Canada

 

Canada brings a new-look squad to this year’s Canada Cup with five players making their debut alongside established veterans like the heavy-hitting Mike Whitehead and BC’s own Trevor Hirschfield – who does a lot of work off the ball for Canada and is considered one of the best players in the world in his classification. 

History at the Canada Cup 

Canada has participated at all of the Canada Cups. They've made the podium 5 times. 

2016: 4th     2014: 3rd
2012: 2nd    2010: 2nd
2008: 3rd     2006: 3rd
2004: 2nd

Team Highlights

2016: 4th- Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015: 1st- Parapan Am Games, Toronto, Canada
2014: 2nd- World Championships, Odense, Denmark
2012: 2nd – Paralympic Games, London, Great Britain
2010: 5th - World Championships, Richmond, Canada
2008: 3rd – Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
2006: 3rd – World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
2004: 2nd – Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
2002: 1st – World Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden

Team Staff

Head Coach: Patrick Cote
Assistant Coach: David Willsie
Team Manager: Nancy Wong 
Equipment: Tim Witoski
Team Leader: Cathy Cadieux
Team Staff (Medical): Marnie McRoberts
Team Staff (Medical): Melissa Lacroix 
Team Staff (Support): Samantha Ebarta
Team Staff (Support): Meg Ritcey
Team Staff (Support): Sommer Christie
Team Staff (Support): Ben Parker-Jones
Other: JP Lavoie

 

Team Roster

Cody Caldwell

Age: 30
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Cavan, ON
On National Team Since: 2013
Club Team: London Anihilators
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Parapan Am Gold Medal game.

Patrice Dagenais

Age: 33
Class: 1.0
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Residence: Embrun, ON
Club Team: Ottawa Stingers

Matt Debly

Age: 23
Hometown: Windsor, ON
Club Team: London Anihilators

Trevor Hirschfield, Co-Captain

Age: 34
Class: 1.0
Hometown: Parksville, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Club Team: Team BC

#11: Fabien Lavoie

Age: 36
Class: 3.0
Hometown: Quebec City, QC
Club Team: Félins de Quebec

#21: Anthony Létourneau

Age: 22
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Boisbriand, QC
On National Team Since: 2017
Club Team: Montréal Machine
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Rugbymania in Prague

Travis Murao

Age: 35
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Richmond, BC
Residence: Toronto, ON
Club Team: London Anihilators

#41: Eric Rodriguez

Age: 39
Class: 0.5
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
On National Team Since: 2017
Club Team: Toronto Titans

#15: Patrice Simard

Age: 39
Class: 1.5
Hometown: Alma, QC
Residence: Quebec City, QC
On National Team Since: 1999
Club Team: Félins de Québec
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Beating the U.S. at the 2002 World Championships

#25: Shayne Smith

Age: 29
Class: 2.5
Hometown: Toronto, ON
On National Team Since: 2017

Branden Troutman

Age: 19
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Residence: Edmonton, AB
Club Team: Edmonton Steel Wheels

Mike Whitehead

Age: 42
Class: 3.5
Hometown: Windsor, ON
Club Team: Ontario Thunder