Canadian Sledge Hockey Team hits the ice for first practice in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, March 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's National Sledge Team held its first practice today at Shayba Arena in advance of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, to be held March 7 to 16. They begin tournament play on Sat. March 8 against Sweden.

Sledge hockey practice in Sochi photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca.

Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000AxXP0Ehd0Ak
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 1, 2014 - Team Canada Sledge Team hits the ice for their first practice before the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 2: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000upmSZ5TdKs0
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 1, 2014 - Assistant Coach Curtis Hunt and Head Coach Mike Mondin give instructions to the team during their first practice before the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 3: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I00009HKKW0rcNmw
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 1, 2014 - Benoit St-Amand from Team Canada hits the ice for the team's first practice before the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 4: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000ZFHvhzfo2Zs
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 1, 2014 - Billy Bridges from Team Canada hits the ice for the team's first practice before the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 5: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000sv_K9szIgsY
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 1, 2014 - Head Coach Mike Mondin gives instructions to the team during their first practice before the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca and create an account to be able to download high-resolution photos of Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost. It is recommended to do this now, to ensure immediate delivery of photos during Games time.

For full information about Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, please visit paralympic.ca/team-canada.

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
SOCHI Cell 011-7-925-403-3678
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

Alison Korn
Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
SOCHI Cell: 011-7-938-454-3162
akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
SOCHI cell (until March 1): 011-7-9384543179
mrichard@paralympic.ca

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