Hockey Canada has announced that its newest national team, Canada's National
Sledge Development Team, will take to the ice for its inaugural games when it
takes on the United States' development team in a three-game series, December
2-4 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Sledge Development Team was created to help elite-level sledge hockey players
not chosen for Canada's National Sledge Team an opportunity to get international
experience with hopes of developing their skills for future national team
FOR CANADA'S NATIONAL SLEDGE DEVELOPMENT TEAM ROSTER
FOR THE CANADA VS. UNITED STATES SERIES SCHEDULE
Canada will be lead
by head coach Todd Sargeant (London, Ont.), a long-time coach with Sledge Team
Ontario and the London Blizzard of the Ontario Sledge Hockey
"We feel this
program is just another step in the growth of sledge hockey in Canada," said
Adam Crockatt, manager of hockey operations/national teams for Hockey Canada.
"We can now reach out to an even larger group of players, get them involved in
the national program and have them ready to step into the national team in
Following the three-game series in Buffalo, Canada and the U.S. will
meet for another series, January 13-15 in Essex, Ont.
For more information
on Hockey Canada's sledge hockey programs, please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca.