Canadian U23 Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team To Host Intra-Squad Game Prior To World Championship

Thursday, August 8, 2013

(August 7, 2013 - TORONTO, ONT.) - The Canadian Men’s U23 team, which is centralized at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus making final preparations for the upcoming Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, is inviting local media to attend an intra-squad game on Friday August 9th from 2-4pm ET where they will showcase the elite skill and athleticism that has pushed Canada into contention for a third gold medal in five competitions.

The intra-squad game is part of Canada’s final training camp prior to the 2013 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship slated for September 5-15, in Adana, Turkey. Canada won back-to-back gold medals at the tournament in 1997 and 2001.

Canadian Men’s U23 intra-squad game:

What: Canadian Men’s U23 Intra-squad Game

Who: Canadian men’s U23 roster (name/city of residence):

Aidan Love (Whitehorse, Yukon)
Jack Kosterman (Fort Langley, B.C.)
Jeremy Watts (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
Joel Watts (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
Kevin Wakeling (Cambridge, Ont.)
Liam Hickey (St. John’s, Nfld.)
Mitch Bossaer (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Philippe Vermette (Sherbrooke, Que.)
Reid Richard (Tyvan, Sask.)
Vincent Dallaire (Quebec City, Que.)
Alternate: Josh Davies (London, Ont.)

Head Coach: Steve Bialowas (Richmond Hill, Ont.)

Where: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus

When: Friday August 9, 2013 - 2-4pm ET

About Team Canada

The Canadian Junior Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team consists of the top male athletes under 23-years-of-age from across the country. They are assembled with the ultimate goal of competing in, and winning the U23 Men’s World Championships, which are held every four years. Canada hosted the inaugural tournament in 1997 and won back-to-back World Championships in 1997 and 2001.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).

Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport that has emerged as one of the most competitive and athletic sports played at the Paralympic Games. Our senior national teams are held in high esteem around the world for the elite skill and control that placed them on the podium with a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.

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