OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Hockey Canada will announce the sledge hockey players and coaches nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Team for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
|WHAT:||Sledge hockey team nomination announcement|
|WHEN & WHERE:||Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014|
|Athletes and coaches will be available nationally for interviews following announcement of nominations by media release on Sat. Jan 18 at 9:00 a.m. EST.|
|In Lloydminster, Alberta for Hockey Day in Canada: Hockey Canada CEO and President Bob Nicholson, nominated athlete, Head coach Mike Mondin.|
|In Toronto, Ont. at 7:00 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs Game: Team Canada Chef de Mission Ozzie Sawicki and three nominated athletes.|
|WHO:||Sledge hockey athletes and coaches nominated to Canadian Paralympic Team|
|Hockey Canada CEO and President Bob Nicholson|
|Team Canada chef de mission Ozzie Sawicki|
|HOW:||Media requesting interviews can arrange them through Keegan Goodrich at [email protected] or (403) 284-6484.|
PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit http://cdnparalympics.photoshelter.com and create an account to be able to download high-resolution photos of Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time.
About Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada is the governing body for hockey in Canada and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), with a membership through its 13 provincial branch associations of over 700,000 players, coaches and officials. Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that creates leading-edge hockey development programs for its members to deliver in communities across Canada, provides consistent rules and regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast, manages numerous regional, national and international hockey championships and events, and leads the operation of all teams that represent Canada in international hockey competition. Hockey Canada's mission is to "lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences." For more information, visit www.hockeycanada.ca.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
For further information:
Coordinator, Media Relations
Sr. Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243