Great news for the family of Express alumni Brady Cook. His brother Matt this past weekend won the World Sledge Hockey Challenge for Team Canada.
Matt came to Burnaby's training camp in 2005. But had to return home to Alberta when he wasn't feeling well. Later that season, it was learned he had cancer. Understandably, the family has had their ups and downs and it's news like this that can't help but bring a smile to your face.
Matt got his start in sledge hockey in 2007 while his brother Brady was playing for the Camrose Kodiaks at the Royal Bank cup in Prince George. Sledge hockey was a demonstration sport at the tournament. Brady went down to talk to some of the players after demonstrating their sport about trying to get Matt involved. After some hard work, Matt made the team in October.
Saturday Canada defeated Norway by a score of 7-0 in the championship game. Canada dominated outshooting their opposition 30-8.
Cook finished the tournament with 1 goal and 2 assists in 4 games played.
Congratulations Matt on the world sledge hockey title. Keep up the hard work. Hopefully we'll be seeing you here in Vancouver for the 2010 Paralympic games.