Canada’s national sledge team will conclude its 2015-16 season at the inaugural IPC Pan-Pacific Championship March 29 to April 2 at HarborCenter, in Buffalo, N.Y.
The Canadians face South Korea, Team Pan-Pacific (a multi-national team led by Japan) and the United States.
"We see this tournament as a final test and the coaches will continue to take notes for the months and seasons to come," said Canada’s head coach Ken Babey. "It will be a high-level competition and we expect to see the work we’ve put in these last few months lead to success. We want to finish the year on a high note."
Canada opens against South Korea on Tuesday, March 29 at 3 p.m. ET. It will also face the United States on Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET, and concludes its preliminary round against Team Pan-Pacific on Friday, April 1 at 3 p.m. ET.
The bronze- and gold-medal games are on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET.
Full live coverage from the HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York, will be shown at https://www.paralympic.org/Buffalo-2016 alongside live results.
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Canadians get valuable experience at 2016 Boccia World Individual Championships
No Canadians advanced to the playoff round at the 2016 Boccia World Individual Championships this week in Beijing. Still there is an air of excitement for what lies ahead.
Canada’s head Coach Mario Delisle says: ‘’with five months to go before the Paralympics and with two World Open events still ahead, we will learn from this. We will work even harder and refocus. The adversity the athletes went through here will be helpful for what’s upcoming.”
Full stories: http://bocciacanada.ca/en/
Canadian men don’t qualify for Paralympics in sitting volleyball
Canada finished sixth in men’s sitting volleyball this week at the 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental tournament, the last-chance Paralympic qualifier for the Canadian men’s team, held in Anji, Huzhou, China.
Russia grabbed the only berth available beating Ukraine in the final.
"We showed that we could compete with many of the top nations and our ball control was strong all tournament," said Ian Halliday, Volleyball Canada's sitting volleyball high performance director. “The men also struggled with some illness at the event, but will take a lot home with them from this experience.”
The Canadian women’s team – which qualified for Rio by winning the bronze at the Parapan Am Games, also finished sixth in China.
"On the women’s side, our coaches really emphasized this event as part of the process as we continue to prepare for Rio,” said Halliday. “With four new athletes on this roster since the Parapan Am Games, this event was a great opportunity for them to see a high level of competition against teams that we will see again in Rio.”
Full story: www.volleyball.ca