Canada’s wheelchair rugby team remains undefeated at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games after beating Argentina 73-26 tonight. Canada has not yet faced a serious challenge so far in these games, but that doesn’t mean that the team is taking any of their opponents lightly.
“Right now, we’re focused on playing ‘Canada Rugby’ no matter who our opponent is,” said head coach Kevin Orr. “This is the best our team has played since I started coaching them over six years ago. I’m really happy with our performance at these Games.”
Fabien Lavoie led Canada in scoring with 19 points. Mike Whitehead chipped in 14 points. After the game, however, Coach Orr praised the efforts of his entire team.
“Everyone sees Lavoie and Madell and Whitehead out there getting the goals, but that doesn’t happen without the hard work of our low-point athletes like Trevor Hirschfield, Byron Green and Patrice Dagenais,” he said. “We’re a strong team because we’re a complete team.”
Canada will take on Chile tomorrow at 5:45 pm. On Wednesday, the team will finish the round robin with a much-anticipated match against the USA before heading in the semi-finals.