Friday, July 20, 2018
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Howich skating at National Deaflympics camp

By Ken Zaharia

Canada Deaf Ice HockeyRyan Howich is currently beating the summer heat, plying his considerable hockey skills on the ice at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

Howich, 19, is one of 29 players invited to attend the Canadian National Deaflympics men's hockey team selection camp running in Toronto from Friday to Sunday. Howich is one of 10 defencemen invited to the camp which also features two exhibition games against the United States Deaflympics team.

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Source: Campbell River Courier-Islander

Lum top keeper at deaf hockey championship

By Don Fennell

B.C. Rockies were winless in three tries at the 2014 Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Championship over the weekend. But they left Mississauga on Tuesday with a major victory nonetheless.

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Source: Richmond Review

Tough competition at deaf hockey championship

By Iain Colpitts

MISSISSAUGA — As someone who has been on Canada's Deaflympic hockey team before, Matthew Sheffield will tell you that the competition to get on the team can get pretty fierce.

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Source: Our Windsor

Elite deaf hockey players to compete in Roy Hysen Cup

By Iain Colpitts

MISSISSAUGA — Hockey teams representing all regions of Canada will be in Mississauga next weekend competing in the 10th annual Roy Hysen Cup, a tournament organized for deaf or hearing-impaired players.

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Source: Brampton Guardian

Cuddy Shark: How the dream died for Gregg Sutch

By John Cudmore

At 16, Gregg Sutch had plenty going for him as a hockey player.

A first-round draft pick into the top junior hockey league in the world in 2008.

A couple of years later, he would be selected in the NHL’s draft, a fifth-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres, the dream for countless kids playing competitive hockey.

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Canada gets ready for World Deaf Hockey Championship

Matthew Sheffield of Mississauga will be suiting up for Canada at the second World Deaf Ice Hockey Championship that begins March 30 in Helsinki, Finland.

With a roster of 20 players, Team Canada will undergo a three-day training camp at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre (the former Maple Leaf Gardens) starting Sunday.

Sheffield was recruited by Mississauga's Roy Hysen, the team’s executive team director, who founded the Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation in 1983 and the national team in 1986. Hysen says deaf hockey has changed a lot over the past three decades. Read full story.

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