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Roster Announced for 2022 Para Hockey Cup

Ten Paralympic silver medalists to wear Maple Leaf in return to East Coast

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November 23, 2022
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CALGARY, Alta. – With less than a week until the puck drops at the 2022 Para Hockey Cup, Hockey Canada has announced Canada’s National Para Hockey Team for the event, Nov. 27–Dec. 3 at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater, N.S.

Two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 11 forwards were selected by head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont./York University, OUA), Marshall Starkman (Thornhill, Ont.), manager of hockey operations, and Tyler Dietrich (West Vancouver, B.C.), director of men’s national teams. Assistant coaches Mike Foligno (Sudbury, Ont.) and Mike Fountain (Gravenhurst, Ont.) also provided input.

“We are excited to bring this group to Bridgewater to represent Canada on home soil,” said Herrington. “Our players have been learning as a group what it takes to become Team Canada since our first day together and we want to build off a solid performance in Ostrava in September. To be coming home to play in Nova Scotia is going to be a great experience. The fans and the community have proven in our previous visits to Bridgewater to be avid supporters of the Para program and we can’t wait to get on the ice.”

The roster includes 17 players who won a silver medal at the International Para Hockey Cup in September (Armstrong, Auclair, Boily, Cozzolino, Crane, Dunn, Halbert, Henry, Hickey, Huneault, Jacobs-Webb, Kovacevich, Lavin, LeBlanc, Lelievre, McGregor, Smith), as well as three players that did not participate in Ostrava (Dixon, Larocque, Pellizzari). It also includes 10 players who won a silver medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, China (Armstrong, Crane, Dixon, Dunn, Hickey, Henry, Jacobs-Webb, Larocque, Lavin, McGregor).

Canada’s National Para Hockey Team will open the 2022 Para Hockey Cup against Italy on Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. AT. It will also take on Czechia on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. AT and its cross-border rival, the United States, on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. AT to round out preliminary-round action. The tournament schedule wraps up on Dec. 3 with the bronze and gold medal games at 12 p.m. AT and 4 p.m. AT, respectively.

TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast the gold medal game on Dec. 3; please check local listings for details. All other tournament games are available via livestream at HockeyCanada.ca.

Fans looking to secure their seat for the 2022 Para Hockey Cup can purchase a full-event ticket package now at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets. The package includes one ticket to all 10 games, including both medal games, for as low as $74.74 plus fees for youth and $91.99 plus fees for adults.

The Para Hockey Cup returns for the first time since 2019 after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was last hosted in Paradise, N.L., and makes its return to Bridgewater for the first time since 2017.

For more information on Hockey Canada, the 2022 Para Hockey Cup and Canada’s National Para Hockey Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow through social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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