Canada

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Team Canada has medaled in eight of the nine international events in the history of the sport and is consistently ranked in the top three in the world. Their best finish—gold at the 2002 World Championships—was caught on tape in the Academy award-nominated documentary “Murderball.” Armed with a new coach and a brand new style, Team Canada will fight to reclaim the gold on home soil.

Team Highlights

  • 1995: 2nd - World Ch., Nottwil, SUI
 
  • 1996: 2nd - Paralympics, Atlanta, GA, USA
 
  • 1998: 3rd - World Ch., Toronto, ON, CAN
 
  • 2000: 4th - Paralympics, Sydney, AUS
 
  • 2002: 1st - World Ch., Gothenburg, SWE
 
  • 2004: 2nd - Paralympics, Athens, GRE
 
  • 2006: 3rd - World Ch., Christchurch, NZL
 
  • 2008: 3rd - Paralympics, Beijing, CHN

Game Schedule and Results

Game Court Date Teams Results Stats
Game 1 1 Sep. 21, 9:30 am CAN vs GBR CAN 48 - GBR 41 Download
Game 9 1 Sep. 22, 12:00 pm CAN vs FIN CAN 55 - FIN 46 Download
Game 13 1 Sep. 22, 7:00 pm CAN vs GER CAN 47 - GER 39 Download
Game 18 2 Sep. 23, 12:00 pm CAN vs SWE CAN 51 - SWE 52 Download
Game 29 1 Sep. 24, 7:00 pm USA vs CAN USA 49 - CAN 48 Download
Game 34 2 Sep. 25, 12:00 pm CAN vs POL CAN 60 - POL 38 Download
Game 40 1 Sep. 26, 11:00 am CAN vs GBR CAN 59 - GBR 54 Download

Team Roster

Miranda Biletski

Miranda Biletski
Athlete Photo
21
1.0
Assiniboia, SK
Regina, SK
2010
Was involved in competitive swimming before she was injured.

Ian Chan

Ian Chan
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#6 Co-Captain
33
3.0
Winnipeg, MB
Richmond, BC
1996
Was introduced to the sport by Duncan Campbell, who was one of the inventors of the sport.

Jason Crone

Jason Crone
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23
1.5
Owen Sound, ON
Owen Sound, ON
2007
Was a torchbearer for the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics.

Adam Frost

Adam Frost
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Assistant Coach
42
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
2005
Before Adam was an assistant coach, he was a player. He won gold at the 2002 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.

Jared Funk

Jared Funk
Athlete Photo
36
0.5
Niverville, MB
Niverville, MB
1994-95, 96-97, 02-present
Has two daughters.

Garett Hickling

Garett Hickling
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40
3.5
Kelowna, BC
Vancouver, BC
1993
Was named MVP at the first 3 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships.

Trevor Hirschfield

Trevor Hirschfield
Athlete Photo
26
1.0
Parksville, BC
Richmond, BC
2006
His nickname is T-Bone.

Fabien Lavoie

Fabien Lavoie
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29
3.0
Quebec City, QC
Quebec City, QC
2002
Is known for his fiery personality on the court.

Travis Murao

Travis Murao
Athlete Photo
27
2.0
Richmond, BC
Richmond, BC
2006
Has been blogging for the 2010WWRC. Check out his blog here: http://www.2010wwrc.com/blogs

Kevin Orr

Kevin Orr
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Coach
42
Chicago, IL
Birmingham, AL
2009
Was on the University of Illinois varsity squad for wheelchair basketball and track.

Erika Schmütz

Erika Schmütz
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37
1.5
Windsor, ON
Dunnville, ON
2005
Before playing wheelchair rugby, Erika was a competitive wheelchair fencer.

Patrice Simard

Patrice Simard
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31
1.5
Alma, QC
Quebec City, QC
1999
Is known for being able to guard the best players on the court.

Mike Whitehead

Mike Whitehead
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34
3.0
Harrow, ON
Bradenton, FL
2001
His nickname is “Whitey.”

David Willsie

David Willsie
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#14 Co-Captain
42
2.0
London, ON
1998
Before he was injured, Dave played semi-pro baseball.