Wheelchair Basketball Canada Announces Roster For 2014 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team

Monday, January 13, 2014

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to release the list of 12 athletes selected to the 2014 Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team that is gearing up to compete on home soil for a seventh consecutive podium finish when Canada hosts the 2014 World Championship June 20-28 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. The tournament will be the largest women’s world championship in history featuring the top 12 team in the world. Host Canada is the defending bronze medalist.

The 12 athletes named to Team Canada are: (athletes’ city of residence indicated / returning athletes denoted with a *):

Amanda Yan (Vancouver, B.C.) *
Cindy Ouellet (Quebec, Que.) *
Darda Sales (London, Ont.)
Elaine Allard (St. Eustache, Que.) *
Erica Gavel (Prince Albert, Sask.)
Katie Harnock (Elmira, Ont.) *
Jamey Jewells (Donkin, N.S.) *
Janet McLachlan (Vancouver, B.C.) *
Maude Jacques (Ste-Catherine, Que.) *
Melanie Hawtin (Oakville, Ont.)
Tamara Steeves (Mississauga, Ont.) *
Tracey Ferguson (Richmond Hill, Ont.) *

Head Coach: Bill Johnson (Winnipeg, Man.)
Assistant Coach: Michael Broughton (Toronto, Ont.)

“We are very excited with the group of athletes that will be representing Canada at the World championships this summer at home in Canada. The selection process was made challenging by the outstanding group of athletes in attendance. We have a great bunch of young athletes, in addition to a returning core of talented veterans. I feel this team will represent Canada well this year, and will be an exciting group as we work toward the 2016 Rio Paralympics gold medal,” said Team Canada Head Coach Bill Johnson.

The 2014 Team Canada roster features nine returning players and eights athletes with Paralympic experience including Tracey Ferguson, of Holland Landing, Ont., who is Canada’s most decorated player having competed in six Paralympic Games and four World Championships - winning six consecutive gold medals and two bronze medals. Five players including (Allard, Ferguson, Harnock, McLachlan, and Ouellet) were part of the Canadian team that won bronze at the last World Championship in 2010.

Three new players were named to team for the first time including (Gavel, Hawtin, and Sales).

The selections for Canada’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team came following an annual, weeklong selection camp at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that included 21 of the top players in the country.

Story from the Canadian Paralympic Committee Website | Paralympic.ca

News Category: 

Latest News

  • Tricia Smith
    April 24, 2017
    Canada’s sport community has renewed its confidence in Tricia Smith as President of the C anadian Olympic Committee ( COC ). Members of the COC Session, comprised of sport leaders, athletes and coaches, voted unanimously to give Ms. Smith a second...
  • April 20, 2017
    Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame revealed the six Athletes, one Team, and two sport “Builders” who will make up the Class of 2017. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is considered the country’s highest sporting honour and reinforces the...
  • April 18, 2017
    Canada finished sixth in the Women’s Team Pursuit on Thursday at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong. It was a disappointing result for the squad that has finished in the medals at the world championships every year since 2012,...
  • April 13, 2017
    The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame is proud to recognize Penny Oleksiak as the 2016 Syl Apps Ontario Athlete of the Year. Penny Oleksiak had a record-setting Olympic debut at Rio 2016 when she became the first Canadian athlete to win four medals at a...
  • CSIO and Canada Basketball
    April 13, 2017
    Canadian Sport Institute Ontario ( CSIO ) and Canada Basketball are pleased to announce the hiring of Sport Scientist and IST Manager, Lauren Buschmann , who will be working with Women’s Basketball based out of the Canada Basketball offices in...