SLEDGE HOCKEY CHALLENGE COMING TO BRIDGEWATER - January 17 - 23, 2016
Article written by Peter Simpson featured in the South Shore Breaker on September 15, 2015
Shown with a sled similar to the ones that will be used at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in January, are (left to right) Kevin Benjamin, general manager of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre and co-chair of the host committee; Bill McGinnis, deputy mayor of Bridgewater; Don Downe, mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg; Joanne Cooper, chair of Events Lunenburg County; Darren Cossar, executive director of Hockey Nova Scotia; and Dave Waters, co-chair of the host committee. (Contributed)
Hockey Canada and Hockey Nova Scotia have selected Bridgewater’s Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) to host the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, from Jan. 17 to 23, a first for Nova Scotia.
Some of the world’s best high-performance athletes will be showcasing their extraordinary talents.
Canada’s national team will be joined by three other teams, to be announced later this year. The U.S., Japan, Korea, Russia and Norway are mentioned among likely candidates. The U.S. edged Russia 2-1 in overtime to win gold at this year’s challenge in Leduc, Alta., while Canada won bronze, beating Korea 4-1.