Canada

2015 was a golden year for Team Canada. Not only did the team win gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, but it shot to #1 in the rankings with another gold medal win at the 2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge. Led by 2014 World Championship MVP Zak Madell and All Star Trevor Hirschfield, Canada is looking to extend its winning streak at the Canada Cup and the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Team Staff

Kevin Orr -- Head Coach
Cathy Cadieux -- Team Staff (Support)
Patrick Cote -- Team Staff (Support)
Bruce Pinel -- Team Staff (Support)
Andy Van Neutegem -- Team Leader
Nancy Wong -- Team Staff (Support)
Marnie McRoberts -- Team Staff (Support)
Bobby Hirschfield-- Team Staff (Support)
Thomas Zochowski-- Team Staff (Support)
Melissa Lacroix-- Team Staff (Support)
 

Team Highlights

  • 1996: 2nd – Paralympics, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 1998: 3rd – World Ch., Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 2000: 4th – Paralympics, Sydney, AUS
  • 2002: 1st – World Ch., Gothenburg, SWE
  • 2004: 2nd – Paralympics, Athens, GRE
  • 2006: 3rd – World Ch., Christchurch, NZL
  • 2008: 3rd – Paralympics, Beijing, CHN
  • 2010: 5th – World Championships, Richmond, CAN
  • 2012: 2nd - Paralympics, London, UK
  • 2014: 2nd - World Championships, DK
    2015: 1st - BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, London, UK

Team Roster

Miranda Biletski

Class: 1.0
Hometown: Regina, SK
Residence: Regina, SK
Fun Fact:
Is currently the only woman on Team Canada.

Cody Caldwell

Age: 24
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Cavan, ON

Ian Chan

Class: 2.5
Hometown: Richmond, BC
Fun Fact:
Was the subject of the documentary Can't Stop, Won't Stop.

Patrice Dagenais

Age: 28
Class: 1.0
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Residence: Embrun, ON
Fun Fact:
Has a degree in Business Marketing.

Byron Green

Class: 1.0
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Fun Fact:
Byron also works as an engineer.

Trevor Hirschfield, Co-Captain

Class: 1.0
Hometown: Parksville, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Fun Fact:
His nickname is T-Bone.

#11: Fabien Lavoie

Class: 3.0

Zak Madell

Class: 3.5
Hometown: Okotoks, AB
Fun Fact:
Zak likes to cross-train in wheelchair basketball.

Travis Murao

Age: 30
Class: 2.0

Patrice Simard

Class: 1.5
Hometown: Alma, QC
Residence: Quebec City, QC
Fun Fact:
Was featured in a Canadian Paralympic Committee ad campaign.

Mike Whitehead

Class: 3.5

David Willsie

Class: 2.0
Hometown: Dorchester, ON
Residence: Dorchester, ON