Canada's National Sledge Team Wins Gold Medal at 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in London, Ont.
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April 23, 2011
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LONDON, Ont. – Canada’s National Sledge Team has won the gold medal at the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, shutting out Norway 8-0 on home ice Saturday night at the Western Fair Sports Centre.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) each scored two goals, while Bradley Bowden (Orton, Ont.) and Derek Whitson (Chatham, Ont.) contributed singles, and Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) earned the shutout en route to the gold medal win.

During the preliminary round, Canada defeated the United States 3-1, blanked Norway 14-0 and beat Japan 12-0 to finish atop the standings. The Canadians beat Japan 11-1 in Friday’s semifinal.

Earlier Saturday, the United States defeated Japan 9-1 to take home the bronze medal, with Kevin McKee and Nikko Landeros both scoring two goals, while Adam Page, Daniel McCoy, Josh Pauls, Alexi Salamone and Greg Shaw all had a goal apiece.

Canada’s National Sledge Team took silver at the 2009 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Charlottetown, P.E.I., but won gold medals at the event in 2008, also in Charlottetown, and in 2007 in Kelowna, B.C.

The four teams that competed in London at the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge were also the top four finishers at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.

For more information:

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

 

Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

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

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

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