CALGARY, Alta. –
With less than a week until the puck drops at the 2022 Para Hockey Cup,
Hockey Canada has announced Canada’s National Para Hockey Team for the
event, Nov. 27–Dec. 3 at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in
Two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 11 forwards were selected by head
Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont./York University, OUA), Marshall
Starkman (Thornhill, Ont.), manager of hockey operations, and Tyler Dietrich (West Vancouver, B.C.), director of men’s national teams.
Assistant coaches Mike Foligno (Sudbury, Ont.) and Mike Fountain (Gravenhurst, Ont.) also provided input.
“We are excited to bring this group to Bridgewater to represent Canada on
home soil,” said Herrington. “Our players have been learning as a group
what it takes to become Team Canada since our first day together and we
want to build off a solid performance in Ostrava in September. To be coming
home to play in Nova Scotia is going to be a great experience. The fans and
the community have proven in our previous visits to Bridgewater to be avid
supporters of the Para program and we can’t wait to get on the ice.”
The roster includes 17 players who won a silver medal at the
International Para Hockey Cup
(Armstrong, Auclair, Boily, Cozzolino, Crane, Dunn, Halbert, Henry,
Hickey, Huneault, Jacobs-Webb, Kovacevich, Lavin, LeBlanc, Lelievre,
McGregor, Smith), as well as three players that did not participate in Ostrava (Dixon, Larocque, Pellizzari). It also includes 10 players
who won a silver medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing,
(Armstrong, Crane, Dixon, Dunn, Hickey, Henry, Jacobs-Webb, Larocque,
Canada’s National Para Hockey Team will open the 2022 Para Hockey Cup
against Italy on Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. AT. It will also take on Czechia on Nov.
28 at 7 p.m. AT and its cross-border rival, the United States, on Nov. 30
at 7 p.m. AT to round out preliminary-round action. The
wraps up on Dec. 3 with the bronze and gold medal games at 12 p.m. AT and 4
p.m. AT, respectively.
TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast
the gold medal game on Dec. 3; please check local listings for details. All
other tournament games are available via livestream at HockeyCanada.ca.
Fans looking to secure their seat for the 2022 Para Hockey Cup can purchase
a full-event ticket package now at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets. The package…