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Canada Claims First 2016 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament Victory Over Sweden

(Richmond, BC – June 23rd) Team Canada claimed a 54-44 win over Sweden today to kick off its 2016 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament campaign.

Though Canada started strong, Sweden brought the game back to a 26-26 tie at halftime. To start the third, Coach Orr subbed in Zak Madell, Miranda Biletski, Mike Whitehead and Trevor Hirschfield. The lineup quickly forced four turnovers to build a lead. Canada never looked back, finishing the game with a double-digit lead.

Schedule and Teams Announced for the 2016 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

(Richmond, BC – May  9) BC Wheelchair Sports Association is proud to announce the teams selected to attend the 2016 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, along with the event schedule and ticket information. 

Canada Cup will take place from June 23 – 26 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. It is the last stop for teams before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Canada to Play for Gold Against Australia at the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

(Richmond, BC) -- It took every ounce of their home-court advantage and the clutch play by veteran David Willsie (Dorchester, ON), but Team Canada came back from behind to beat Great Britain in the final seconds of the semi-final game and advance to the gold medal game against Australia.

Team Canada Undefeated After First Day of the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

(Richmond, BC) – After the first day of the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, Team Canada is undefeated and will head into semi-final action tomorrow. Canada beat Denmark 62-47 and New Zealand 62-45 in front of large crowds at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

“Everyone on the team played valuable minutes,” said Team Canada Head Coach Kevin Orr after the game. “Today we made some important first steps towards our goal of winning gold at Canada Cup and ultimately at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.”

Canada’s Youngest Wheelchair Rugby Player to Meet His Heroes at the Canada Cup Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

(Richmond, BC) – Eleven-year-old Josh Dyck is no stranger to setting Canadian records. At age 3, a car accident left him a quadriplegic, making him the youngest person in Canadian history to survive a spinal cord injury of that level. This weekend, however, Josh will be recognized for setting a more positive record. At the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, Josh will be formally named Canada’s youngest wheelchair rugby player.

Top Wheelchair Rugby Teams Gear Up for the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

(Richmond, BC) – In just 10 days, eight of the top wheelchair rugby teams in the world will converge on the Richmond Olympic Oval for the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. Canada Cup, which runs from June 19-21, is the most elite wheelchair rugby tournament outside of the Paralympics or World Championships.

This year, the tournament’s result will determine seeding for the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.

Official Schedule And Ticket Sales Site Launched for the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

(Richmond, BC) – Tournament organizers announced both the official schedule and the launch of the ticket sales site for the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament today. Eight of the top teams in the world with battle at the Richmond Olympic Oval from June 19-21 to determine international ranking for the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.

Canada and Japan to Face off in Wheelchair Rugby Demo Match at the Richmond Olympic Oval

(Richmond, BC) – Team Canada will face off against the Team Japan during a demonstration wheelchair rugby game at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Friday, May 9th. Members of the media and the public are invited to come watch these two great murderball nations battle against one another as they prepare for the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. Entry is free.

The game is a test match for the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, which will take place from June 19-21 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Eight of the Top Wheelchair Rugby Nations to Compete at the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

(Vancouver, BC) – BC Wheelchair Sports Association formally announced today the list of teams attending the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. The Canada Cup, which is considered one of the most prestigious wheelchair rugby tournaments in the world, will take place from June 19-21 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The teams attending will be:

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