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Canada wins gold medal at 2013 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship
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April 20, 2013
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GOYANG, South Korea – Canada’s National Sledge Team has won the gold medal at the 2013 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, defeating the United States 1-0 in Saturday’s gold medal game at the SPART Complex.

It is the third time Canada has won gold at the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, taking home the top prize previously in 2000 and 2008. Canada won the bronze medal at last year’s world championship in Hamar, Norway.

On Saturday, Graeme Murray (Gravenhurst, Ont.) scored the game’s lone goal early in the second period, while Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) recorded his fourth shutout of the tournament; the netminder did not allow a goal during the world championship. Captain Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) was named the tournament’s top forward.

“I am extremely proud of our entire team today,” said Mike Mondin, head coach of Canada’s National Sledge Team. “The players gave an incredible effort throughout the tournament and all season, and they were rewarded for their hard work.”

In Saturday’s bronze medal game, Russia claimed its first-ever world championship medal with a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic.

CANADA’S NATIONAL SLEDGE TEAM RETURN FLIGHTS ON APRIL 21
Please note that all flights are listed as local time in the arrival cities.
 
Flights are subject to change, please contact Hockey Canada media relations coordinator Keegan Goodrich at kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca to confirm arrival times.


10:45 a.m.

Vancouver, B.C.

AC064

James Gemmell

3:08 p.m.

Regina, Sask.

AC8572

Curtis Hunt

4:02 p.m.

Edmonton, Alta.

AC240

Steve Arsenault

5:55 p.m.

Trail, B.C.

PC457

Mike Mondin

8:59 p.m.

Toronto, Ont.

AC148

Billy Bridges, Adam Dixon, Anthony Gale, Karl Ludwig, Tyler McGregor, Graeme Murray, Kevin Rempel, Derek Whitson

11:41 p.m.

Ottawa, Ont.

AC138

Marc Dorion

CANADA’S NATIONAL SLEDGE TEAM RETURN FLIGHTS ON APRIL 22


12:31 a.m.

Windsor, Ont.

AC7761

Corbin Watson

12:33 a.m.

Quebec City, Que.

AC8928

Dominic Larocque

12:41 a.m.

Montreal, Que.

AC112

Benoît St-Amand

8:58 a.m.

Sydney, N.S.

AC8806

Scott Gouthro

Westlake, Brad Bowden and team manager Adam Crockatt are travelling to Sochi, Russia, for a site visit for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and will be available for interviews upon request.

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For more information:

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

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

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

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

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Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
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