Earlier today, the Canadian men’s national sledge hockey team for the World Sledge Hockey Challenge was named. It includes Adam Dixon, Anthony Gale, Ben Delaney, Brad Bowden, Bryan Sholomicki, Chris Cederstrand, Corbin Watson, Derek Whitson, Dominic Larocque, Greg Westlake, James Gemmell, Kevin Rempel, Kevin Sorley, Kieran Block, Marc Dorion, Steve Arsenault, and Tyler McGregor.
The team is stacked with eleven players from Ontario. Alberta is represented by three players: defensemen Block and Arsenault, and forward Cederstrand. There is only one player from Quebec, goalkeeper Larocque. 34-year-old defensemen Gemmell is the only player on the squad from British Colombia. 200 lb Winnipeg native Sholomicki is the only player from Manitoba. Forwards Cederstrand and Sholomicki are the only new members to join the squad from the 2014 Winter Paralympic team.
The World Sledge Hockey Challenge is scheduled to get underway next Sunday and run until February 7 at the Leduc Recreation Centre in Leduc, Alberta.