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Canada’s National Para Hockey Team set for second three-game series against United States

19 players to wear the Maple Leaf against cross-border rivals in Calgary

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March 28, 2024

CALGARY, Alberta – Hockey Canada has announced the roster for Canada’s National Para Hockey Team for its three-game series against the United States from April 1-6 at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Three goaltenders, five defence and 11 forwards – including 13 members of the team that won a silver medal at the 2023 World Para Hockey Championship - were selected by head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, ON) and assistant coaches Mike Fountain (Gravenhurst, ON), Boris Rybalka (Vernon, BC) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, ON).

“We are anticipating great competition as this series will bring two of the strongest para hockey programs in the world to Calgary,” Herrington said. “We are looking forward to continue our team development towards becoming the Team Canada we need to be while giving fans an exciting preview of what to expect during the World Para Hockey Championship in May.”

The staff that will work with Canada’s National Para Hockey Team during the series includes:

  • Video coach Steve Arsenault (Hamilton, ON)
  • Team physician Dr. Ben Cameron (Summerside, PE)
  • Physiotherapist Tracy Meloche (Essex, ON)
  • Equipment managers Grant Boswall (Cornwall, PE) and AJ Murley (St. John’s, NL)
  • Hockey operations manager Mitchell Furlotte (Bathurst, NB)
  • Hockey operations coordinator Hannah Curlock (Calgary, AB)

The schedule includes on- and off-ice training and a trio of games against the Americans – April 3 at 1:30 p.m. MT, April 5 at 6 p.m. MT and April 6 at 10:30 a.m. MT.

Canada’s National Para Hockey Team will be back on the ice at WinSport Arena when Calgary hosts the 2024 World Para Hockey Championship from May 4-12.

Tickets for Para Worlds are on sale now. Full-tournament packages (20 games) start at $99, medal-round packages (six games) start at $75, single-game tickets start at $15 and group tickets (for groups of 20 or more) start at $12. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit HockeyCanada.ca/ParaWorlds.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Para Hockey Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook, X and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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