Canada's National Sledge Team to Play in Bronze Medal Game at 2009 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship
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May 14, 2009
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CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Sledge Team will play for the bronze medal at the 2009 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, following a 2-1 shootout loss to the United States on Wednesday in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Bradley Bowden (Orton, Ont.) was the lone Canadian player to score in the shootout. Canada forced overtime with a late goal in the third period. Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) evened the score with just over one minute 30 seconds to play.

Canada will face Japan in Saturday’s bronze-medal game (9:30 a.m. ET), a game that can be seen live at www.paralympicsport.tv. The United States will face off against Norway in the gold medal game on Saturday (1 p.m. ET).

Note to media: Adam Crockatt, manager of Canada’s National Sledge Team, is on site in Czech Republic with Team Canada. All media enquiries should be sent to  acrockatt@hockeycanada.ca. Team Canada’s 2009 media guide is available at www.hockeycanada.ca as a PDF.

E-mail Your Favorite Player: Fans of Canada’s National Sledge Team can send messages to their favourite players by going to hockeycanada.ca and following the links to the 2009 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship site.

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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