Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum are the proud recipients of the Canadian Sledge Hockey Championship banner presented to them by Alberta Sledge Hockey on October 25, 2016.
Team Alberta went undefeated during the tournament where they faced off against, Quebec, Ontario and BC before facing Ontario once again in the gold medal match. Winning the game 3-1 Alberta came out on top and with the gold.
Head Coach Steve Arsenault was exceptionally proud of his players. “When we started this journey in October I think it was a shock because we went from not having a high-performance program for sledge hockey in this province to demanding one right off the bat. They played exceptionally well. I couldn’t ask for a better result.”
Tanner Fandrey, a member of Team Alberta spoke about the reaction of his coaches after that gold medal game. “Even the best players in the world are still excited to see those grassroot wins, I think that was the most awesome part of the game was to see those guys, so excited about winning the first ever National Championships.”
Fandrey was present at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum to represent the players while presenting the banner to Managing Director Donna Hateley.
About Alberta Sledge
Alberta Sledge is an organization founded by a group of volunteers and stakeholders in 2014, with the intention of bringing together elite sledge hockey players and growing the sport of sledge hockey in the province of Alberta; enabling them to achieve sporting excellence and long-term participation in the sport of sledge hockey.
Team Alberta is an annually selected group of elite players that train and develop their skills, throughout the year, while competing against other provincial teams on a national platform.
Source: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame