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Andy's Blog: Final Day in Australia

The final game against Australia started extremely well with both teams trading blows and causing turnovers.  At halftime both teams were even, but Australia took advantage of our ball-handling errors to squeeze out a 64-58 score.  The game was high-paced and there was a lot of attackin

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Andy's Blog: Our Down Under Tour Part 2

Canada went 7 wins and 0 losses to win the Fierce Four Tournament in Melbourne.  The final against New South Wales proved to be an exciting match as Ryley Batt went head-to-head with a number of different line-ups for Canada.  Canada outlasted NSW with a 61-58 score.  The game was

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

Game Day!  The gold Medal Match is where we wanted to be on the final day.  As the saying goes, ’you have to be in it to win it!’  Last night, the players and staff returned to our hotel, on the same bus as the Americans (we acted with class!) and got in a great recovery session.&n

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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.

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Andy's Blog: 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships - Day 10

Phew!  What a day!  While most of Canada was sleeping your team was gutting out a double overtime win, 59-58, against Great Britain.  It had all the excitement you could ask for with Canada coming close on two occasions to close out the game, but turned the ball over once, and had

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Andy's Blog: 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships - Day 9

Two games completed and two wins towards the Gold Medal.  Our first game was a great start to the tournament.  Denmark played very strong, no doubt bolstered by their strong performance against Belgium.  We were able to play our rotations and settle into the tournament with a stron

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