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Roster set for 2023 Para Hockey Cup

Twenty players to represent Canada in Quispamsis

November 24, 2023

CALGARY, Alberta – Hockey Canada has unveiled the 20 players who will don the Maple Leaf with Canada’s National Para Hockey Team at the 2023 Para Hockey Cup, Dec. 3-9 in Quispamsis, New Brunswick.

Two goaltenders, six defence and 12 forwards were selected by head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, ON/York University, OUA) and Marshall Starkman (Thornhill, ON), manager of hockey operations. Assistant coaches Mike Fountain (Gravenhurst, ON), Greg Ireland (Orangeville, ON) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, ON) also provided input.

“We are anticipating a high level of play at the upcoming Para Hockey Cup where we will aim to build off of our evaluation camp and International Para Hockey Cup play earlier this season,” Herrington said. “It is always exciting to have the opportunity to play in front of a home crowd and we are eager to get on the ice in front of our fans at the qplex in December.”

The roster features 12 players who won a silver medal at the 2023 International Para Hockey Cup in Ostrava, Czechia (Burnett, Cozzolino, Dunn, Halbert, Henry, Jacobs-Webb, Kingsmill, Kovacevich, LeBlanc, McGregor, Messaoudi, Smith), 12 who won a silver medal at the 2023 World Para Hockey Championship in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Armstrong, Crane, Cozzolino, Dunn, Henry, Jacobs-Webb, Kovacevich, Lavin, LeBlanc, McGregor, Messaoudi, Smith), five who won a silver medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, China (Dunn, Henry, Jacobs-Webb, Kingsmill, McGregor) and two players making their international debut (Daigle, Garrett).

Canada’s National Para Hockey Team selected its roster from the 30 players who participated in evaluation camp, Sept. 2-9 in Calgary.

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the medal games on Saturday, Dec. 9; please check local listings for details. All games are available on a pay-per-view basis at HockeyCanada.ca.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Para Hockey Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook, X and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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