourget, ON) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, ON) adding goals in the second. Dorion scored his second of the game in the third period and Billy Bridges (Summerside, PEI) and Westlake also scored in the final frame. Paul Rosen (Thornhill, ON) earned the shutout in the Canada goal.

Dorion was named Canada’s player of the game.

This is the second-straight year in which Canada has defeated Norway at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge. Canada has now won four-straight gold medal games against Norway at major international competitions: two World Sledge Hockey Challenges, the 2008 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship and 2006 Paralympic Winter Games.

In the bronze-medal final, the United States scored three goals in the first period, four in the second and two in the third for a 9-0 victory over Japan. It’s the second-straight year that the United States has won bronze.

Canada’s National Sledge Team will now prepare for the 4 Nations Cup in Nagano, Japan, which will be held January 10-17, 2009. The next sledge hockey tournament in Canada will be in Vancouver, between February 24 and March 1. The event will include Canada, Germany, Japan, and the United States. It will be a test event for the 2008 Paralympic Winter Games.


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