Canada women's national ice sledge hockey team

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Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Maple Leaf has always appeared on the uniform since 1920.[1]
Nickname(s)Team Canada
(Équipe Canada)
AssociationIndependent
General ManagerJanice Coulter
Head coachTara Chisholm
AssistantsDerek Whitson
CaptainChristina Picton
Team colors              
IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Women's International Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2014)
Best resultSilver medal Paralympics.svg Silver: 1 – 2014

The Canada national women's ice sledge hockey team is the ice sledge hockey team representing Canada. The team participated in its first IPC-sanctioned international competition in 2014.

History[edit]

The Ontario Women's Hockey Association began to develop women's ice sledge hockey players in 2008 (at about the same time that the United States started to develop a program).[2] The Ottawa Sledge Hockey Tournament hosted the first all female demonstration ice sledge hockey game on May 5, 2007. The players were composed of a group of Canadian and American women.

Events[edit]

IPC Women's International Cup[edit]

The first ever 2014 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Women's International Cup took place from November 7–9, 2014 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The United States earned the gold medal with a 5-1 victory against Canada in the gold medal game.[4]

Funding[edit]

As the team does not receive funding under Hockey Canada, many players participate at their own expense. The national team attempts to compete in three or four events per year, with the team pooling monies raised by players, either through fundraising or out of their own pockets to participate.

Members[edit]

  • Ashley Goure established herself as an elite player at the International Jamboree in Philadelphia. In her first game against Team Europe, Goure scored a hat trick for an 8-0 win. In the second game, Goure would score a goal in a loss to the United States. On the second day of competition, Goure played in two games, a 5-0 shutout over USA, and a 4-1 triumph over Team Europe. She would score a goal in both contests.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A century of Jerseys". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2015-09-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.cksn.ca/2012/05/chathams-goure-stars-for-canada-at-first-womens-sledge-event/
  4. ^ Paralympic.org. "USA take historic women's international cup crown". Retrieved 2014-12-12.