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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.

Wilson's hockey passion leads him to World Deaf Hockey Championship

RIVERSIDE — Hockey is by its nature an audible sport. There’s the swoosh of skates, the smack of stick on puck, the thumps of collisions along the boards, and not least the way players chirp at each other when emotions run high.

Trey Wilson has fed his passion for the sport despite never being able to hear that soundtrack. Read full story.

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