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James Gemmell Nominated to Canada’s Roster for 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), announced the 17 players nominated to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, March 9-18, 2018. The team will feature one (1) player from BC, James Gemmell of Quesnel. BC.

This will be Gemmell’s second Paralympic Games after winning a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.


“It has been a long season of training, regional camps and international competition, but it has brought us to today where we can move on to the next stage with the 17 players we have chosen to represent Canada,” said head coach Ken Babey. “It was not an easy decision; our players have pushed each other all year to put us in the best possible position to win the gold medal. We’re excited to get to PyeongChang, put on the Team Canada jersey, and represent our country with pride.”

Also helping guide Team Canada will be assistant coach Luke Pierce of Merritt, BC. This is Pierce’s first season with the national team.


Canada’s Paralympic hockey team will be in search of its first gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games since sitting atop the podium in 2006, beginning with the first puck-drop against Sweden on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Paralympic hockey action opens on Friday, March 9, 2018 and closes on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. Canada is competing in Group A with Italy, Norway and Sweden.

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