International Competition

2019 National Team Selection Camp

A five-day selection camp was held at the Richmond Olympic Oval in March to evaluate and train the top wheelchair rugby players from across the nation.

  • Event DatesMarch 11 - 15, 2019
  • Venue / LocationRichmond Olympic Oval, BC
Team Canada Roster
  • Anthony
    Létourneau

    Boisbriand, QC

    Anthony Létourneau, who at the age of 17 became a quadriplegic as a result of a hockey accident, was introduced to wheelchair rugby in September 2014. Fol...

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    Anthony Létourneau
  • Benjamin
    Perkins

    North Augusta, ON

    Benjamin Perkins became a quadriplegic at the age of 21 when he was seriously injured in a car accident. During his recovery at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabil...

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    Benjamin Perkins
  • Branden
    Troutman

    Lloydminster, AB

    Branden Troutman, the youngest member of Team Canada, began playing wheelchair rugby in 2015 following an introduction to the sport by fellow player Zak Ma...

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    Branden Troutman
  • Byron
    Green

    Vancouver, British Columbia, BC

    Like many athletes in British Columbia, Byron Green was recruited to wheelchair rugby by the sport’s creator, Duncan Campbell. Though he initially wasn...

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    Byron Green
  • Cody
    Caldwell

    Peterborough, ON

    Cody Caldwell started his wheelchair rugby career in 2008 after becoming a quadriplegic in a diving accident in Alberta. Just a week after his accident, he...

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    Cody Caldwell
  • Eric
    Furtado-Rodrigues

    Mississauga, ON

    Eric Rodrigues-Furtado became a quadriplegic following a snowboarding accident in 2009. While recovering at a rehabilitation center in Ontario, he was intr...

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    Eric Furtado-Rodrigues
  • Fabien
    Lavoie

    Quebec City, QC

    While recovering from a spinal cord injury at a rehabilitation hospital in Quebec City, Fabien “Fab” Lavoie decided to give wheelchair rugby try. Even ...

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    Fabien Lavoie
  • Mike
    Whitehead

    Windsor, ON

    Before his spinal cord injury, Mike Whitehead was an avid multi-sport athlete who enjoyed basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer and badminton. He was intr...

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    Mike Whitehead
  • Patrice
    Dagenais

    Embrun, ON

    Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. Like many me...

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    Patrice Dagenais
  • Patrice
    Simard

    Quebec City, QC

    Paralympian Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby back in 1997, following a spinal cord injury he sustained in a car accident. Patrice’s athlet...

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    Patrice Simard
  • Shayne
    Smith

    Toronto, ON

    Shayne Smith is a firm believer that life has no limits. At the young age of four, Shayne contracted a rare form of meningitis called meningococcal septice...

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    Shayne Smith
  • Travis
    Murao

    Toronto, ON

    Travis Murao was introduced to wheelchair rugby by Duncan Campbell, one of the inventors of the sport. He started playing while still in G.F. Strong Rehabi...

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    Travis Murao
  • Trevor
    Hirschfield

    Langley, BC

    Trevor Hirschfield is the co-captain of Team Canada and is considered to be one of the best low-point players in the world. He was originally introduced to...

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    Trevor Hirschfield
  • Zak
    Madell

    Okotoks, AB

    When Zak Madell was 10, he lost his fingers and legs to a septic staph infection. After his recovery, Madell first got involved in sledge hockey, but he wa...

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    Zak Madell