The 2018 International Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, June 14th at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver. The U.S. will open the competition at 7 p.m. against Denmark and will go on to face Australia, Japan, Canada and Sweden, all of whom are currently ranked in the top 10 in the world, throughout the four days of competition with finals scheduled for Sunday, June 17th. “The Canada Cup will give us yet another opportunity to improve, ” said Coach Gumbert. “Fans can expect to see familiar faces like Aoki, Wheeler, Delagrave, and Cohn along with some new athletes that are looking to making an impact on the court.”
The Americans traveled to Vancouver coming off of a successful camp at U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A dynamic addition to the June camp was the presence of the Australia, whom the U.S. was able to square off against in several friendly games throughout the camp. “To be able to face the number one seed at worlds and be able to work developing lines two months out was a huge benefit for us, said Gumbert. “We certainly saw areas to improve and will be focusing on needed changes going into the next camp and competition.”
Details on the 2018 Canada Cup can be found on the event site. Stats and results from Canada Cup for the U.S. will be posted daily on usawr. org. Check back to usawr.org for more on ways to catch all the action from Vancouver.