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Thirteen athletes will participate in the camp at the National Training Centre

(TORONTO, ONT.) (TORONTO, ON) Wheelchair Basketball Canada announced that 13 athletes will participate in the Senior Men’s Training Camp from May 16-20, 2022, at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

The camp will provide an opportunity for on-court practices and training as Wheelchair Basketball Canada moves towards making selections for July’s Americas Cup. 

“This camp will allow our coaches and athletes to build on and off the court as we make final preparations for the 2022 season,” said Jeff Dunbrack, Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Director. “This camp will also help us evaluate talent for the upcoming America’s Cup tournament this summer.”

The athletes attending camp are: 

Ben Hagkull (Chilliwack, B.C.)
Blaise Mutware (Toronto, Ont.)
Chad Jassman (Calgary, Alta.)
Nik Goncin (Regina, Sask.)
Pat Anderson (Edmonton, Alta.)
Reed De’Aeth (Sherwood Park, Alta.)
Robert Hedges (Wonowon, B.C.)
Colin Higgins (Rothesay, N.B.)
Garrett Ostepchuk (Regina, Sask.)
Jonathan Vermette (Sherbrooke, Que.)
Lee Melymick (Toronto, Ont.)
Tyler Miller (Kitchener, Ont.)
Vincent Dallaire (Quebec City, Que.)
Westley Johnston  (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)

Coaches
Matteo Feriani (Padova, Italy) – Senior Men’s Head Coach 
Joey Johnson (Winnipeg, Man.) – Senior Men’s Assistant Coach 
Nicolas Palmer (Laval, Que.) – Senior Men’s Assistant Coach 

Additional Wheelchair Basketball Canada Support Staff
Brett Nagata (Toronto, Ont.) – Senior Men’s Athletic Therapist & WBC Lead Therapist 
Colby Hathaway (Four Falls, N.B.) – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Luke Vanderheyden (Hamilton, Ont.) – Physical Preparation Specialist 
Jeff Dunbrack (Halifax, N.S.) – High Performance Director 
Hailey Roll (Mississauga, Ont.) – High Performance Coordinator 

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to excellence in developing, supporting, and promoting wheelchair basketball programs and services from grassroots to high performance for all Canadians. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem worldwide for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information, please visit wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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Media Contact:
 
Dhiren Mahiban
Communications & Digital Media Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 416-574-6682
dmahiban@wheelchairbasketball.ca