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(TORONTO, ONT.) Fifteen athletes will participate in the Senior Men’s National Team camp in Calgary at the MNP Community and Sport Centre from November 23-27, 2022, Wheelchair Basketball Canada announced.

The five-day camp will allow the athletes to build chemistry on and off the court and provide the coaching staff with an opportunity to assess future athletes for the Senior Men’s National Team. 

“This camp will provide our staff an excellent opportunity to assess talent for the upcoming 2023 season,” said Jeff Dunbrack, Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Director. “The training sessions will also allow our athletes to work on style of play for upcoming competitions.”
The 15 athletes participating are: 
Patrick Anderson (Edmonton, Alta.)
Nik Goncin (Regina, Sask.)
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.)
Kyrell Sopotyk (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Ben Hagkull (Chilliwack, B.C.)

Derek Jezewsky (Prince George, B.C.)
Blaise Mutware (Toronto, Ont.)
Collin Lalonde (St-Clet, Que.) 

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
Kacy Nishimura (Calgary, Alta.) – Physiotherapist
Joe Leszner (Thornhill, Ont.) – Mental Performance Consultant
Dylan Carter (Toronto, Ont.) – Performance Analyst
Luke Vanderheyden (Hamilton, Ont.) – Physical Preparation Specialist
Colby Hathaway (Four Falls, N.B.) – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jeff Dunback (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 


For more information, please contact:
Dhiren Mahiban
Communications & Digital Media Manager 
Wheelchair Basketball Canada