Despite winning all of their preliminary games at the 2015 World Championships A-Pool, they lost in the gold-medal game to USA. However, what became apparent during the International Sledge Hockey Tournament in Turin, Italy, last December is that the Canadian defense is growing stronger, conceding only two goals throughout the tournament. If they can hold onto that, and combine it with a little more offensive power against faster teams, they will be unstoppable.
Netminder Corbin Watson was outstanding in Turin, and should continue that here. In front of him, Adam Dixon is indispensible on the blue line, while Tyler McGregor is always worth keeping an eye on.
All team previews for the 2016 Ice Sledge Hockey Pan Pacific Championships can be found here.
Buffalo 2016 will be shown live at paralympic.org/buffalo-2016 and tickets are still available.