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ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 

July 18, 2021

3:30 pm
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9:30 pm
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The World of Powerhockey (Premiere)

Our panel of four features individuals from different corners of the world sharing their perspective. Tune in for an inside look at the scope of powerhockey around the globe and a look at the future of the sport. Panelists will look at the two versions of the sport – North American and international – finding alignments and bridging the gap between them.

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FEATURING

Emmett Britton

Director & Coach, PowerHockey Canada
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An athlete from a young age, Emmett has been involved with sports for his whole life. His passion for powerhockey started in 2008 at the age of 14 as a volunteer coach alongside his father and has evolved ever since. Emmett developed his coaching skills which led to him coaching his own house league team while taking a lead coaching role with the competitive team, earning NAPHA Best Coaching Staff twice. As an alumni of Brock University’s Sport Management program, he has translated his passion to a career and taken a leadership position as a co-founder of PowerHockey Canada. Emmett’s youthful approach and kind personality have led him to make lifelong friends through his involvement in powerhockey, something that has greatly impacted his life.

An athlete from a young age, Emmett has been involved with sports for his whole life. His passion for powerhockey started in 2008 at the age of 14 as a volunteer coach alongside his father and has evolved ever since. Emmett developed his coaching skills which led to him coaching his own house league team while taking a lead coaching role with the competitive team, earning NAPHA Best Coaching Staff twice. As an alumni of Brock University’s Sport Management program, he has translated his passion to a career and taken a leadership position as a co-founder of PowerHockey Canada. Emmett’s youthful approach and kind personality have led him to make lifelong friends through his involvement in powerhockey, something that has greatly impacted his life.

Alex McLean

Director & Player, PowerHockey Canada
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Alex started his powerhockey career in 2003 and has excelled, receiving numerous awards for his play. He has competed at many tournaments, most recently representing Canada at the 2019 Australian Powerchair Hockey Club Championships as well as at the 2018 IWAS World Championship. Having a background in paralegal education, he brings a thoughtful approach to the sport. As a co-founder of PowerHockey Canada, Alex lends an unparalleled wealth of analytical and strategic knowledge that adds to the overall strength and direction of the organization.

Alex started his powerhockey career in 2003 and has excelled, receiving numerous awards for his play. He has competed at many tournaments, most recently representing Canada at the 2019 Australian Powerchair Hockey Club Championships as well as at the 2018 IWAS World Championship. Having a background in paralegal education, he brings a thoughtful approach to the sport. As a co-founder of PowerHockey Canada, Alex lends an unparalleled wealth of analytical and strategic knowledge that adds to the overall strength and direction of the organization.

Luke David

Player, Australian National Team
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Luke is from Melbourne, Australia and has been playing powerchair sports since 2005. He has been President of the State organisation since 2014 and is passionate about growing the sport in Australia. Although he played a different form of Hockey from the beginning, he wasn’t introduced to PowerHockey until 2017 when it was first played in his state. Since then, he has represented Australia at the World Championships in 2018 and Captains/Coaches his local team the Melbourne Ducks.

Luke is from Melbourne, Australia and has been playing powerchair sports since 2005. He has been President of the State organisation since 2014 and is passionate about growing the sport in Australia. Although he played a different form of Hockey from the beginning, he wasn’t introduced to PowerHockey until 2017 when it was first played in his state. Since then, he has represented Australia at the World Championships in 2018 and Captains/Coaches his local team the Melbourne Ducks.

Danni Hillbrandt-Mogensen

Development Officer, International Powerchair Hockey (IPCH)
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Danni has been involved with powerchair hockey for 20 years, gaining experience along the way. In 2004, he represented Denmark as a national team player for the first time at the inaugural world championship in Finland, Helsinki. Danni has represented Denmark at every world and european championship since. He continues to be an active player for both his local club and the national team. After being involved for several years with the national organisation, he’s been the chairman for the past three years. In September 2020, he was appointed as the Development Officer under the IPCH Sport Executive Committee (SEC).

Danni has been involved with powerchair hockey for 20 years, gaining experience along the way. In 2004, he represented Denmark as a national team player for the first time at the inaugural world championship in Finland, Helsinki. Danni has represented Denmark at every world and european championship since. He continues to be an active player for both his local club and the national team. After being involved for several years with the national organisation, he’s been the chairman for the past three years. In September 2020, he was appointed as the Development Officer under the IPCH Sport Executive Committee (SEC).

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