Hockey Canada Network |
News
Toronto, Ont., to host 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
NR.119.13
|
October 10, 2013
|
|

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Thursday that Toronto, Ont., will host the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Dec. 1-7 at the MasterCard Centre. Canada’s National Sledge Team will be joined by Japan, Russia and the United States for the tournament.

Canada was silver medallist at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, dropping a 1-0 decision to the United States in the gold medal game. Overall, Canada has won four gold medals in six tries at the tournament, while never finishing worse than silver.

“We are excited about getting back to game action in Toronto,” said Mike Mondin, head coach of Canada’s National Sledge Team. “The World Sledge Hockey Challenge is one of the biggest events in our sport, and it’s sure to be a great week on the road to the Paralympics.”

Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. A six-game Team Canada package is available for just $35, including all three of Canada’s preliminary round games, Canada’s semifinal game, the bronze medal game and gold medal game. Single-game tickets will be available closer to the start of the tournament. CLICK HERE for more information on tickets, including how to purchase.

Fans will be able to follow the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge via webcast thanks to Hockey Canada and FASTHockey. All games, except for the gold medal game, will be available at hockeycanada.fasthockey.com.

The gold medal game, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET, will be shown on TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada. Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.

For more information on the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/wshc, or follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/worldsledge or www.twitter.com/hc_wshc.  


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: