Wheelchair Rugby Canada Announces Team for the 2018 Canada Cup

Wheelchair Rugby Canada is proud to announce the 12 athletes selected to Team Canada for the 2018 Canada Cup in Richmond, BC from June 14-17.

The Canadian roster features seven Paralympians who represented Canada at Rio 2016 in Cody Caldwell (Peterborough, Ont.), Patrice Dagenais (Embrun, Ont.) Trevor Hirschfield (Parksville, B.C.), Fabien Lavoie (Quebec City, Que.), Travis Murao (Toronto, Ont.), Patrice Simard (Quebec City, Que.) and Mike Whitehead (Windsor, Ont.).

While five athletes will be making their Canada Cup debuts in Matt Debly (Windsor, Ont.), Anthony Letourneau (Boisbriand, Que.), Eric Rodrigues (Mississauga, Ont.), Shayne Smith (Toronto, Ont.) and Branden Troutman (Edmonton, Alta.)

The athletes nominated to the Canadian National Wheelchair Rugby Team are as follows:

Cody Caldwell (Peterborough, Ont.)
Patrice Dagenais (Embrun, Ont.)
Matt Debly (Windsor, Ont.)
Trevor Hirschfield (Parksville, B.C.)
Fabien Lavoie (Québec City, Que.)
Anthony Letourneau (Boisbriand, Que.)
Travis Murao (Toronto, Ont.)
Eric Rodrigues (Mississauga, Ont.)
Patrice Simard (Quebec City, Que.)
Shayne Smith (Toronto, Ont.)
Branden Troutman (Edmonton, Alta.)
Mike Whitehead (Windsor, Ont.).

The 2018 Canada Cup will pit Canada against five of the world’s best wheelchair rugby teams in Australia, the United States, Japan, Sweden and Denmark. It will provide the team with a golden opportunity to gain some invaluable experience and insight going into the 2018 World Championships in August.

For more information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE

Team Canada’s Schedule at the Canada Cup

Thursday June 14: 5:00 vs. Sweden

Friday June 15: 9:30am vs. Denmark, 7:30pm vs Japan

Saturday June 16: 11:00am vs USA, 5:00pm vs Australia

Sunday June 17: TBD

For the complete tournament schedule CLICK HERE

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Ben Parker-Jones
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association
Tel : 613-523-0004
Email : ben@cwsa.ca