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Canada's National Sledge Hockey Team to Travel to Park City, Utah for Three-Game Series Against USA
February 15, 2007

CALGARY – Canada’s National Men’s Sledge Hockey Team will travel to Park City, Utah from February 16-18 for a three-game series against the USA, the second half of a home-and-home series. Canada swept the front end of the series, outscoring the Americans 8-2 over the three games in London and Aylmer, ON in late January.

The three games this week will be the last for both teams before the inaugural World Sledge Hockey Challenge, to be held in Kelowna, BC from March 12-17. National teams from Germany and Norway will join the Canadians and Americans at the first-time event. Click here for ticket information for the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The Canadians have fashioned a 7-1-1 record so far in the 2006-07 season, including two wins and a tie over the Germans and two wins and a loss against the Norwegians during a European trip in November to go along with their three-game sweep of the Americans.

GAME SCHEDULE (all times local – MT)

*all games to be held at the Park City Ice Center*

Friday, February 16 – 7:30 p.m. – Canada vs. USA

Saturday, February 17 – 8:15 p.m. – Canada vs. USA

Sunday, February 18 – 9:15 a.m. – Canada vs. USA

MEDIA INFORMATION – Adam Crockatt, Hockey Canada’s Manager, Men’s National Teams, will be with the team in Park City, and will be coordinating media interviews (cell: 403-850-4704).

Sledge hockey is the Paralympic version of hockey and, since its debut on the Paralympic program at the 1994 Lillehammer Paralympic Winter Games, it has become one of the biggest attractions for spectators at the Paralympic Winter Games. It is fast-paced, highly physical and played by male athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. Canada captured its first-ever sledge hockey gold medal at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, defeating Norway, the defending world champions, 3-0 in the final game.

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

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