Andy's Blog: 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships - Day 11

Canada beats USA!  That’s right – we took it to the Americans and beat them in OT 59-56.  An amazing, fast game that had few mistakes from either side!  Two lines carried for Canada with the 3.5 / 2.5 /1/1 (Zak/Ian/Trevor/Patrice Dagenais) carrying the bulk of the load. The preparation was perfect and the belief from the team was evident throughout the game. Despite being down by 2 points for most of the game, we made a strong rally as the Americans tired.  Mike Whitehead and Garett Hickling came on in the last minute of overtime to chew up the clock once the Americans committed a foul with 30 seconds left in the game. 

But, the game is over, and the celebration has turned towards our preparation for the Gold Medal against Japan or Australia.  We ae expecting Australia and we will prepare as well for them as we did against the Americans.  Our memory is still strong from the big defeat at the Paralympics and we will fight hard to change that this time around.