Toronto awarded 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

Toronto has been named host city for the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, from Dec. 1-7 and featuring teams from Japan, Russia and United States .

Canada fell to U.S. in last year's final

Canada's Steve Arseneault, left, collides with Japan's Yoshihiro Shioya during semifinal play at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary. Toronto is hosting this year's event. (Larry MacDougal/Canadian Press)

Toronto has been named host city for the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The Canadian squad will be joined by teams from Japan, Russia and the United States at the Dec. 1-7 tournament at the MasterCard Centre.

"We are excited about getting back to game action in Toronto," Canadian head coach Mike Mondin said Thursday. "The World Sledge Hockey Challenge is one of the biggest events in our sport, and it's sure to be a great week on the road to the Paralympics."

Canada dropped a 1-0 decision to the Americans in last year's tournament final at Calgary.

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