GOYANG, South Korea – Canada’s National Sledge Team has arrived in South Korea, where it will take part in the 2013 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship from April 13-20. Canada won the bronze medal at last year’s tournament in Hamar, Norway, and last won IPC gold at the 2008 world championship in Marlborough, Mass.
Canada opens the world championship on Saturday against Italy, and will also face Korea and Russia in Group B preliminary round action. The Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden and the United States comprise Group A. The semifinals are set for Thursday, April 18, with the bronze medal and gold medal games scheduled for Saturday, April 20.
Canada has played 11 games in the 2012-13 season, posting an 8-3 record. Canada won a silver medal at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, Alta., before facing Norway and the United States in three-game series.
In six appearances at the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, Canada has won two gold medals (2000, 2008) and three bronze medals (1996, 2009, 2012), finishing fourth in 2004.
NOTE TO MEDIA – Keegan Goodrich, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of media relations, is on site with Canada’s National Sledge Team and can assist with any media interview requests. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-519-5754.