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1 October 2013

Canada announces team for Americas Championship

Wheelchair Rugby Canada has announced the athletes and staff who will represent Canada at the 2013 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby Americas Championship in Birmingham, Alabama from October 14-20.


Canada will attempt to claim one of two spots at the 2014 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, which will be held in Denmark next year.


“I think we’ve struck a great balance with the team we’ve selected,” said Head Coach Kevin Orr. “Our new athletes bring a lot of energy and passion to the squad, and we’ve got our seasoned veterans anchoring the team.”


The squad consists of:
Miranda Biletski (Regina, SK)
Cody Caldwell (Cavan, ON)
Ian Chan (Richmond, BC)
Patrice Dagenais (Embrun, ON)
Byron Green (Vancouver, BC)
Garett Hickling (London, ON)
Trevor Hirschfield (Parksville, BC)
Fabien Lavoie (Quebec City, QC)
Zak Madell (Okotoks, AB)
Travis Murao (Richmond, BC)
Patrice Simard (Alma, QC)
David Willsie (London, ON)



Head Coach Kevin Orr
Glenn Burke
Cathy Cadieux
Patrick Cote
Ryan Doyle
Bobby Hirchfield
Melissa Lacroix
Bruce Pinel
Andy Van Neutegem
Nancy Wong


In addition to facing off against teams from Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia, Canada will complete against Team USA for the first time since upsetting them in an intense semi-final match at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


For more information, please contact:

Arley McNeney
CWSA Communications Manager