Ottawa, March 10, 2022 – Wheelchair Rugby Canada completes Day 2 with a win over Argentina, extending their record to 3-0; the final score was 64 to 23. Canada took an early 19-7 lead in the first quarter and continued to dominate the remainder of the match. Canada looks to wrap up its preliminary schedule tomorrow with two games scheduled, against USA and Chile.
“We just rolled lines, and everyone got some good minutes. It’s good that everyone got a chance to play”, said Shayne Smith.
Game 4 will have Team Canada play the #1 ranked USA Team tomorrow morning. Canada seeks redemption against the undefeated American Squad. The last time these opponents played was at the Tokyo Paralympics in August; Canada had narrowly lost 54-58.
“I think us, and the USA is always a good game, it’s a hard-fought game, its one that we all are really looking forward to it and I know the U.S. is, as well,” continued Smith.
Canada is scheduled to play Team USA tomorrow morning at 9:30am EST, 6:30am PAC.
Dave Willsie on Team’s anticipation to play the United States: “It’s fun. Canada and the U.S.A, the history going back to 1978, you do not need to tell these guys much…We want to prove that we are elite, and there’s only one way to do that, and that’s to beat the ‘big dogs.”
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