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 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2014 PARA: CAN 10 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Mar 08, 2014
Gale, Dixon and Rempel had four points each to lead Canada to a win.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: