Canada's National Sledge Development Team to Face United States in Inaugural Games

December 1, 2010

CALGARY, Alta. –
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.
Canada's National
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
duty.

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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
Association.

"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
future seasons."

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
 

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

 

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

 

Jason LaRose
Coordinator, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

 

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

 
Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca