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Canadian men’s team announced for 2015 Americas Wheelchair Basketball Challenge

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With the  2015 Americas Wheelchair Basketball Challenge  having been organized as a warmup event for the upcoming Para Panamerican Games, Team Canada has announced the roster of players they plan to have competing at the event scheduled to get underway on March 22.  It includes Deion Green, Liam Hickey, Bo Hedges, Vincent Dallaire, Peter Won, Adam Lancia, Abdi Dini, Chad Jassman, Nik Goncin, Jonathan Vermette, Tyler Miller, and David Eng.  They will be coached by Jerry Tonello.



About half the squad is composed of returning Paralympic gold medal winning veterans, including Wonowon, British Colombia native Hedges, Scarborough, Ontario natives Lancia and Dini, Calgary, Alberta local Jassman, Kitchener, Ontario hometown player Kitchener, and Montreal based Eng.


The team’s newer players have been drawn from across Canada, including British Colombia’s Green, Newfoundland’s Hickey, Quebec’s Dallaire and Vermette, and Saskatchewan’s Goncin. Only head coach Tonello is a Toronto native. Hickey comes to the team after representing Prince Edwards Island at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, where he was one of the leaders on his team in scoring


Canada’s men are scheduled to play teams from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and the United States.


Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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