Ashley Goure Stars For Canada At World Sledge Hockey Event

Ashley Goure Sledge Hockey

Ashley Goure, third row far left, was a leader for Canada at the first IPC World Sledge Hockey competition – Contributed Photo

Chatham’s Ashley Goure suited up and starred for Team Canada this past weekend at the first ever IPC Ice Sledge Hockey International Women’s Cup in Brampton, Ontario.

In her six games at the tournament, which featured Canada, the United States, and Team Europe, Goure had 11 goals, helping Canada to the final, where they fell 5-1 to the USA.

“I am really proud of how hard we fought and the passion that we showed,” Goure wrote following the event. “The first ever IPC Women’s Championship was a success.”

Goure scored in every game for Canada, including a hat trick against the United States in their first meeting, a 4-3 loss Saturday, and 2 goals against team Europe in their 2-0 win which sent Canada to the final against the USA, where she scored the lone goal in Canada’s 5-1 loss.

The event is a first step toward seeing women’s ice sledge hockey added to the Paralympics, and growing the game internationally, as men’s sledge hockey has been a part of the Winter Paralympics since 1994.

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