Canada's National Sledge Hockey Team to Face Team USA in Three-Game Series
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January 22, 2007
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CALGARY, AB – Canada’s National Men’s Sledge Hockey Team will play host to Team USA at the front end of a home-and-home exhibition series between January 24th and 28th in London, ON.

Hockey Canada announced on Thursday that Canada and the USA will play three games as part of the London Blizzard Invitational Sledge Hockey Tournament. The tournament itself includes 22 intermediate and 12 junior teams, and will be played at the Western Fair Sports Centre. 

To complete the home-and-home exhibition series, Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team will be traveling to Park City, Utah from February 15th-18th to face Team USA.

These six games against Team USA over the coming months will help Team Canada prepare for the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, which is scheduled for March 11th-17th in Kelowna, BC.

Team Canada goes into this exhibition series with a 4-1-1 record during the 2006-07 season, having played games in Germany and Norway in November.

Click here for Canada’s roster for the three-game series against Team USA.

CANADA/USA EXHIBITION SERIES DETAILS

PRACTICE TIMES (at Western Fair SC) - Thursday, January 25th

Team Canada: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Team U.S.A.: 2-4 p.m.

GAME TIMES (All times local)

Friday, Jan 26th

East Elgin Community Centre (Aylmer, ON) | 1 p.m. v| Students/Senior  $2 - Adults $5

Saturday, Jan 27th

Western Fair Sports Centre (London, ON) | 8 p.m. | All tickets are $5

Sunday, Jan 28th

Western Fair Sports Centre (London, ON) | 9:30 a.m. | Free admission

GAME TICKET INFORMATION - Tickets available at the door for Friday and Saturday games, free entry on Sunday game. For more information contact Todd Sargeant at (519) 660-1705 or toddsargeant@hotmail.com.

For more information on Canada’s National Men’s Sledge Hockey Team, Sledge Hockey and Hockey Canada, go to Hockey Canada’s official website, www.hockeycanada.ca.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

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