Hockey Canada Network |
News
Canada's National Sledge Team Advances to Semifinals at 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in London, Ont.
NR.047.11
|
April 20, 2011
|
|

LONDON, Ont. – Canada’s National Sledge Team has advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge after completing the preliminary round with a perfect 3-0 record.

Canada defeated the United States 3-1 on Monday, blanked Norway 14-0 on Tuesday and beat Japan 12-0 on Wednesday to clinch first place in the preliminary round.

The United States took second, Norway claimed third and Japan finished in fourth place. Semifinals take place this Friday, with Norway facing off against the United States at 12:30 p.m. ET and Canada taking on Japan at 7 p.m. ET at the Western Fair Sports Centre.

The semifinal winners will compete against each other in the gold medal game Saturday April 23 starting at 2 p.m. ET. The final matchup will be aired on the official Hockey Canada broadcaster TSN2 at 6 p.m. ET.

Both semifinals and the bronze medal game, which takes place at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, will be available online through hockeycanada.fasthockey.com for $7 per game.

Tickets for the remaining 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge games are available for $11 each, while medal round mini-packs featuring both semifinals and both medal round games are available for $40 each. They can be purchased online by visiting the official 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge website at www.hockeycanada.ca/wshc or at the Western Fair Sports Centre box office.

Canada’s National Sledge Team took silver at the 2009 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Charlottetown, P.E.I., but won gold medals at the event in 2007 in Kelowna, B.C. and 2008 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The four teams competing in London this week were the top four finishers at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

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

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: FRA 7 – MON 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Phantom fired 50 shots on net in picking up its first win of the Esso Cup.
2014 TELUS Cup: HAL 3 - CHA 7
Apr 23, 2014
Eight players had multi-point games to lead Châteauguay to its first win.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 3 - EDM 2
Apr 23, 2014
A pair of power play goals in the second led Sudbury to its third win.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 - WEY 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Sabres scored three in the first and hung on to defeat the Gold Wings.
2014 TELUS Cup: OKA 1 - PA 1
Apr 23, 2014
Kjargaard and Bryshun traded goals in yet another tie game.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 Esso Cup STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 4 - TOR 1
Apr 21, 2014
Four different players scored to give the Mintos the first win.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: