In light of the global health crisis resulting from COVID 19, the 2020 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament will not be held June 16 – 22 as originally scheduled. The Organizing Committee is currently investigating the possibility of postponing the event to a future date when it is deemed safe for athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers to travel and to gather. We sincerely apologize for the impact that this will have on teams that had hoped to attend, however the health and safety of our global community must take priority at this time.
The Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament returns to the Richmond Olympic Oval from June 19-21, 2020.
Due to the timing of the IWRF 2020 Paralympic Qualification Tournament, the Organizing Committee has extended the registration deadline to ensure fairness for al teams considering entering the 2020 Canada Cup.
The new first entry deadline is Friday, March 13 and the final deadline is Friday, April 3.
The United States are the 2018 Canada Cup champions after beating Japan 56-53 in the gold medal game.
This marks the sixth title in six appearances at the Canada Cup for Team USA who went a perfect 6-0 in this year's tournament.
The final started off tight and the score was tied at 13 at the end of the first quarter, but the tide started to turn in the second.
The Americans ramped forced several turnovers made Japan burn three timeouts by halftime, which they entered with a three-try lead courtesy of an Aoki try with 0.1 seconds left in the first half.
The second day of the 2018 Canada Cup saw many close games, as the hosts got a win in front of a full house, the Americans pulled ahead from the pack and Australia and Denmark both earned their first wins.
Game #4 Canada vs Denmark
With over 300 screaming fans in attendance from James Gilmore Elementary School, the hosts from Team Canada won their second match of the tournament 58-51 over Denmark and introduced a new generation to wheelchair rugby.
The first day of the Canada Cup featured plenty of exciting tries, big hits and an upset in overtime. Here’s our recap of Day 1.
Game #1 Canada Vs Sweden
The hosts started their 2018 Canada Cup campaign with a come-from behind win over Sweden in front of an energetic crowd at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
The 2018 Canada Cup tips-off this evening with all six teams in action. Here’s our preview of what promises to be an exciting opening day.
Game #1 Canada vs Sweden
The hosts open the competition against 6th ranked Sweden at 5pm. These two teams have played a number of close games over the past few years and both sides include a mix of new and returning players.
This year’s Canada Cup features a number of new faces eager to make their mark on the prestigious tournament. Here are 5 to look out for ahead of the action in Richmond.
Jake Daily 2.5 USA
Jake Daily makes his Canada Cup debut after a solid 2017 season that saw the young 2.5 contribute to gold-medal winning teams at the 2017 IWRF Americas Championship and 2018 King Power Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations. He continues the Americans’ history of producing midpoint players that combine size and speed.
In 2 weeks, the Richmond Olympic Oval will host the world's best wheelchair rugby players.
Here are 6 key players (one from each team) to look out for before the competition starts.
Australia: #3 Ryley Batt (3.5)
Ryley Batt is arguably the world’s best wheelchair rugby player. He made his debut for Australia as a 14-year-old in 2003 and has been the sport’s most dominant player of the decade. He possesses a lethal combination of speed and power that is difficult for any opposing team to stop.
BC Wheelchair Sports is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2018 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.
From June 14-17, six of the world’s best wheelchair rugby teams will battle at the Richmond Olympic Oval for the 8th Canada Cup- the final international wheelchair rugby tournament before August’s World Championships in Sydney, Australia.
The exciting wheel-to-wheel action tips-off the evening of June 14 with the hosts - 3rd-ranked Team Canada taking on 6th-ranked Sweden at 5:00pm
(Vancouver, BC) Six of the world’s best wheelchair rugby teams are coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval from June 14-17 for the 8th Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.
Team Canada will host international rivals including defending Paralympic and world champions Australia, five-time Canada Cup champion and reigning Paralympic silver medalists United States of America and 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist Japan. Rounding out the field are European powers Sweden and Denmark.