Moose Jaw is set to host the World Para Ice Hockey Championship from May 28 to June 4, as Canada welcomes the event for the first time in history.
The event holds an extra special meaning for Regina local, Kyle McDonald who will be working with the Canadian team as a Mental Performance Consultant.
“I’ve very lucky to be a part of it,” said McDonald who has travelled with Team Canada for more than five years, including to the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing.
Joining Team Canada in Group A is, Czechia, Korea, and the United States. The four elite para hockey teams will be fighting for a spot in the semifinals and the bottom two seeds will advance to the quarter-finals. The remaining two quarter-final spots will be filled by the top two teams from Group B, featuring China, Germany, Italy and Norway.
The Moose Jaw Event Centre will be the setting for all 20 games, including the gold-medal final. To accommodate and be accessible to all individuals, the Moose Jaw arena is being updated to allow easy access for the elite athletes.
It is the largest Para hockey event hosted by Canada since the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
For more information and tickets, visit Hockey Canada.