The fifth World Championships of the International Standing Amputee Hockey Federation (ISIHF) will be hosted by the Defi Sportif at Aréna Saint-Michel, 3440 Rue Jarry Est., Montreal, from April 27 to May 2.
The Canadians, four-time world champions, will play host to teams from the United States, Latvia and Finland, as well as a World team.
The World Team is composed of players from ISIHF National Member Associations, and from countries where Standing Hockey is not yet widely practiced. New players are welcome.
The sport uses International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) rules of play. A classification system (www.ISIHF.org
) is used to establish equality on the ice, keep the game exciting and allow equity for arm and leg amputees to play this sport.
For more information about participating on the World Team and official schedule contact:
Donald Wade, Canadian Amputee Hockey Committee chair