Source: Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled
BRAMPTON, Ont. – Oct. 28, 2014 - Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled will be hosting the inaugural IPC Ice Sledge Hockey International Women’s Cup as part of its Sixth Annual Cruisers Cup Sledge Hockey Tournament from November 7 to 9 at South Fletchers Arena in Brampton, Ontario.
IPC Ice Sledge Hockey, the international governing body, has a strategic goal to develop the women’s game and aims to develop and implement a first World Championships for women prior to the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
“The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey International Women's Cup is the first ever internationally-sanctioned women’s sledge hockey tournament in the world and as a leading country on ice, we are proud that our event will be the catalyst for growth and awareness of international women’s hockey,” said Ken Hall, Director of Sledge Hockey for Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled.
The women’s event will include teams from Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Overall, this year’s tournament will feature 37 teams comprised of over 700 athletes competing across four competitive divisions (Junior, Intermediate C, Intermediate B, Elite) travelling from across the globe.
Men’s national team players from both Canada and the U.S. will be competing in the Elite division, including 10 Sochi 2014 bronze medallists from the Canadian Paralympic Team: Graeme Murray, Brad Bowden and Adam Dixon with the Elmvale Bears; Billy Bridges, Kevin Rempel, Karl Ludwig and Anthony Gale with the Cruisers All Blacks; and Ben Delaney, Tyler McGregor, and Greg Westlake with the Ottawa Sledgehammers.
More info: http://www.cruisers-sports.com/cruiserscup/home.shtml