(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce the list of 21 athletes invited to attend the selection camp for the 2015 Canadian Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team. The selection camp will take place from December 14-19, 2014 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough, Ont., home of the Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy.
The Senior Men’s National Team will represent Canada on home soil at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games in August, which is the qualification tournament for the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Team Canada is the reigning Paralympic gold medalist from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The athletes attending selection camp are (athletes’ city of residence indicated / athletes with Paralympic Games experience denoted with a *):
- Aaron Moseley-Williams (Winnipeg, Man.)
- Abdi Dini (Scarborough, Ont.) *
- Adam Lancia (Scarborough, Ont.) *
- Aidan Love (Whitehorse, Y.T.)
- Brandon Wagner (Burlington, Ont.)*
- Chad Jassman (Calgary, Alta.) *
- Chris Stoutenburg (Collingwood, Ont.) *
- David Eng (Montreal, Que.) *
- Deion Green (Victoria, B.C.)
- Gregg Johnstone (Regina, Sask.)
- Jack Kosterman (Langley, B.C.)
- Jonathan Vermette (Sherbrooke, Que.)
- Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.)
- Mickael Poulin (Quebec, Que.)
- Mitchell Bossaer (Saskatoon, Sask.)
- Nik Goncin (Regina, Sask.)
- Peter Won (Sylvan Lake, Alta.)
- Philippe Vermette (Sherbrooke, Que.)
- Robert “Bo” Hedges (Wonowon, B.C.) *
- Tyler Miller (Kitchener, Ont.) *
- Vincent Dallaire (Quebec, Que.)
Head Coach: Jerry Tonello (Toronto, Ont.)
Assistant Coach: Paul Bowes (London, Ont.)
Assistant Coach: Darrell Nordell (Edmonton, Alta.)
Members of the media are invited to attend practice from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Athletes will be available for brief interviews after practice until 11:20 a.m. ET.
About Team Canada
The Senior Men’s National Team went undefeated at the London 2012 Paralympics to capture their third gold medal in four Paralympic Games. It is the latest accomplishment in a sport dynasty that has placed them on the podium at four consecutive Paralympics and at five of the last six world championships.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.
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