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Canada sent people to compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They are competing in para-Nordic skiing, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling. 10 men and 4 women are participating in para-Nordic skiing. The team has 10 skiers, and 2 guide skiers. Canada, Norway, Italy and Sweden are in Group A for the sledge hockey competition.

Team

The country has the second largest team among all nations. It has 55 people. The team also includes 16 coaches and 26 support staff. James Anseeuw is the oldest member of the team. He was 58 years old. James Dunn is the youngest member of the team. He was 27 years old.

The table below contains the list of members of people (called "Team Canada") that will be participating in the 2018 Games.

Team Canada
Name Sports Gender Classification Events ref
Mark Arendz para-Nordic skiing male LW6 biathlon
Rob Armstrong sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Steve Arsenault sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Yves Bourque para-Nordic skiing female
Collin Cameron para-Nordic skiing male
Dominic Cozzolino sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Ben Delaney sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Adam Dixon sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
James Dunn sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Sébastien Fortier para-Nordic skiing male
James Gemmell sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Andrew Genge para-snowboarding male
Sandrine Hamel para-snowboarding
Tyrone Henry sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Ethan Hess para-Nordic skiing male
Liam Hickey sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Brittany Hudak para-Nordic skiing female
Mollie Jepsen para-alpine skiing female
Chris Klebl para-Nordic skiing male
Russell Kennedy para-Nordic skiing male guide skier
Dominic Larocque sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
John Leslie para-snowboarding male
Tyler McGregor sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Brian McKeever para-Nordic skiing male
Alex Massie para-snowboarding
Curt Minard para-snowboarding male
Graham Nishikawa para-Nordic skiing male guide skier
Cindy Ouellet para-Nordic skiing female
Michelle Salt para-snowboarding female
Bryan Sholomicki sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Corbyn Smith sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Corbin Watson sledge hockey male sledge hockey minimum disability open class mixed team
Natalie Wilkie para-Nordic skiing female
Derek Zaplotinsky para-Nordic skiing male
Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 7 5 12
Biathlon / Cross-country skiing 10 4 14
Para ice hockey 17 0 17
Snowboarding 5 2 7
Wheelchair curling 3 2 5
Total 42 13 55

Canada had several people going to the Games as part of their team. These were coaches, referees and sports officials. Ken Babey went to the Games as the coach of the sledge hockey team.

Medalists

Para-alpine skiing

Schedule and training

Skiers had training runs for the downhill race on 7 March. Their practice runs in the downhill on 8 and 9 March were cancelled.

The first event on the para-alpine program was the downhill. It started on 10 March, running from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The second event on the program was Super-G. All skiers will raced between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM on 11 March. The super combined takes place on 13 March. The Super-G part of the event is in the morning. The slalom part is in the afternoon. The slalom event gets underway on 14 March and conclude on 15 March. Women and men both race during the same sessions in the morning. The afternoon sessions start with the women doing their second run. Then the men go.The last para-alpine skiing race of the 2018 Games is the giant slalom. It takes place on 17 - 18 March.  Men and women both race at the same time in the morning sessions.  Women race first in the afternoon sessions, with the men racing a half hour after they end.

Results

Marie Bochet from France won gold in the women's downhill standing.  Andrea Rothfuss from Germany won silver.  Mollie Jepsen from Canada won bronze. Mac Marcoux won gold in the men's visually impaired downhill race.  Jakub Krako of Slovakia won silver.  Giacomo Bertagnolli of Italy won bronze. In the women's Super-G standing race, Marie Bochet of France won gold, Andrea Rothfuss of Germany won silver, and Alana Ramsay of Canada won bronze. In the men's Super-G sitting race, Kurt Oatway of Canada won gold, Andrew Kurka of the United States won silver, and Frederic Francois of France won bronze.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alex Cairns Giant slalom, sitting
Slalom, sitting
Alexis Guimond Combined, standing
Downhill, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:27.09 4
Giant slalom, standing
Slalom, standing
Super-G, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:28.01 4
Braydon Luscombe Combined, standing
Downhill, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A DNF
Giant slalom, standing
Slalom, standing
Super-G, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:29.39 8
Mac MarcouxGuide: Jack Leitch Combined, visually impaired
Downhill, visually impaired|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:23.93 1
Giant slalom, visually impaired
Slalom, visually impaired
Super-G, visually impaired|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A DNF
Kurt Oatway Combined, sitting
Downhill, sitting|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:27.50 8
Giant slalom, sitting
Slalom, sitting
Super-G, sitting|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:25.83 1
Kirk Schornstein Combined, standing
Downhill, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:28.53 6
Giant slalom, standing
Slalom, standing
Super-G, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:29.28 7
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mollie Jepsen Combined, standing
Downhill, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:34.60 3
Giant slalom, standing
Slalom, standing
Super-G, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:36.22 4
Erin Latimer Combined, standing
Downhill, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:38.87 6
Giant slalom, standing
Slalom, standing
Super-G, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:43.13 9
Mel Pemble Combined, standing
Downhill, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:42.22 9
Giant slalom, standing
Slalom, standing
Super-G, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:44.63 11
Alana Ramsay Combined, standing
Downhill, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:35.21 4
Giant slalom, standing
Slalom, standing
Super-G, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1:35.20 3
Frédérique Turgeon Combined, standing
Downhill, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A DNF
Giant slalom, standing
Slalom, standing
Super-G, standing|colspan=4 style="background: #ececec; color: grey; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A DNF

Para-Nordic skiing

10 men and 4 women are part of Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. The team has 10 skiers, and 2 guide skiers.

Skiers

Brian McKeever is part of the team, along with his guide skiers Graham Nishikawa and Russell Kennedy. Kennedy competed in Nordic skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Mark Arendz will be 27 years old in Pyeongchang. He competed at the 2014 Winter Paralympics, and he won a silver medal in the men´s sprint and a bronze medal in the men's middle distance standing. Chris Klebl was at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, where he won a gold medal the men’s 10-kilometre sit ski race. Cindy Ouellet has been part of Team Canada at the Summer Paralympics, where she played wheelchair basketball. She started going to ski races a year before the 2018 Winter Games. When she was a 12-year-old, Ouellet got bone cancer. She has a disability because of the bone cancer. Before she got bone cancer, Ouellet was an alpine skier. She had dreams of going to the Winter Olympics.

The 2018 Games were the first Games for Collin Cameron and Emily Young. Young was a wrestler before doing para-Nordic skiing.

Canadian Nordic Skiers
Name Hometown Age ref
Mark Arendz Hartsville, Prince Edward Island 27
Yves Bourque Bécancour, Quebec
Collin Cameron Sudbury, Ontario
Sébastien Fortier Quebec City, Quebec
Ethan Hess Pemberton, British Columbia
Brittany Hudak Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Russell Kennedy Canmore, Alberta
Chris Klebl Canmore, Alberta
Brian McKeever Canmore, Alberta
Graham Nishikawa Whitehorse, Yukon
Cindy Ouellet Quebec City, Quebec
Natalie Wilkie Salmon Arm, British Columbia 16
Derek Zaplotinsky Smokey Lake, Alberta

Schedule and results

On 12 March, the 15 km race takes place, with standing and vision impaired women starting at 10:00 PM. Thee sprint classic qualification takes place on 14 March from 10:00 AM - 11:25 AM for both men and women in all classes. It is followed in the afternoon by the semifinals and finals.  The classic race takes place on 17 March. The standing and visually impaired women's race takes place from 10:00 AM - 12:30.

Biathlon

In the men's 7.5 km sitting event, Daniel Cnossen of the United States won gold, Dzmitry Loban of Belarus won silver and Collin Cameron of Canada won bronze. In the men's 7.5 km standing race,  Benjamin Daviet of France won gold, Mark Arendz won silver and Ihor Reptyukh of Ukraine won bronze.

Athlete Events Final
Real Time Calculated Time Missed Shots Result Rank
Mark Arendz 7.5 km, standing 19:24.1 18:25.9 0+0 18:25.9 2
12.5 km, standing
15 km, standing
Collin Cameron 7.5 km, sitting 24:59.0 23:59.0 0+1 23:59.0 3
12.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting
Sébastien Fortier 12.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting
Derek Zaplotinsky 7.5 km, sitting 28:06.4 25:17.8 0+1 25:17.8 9
12.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting
Athlete Events Final
Real Time Calculated Time Missed Shots Result Rank
Brittany Hudak 6 km, standing 20:11.0 19:22.6 1+1 19:22.6 8
10 km, standing
12.5 km, standing
Emily Young 6 km, standing 20:08.6 19:08.2 0+1 19:08.2 7
10 km, standing
12.5 km, standing

Cross country skiing

Athlete Event Final
Real Time Result Rank
Mark Arendz 10 km classic, standing
20 km free, standing
Yves Bourque 7.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting 55:52.9 52:31.7 25
Collin Cameron 7.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting 45:30.1 43:40.9 5
Sébastien Fortier 7.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting 48:22.1 46:26.0 18
Ethan Hess 7.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting 52:14.6 52:14.6 24
Christopher Klebl 7.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting 46:42.1 43:54.0 8
Brian McKeever

Guides: Russell Kennedy, Graham Nishikawa

10 km classic, visually impaired
20 km free, visually impaired
Derek Zaplotinsky 7.5 km, sitting
15 km, sitting 48:57.4 44:03.7 9
Athlete Event Final
Real Time Result Rank
Brittany Hudak 7.5 km classic, standing
15 km free, standing
Cindy Ouellet 5 km, sitting
12 km, sitting 51:28.2 49:24.7 18
Natalie Wilkie 7.5 km classic, standing
15 km free, standing
Emily Young 7.5 km classic, standing
15 km free, standing
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Real Time Result Rank Result Rank Real Time Result Rank
Mark Arendz 1.5 km sprint classic, standing
Yves Bourque 1.1 km sprint, sitting
Collin Cameron 1.1 km sprint, sitting
Sébastien Fortier 1.1 km sprint, sitting
Ethan Hess 1.1 km sprint, sitting
Christopher Klebl 1.1 km sprint, sitting
Brian McKeever

Guides: Russell Kennedy, Graham Nishikawa

1.5 km sprint classic, visually impaired
Derek Zaplotinsky 1.1 km sprint, sitting
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Real Time Result Rank Result Rank Real Time Result Rank
Brittany Hudak 1.5 km sprint classic, standing
Cindy Ouellet 1.1 km sprint, sitting
Natalie Wilkie 1.5 km sprint classic, standing
Emily Young 1.5 km sprint classic, standing

Para-snowboarding

Snowboarders

On February 21, 2018, Canada Snowboard announced the nominations of 7 athletes (five men and two women) to Team Canada.

Results

Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrew Genge Snowboard banked slalom, SB-UL
Snowboard cross, SB-UL
John Leslie Snowboard banked slalom, SB-LL2
Snowboard cross, SB-LL2
Colton Liddle Snowboard banked slalom, SB-LL2
Snowboard cross, SB-LL2
Alex Massie Snowboard banked slalom, SB-LL2
Snowboard cross, SB-LL2
Curt Minard Snowboard banked slalom, SB-UL
Snowboard cross, SB-UL
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sandrine Hamel Snowboard banked slalom, SB-LL2
Snowboard cross, SB-LL2
Michelle Salt Snowboard banked slalom, SB-LL1
Snowboard cross, SB-LL1

Sledge hockey

History

Canada finished in the first four at the 2017 Sledge Hockey World Championships.  This was why they could compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. Canada played in the 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in December in Charlottetown, Canada.

The sledge hockey team went to South Korea after winning bronze at the 2014 Winter Paralympics. Canada went to Pyeongchang wanting to win a gold medal. Their biggest competitor was thought to be the United States. The United States was going to the 2018 Winter Paralympics looking to win their third consecutive Paralympic gold, having claimed gold at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Paralympics. In comparison, Canada had won three consecutive gold medals at the World Championships, with their most recent gold at the 2017 World Championships A-Pool.

Roster

The coach for the 2018 Games is Ken Babey. He said choosing the 17 players for the team was very hard.

Roster
Name Position Jersey number Hometown Previous Games ref
Rob Armstrong defenceman 6 Erin, Ontario
Steve Arsenault defenceman 14 Spruce Grove, Alberta 2014
Dominic Cozzolino forward 19 Mississauga, Ontario
Ben Delaney forward 10 Ottawa 2014
Adam Dixon defenceman 11 Midland, Ontario 2014
James Dunn forward 4 Wallacetown, Ontario
James Gemmell defenceman 25 Quesnel, B.C. 2014
Tyrone Henry defenceman 5 Ottawa
Liam Hickey forward 23 St. John's, N.L
Dominic Larocque goaltender 31 Quebec City 2014
Tyler McGregor forward 8 Forest, Ontario 2014
Bryan Sholomicki forward 20 Winnipeg
Corbyn Smith forward 9 Monkton, Ontario
Corbin Watson goaltender 30 Kingsville, Ontario 2014

Schedule and results

Canada, Norway, Italy and Sweden were in Group A for the sledge hockey competition. Canada plays against Sweden on 10 March. They play against Italy on 11 March. They play against Norway on 12 March.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Canada Canada 1 1 0 0 0 17 0 +17 3
Italy Italy
Norway Norway
Sweden Sweden
March 10, 2018
19:00 KST
Canada Canada 19:00 KST Sweden Sweden Gangneung Hockey Centre
March 11, 2018
19:00 KST
Canada Canada 19:00 KST Italy Italy Gangneung Hockey Centre
March 12, 2018
15:30 MSK
Canada Canada 15:30 MSK Norway Norway Gangneung Hockey Centre

Wheelchair curling

Wheelchair curling starts on 10 March. Canada plays against Sweden on 11 March.

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Mark Ideson

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Switzerland SUI

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Norway NOR

W 10–1

Sweden SWE

W 8–4

South Korea KOR United Kingdom GBR People's Republic of China CHN United States USA NPA Slovakia SVK Germany GER Finland FIN
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