Wheelchair Basketball Canada: Canadian Men’s National Team heads to Belgium for camp, exhibition games

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announced 13 athletes will participate in a camp and a series of exhibition games from April 5-9, 2023, in Blankenberge, Belgium. The five days in Blankenberge will see the Senior Men’s National Team participate in a mix of games and practices in preparation for the 2023 season, which includes the IWBF World Championships and the Parapan American Games. “This camp and series of games in Belgium will help our staff evaluate athletes as we prepare to announce our roster for the IWBF World Championships,” said Jeff Dunbrack, Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Director. “The games against Italy, the Netherlands, and Great Britain will allow our team to increase game reps and build team chemistry.” SMNT Game Schedule: Thursday, April 6: Canada vs Italy 1:30 p.m. ETFriday, April 7: Canada vs Netherlands 8:00 a.m. ETSaturday, April 8: Great Britain vs Canada 3:00 a.m. ET Games will be live streamed here: www.rolstoelbasketbal.euThe 13 athletes participating are: Patrick Anderson (Fergus, Ont.)Colin Higgins (Rothesay, N.B.)Reed De’Aeth (Sherwood Park, Alta.)Bo Hedges (Wonowon, B.C.)Garrett Ostepchuk (Regina, Sask.)Tyler Miller (Kitchener, Ont.)Chad Jassman (Calgary, Alta.)Vincent Dallaire (Quebec City, Que.)Lee Melymick (Toronto, Ont.)Blaise Mutware (Toronto, Ont.)Jonathan Vermette (Sherbrooke, Que.)Westley Johnston (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)Deion Green (Victoria, B.C.)CoachesMatteo Feriani (Padova, Italy) – Senior Men’s Head CoachNicolas Palmer (Laval, Que.) – Senior Men’s Assistant CoachAdditional Wheelchair Basketball Canada Support StaffDanielle de Laat (Hamilton, Ont.) – PhysiotherapistJoe Leszner (Thornhill, Ont.) – Mental Performance ConsultantDylan Carter (Toronto, Ont.) – Performance Analyst


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