Roller Hockey Canada’s Team Canada Program attends the annual International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Mens World Inline Hockey Championship and has had a history of great success:
2015 - Tampere, Finland, Gold Medal (1st)
2014 - Pardubice, Czech Republic, Silver Medal (2nd)
2013 - Dresden, Germany, Bronze Medal (3rd)
2012 - Ingolstadt, Germany, Gold Medal (1st)
2011 - Pardubice, Czech Republic, Bronze Medal (3rd)
2010 - Karlstad, Sweden (4th)
2009 - Ingolstadt, Germany (7th)
2008 - Bratislava, Slovakia, Gold Division 1 (9th - promoted to Top Division)
Each year we receive a number of questions related to Team Canada and specifically the Team Selection Process. In order to assist in clearing up any misconceptions and answer many questions, we are pleased to outline the Selection Process in detail. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.
Team Canada Eligibility and Selection Process is outlined as follows:
In order to qualify for potential selection to Team Canada, players must meet the following requirements:
Be a minimum 18 years of age
Be a Canadian Citizen (and be able to provide proper citizenship documents i.e. Canadian Passport)
**There is no minimal skill level requirement in order for a player to go through the Identification / Selection Process
Team Canada is selected via two (2) processes in order to allow an opportunity for anyone interested to be identified for consideration:
Team Canada Identification Camps
Unable to Attend Camp Applications (UTA)
Team Canada Identification Camps
Team Canada holds several Identification Camps across Canada which are open for anyone to attend and be evaluated by our Team Canada Staff for potential selection to Team Canada
Each Identification consists of two (2) 60 minute on floor sessions as well as one (1) 30 minute off floor session which allows players to showcase their skills in front of Team Canada Staff
Full evaluations are made based on each player’s performance at the Identification Camp and consideration will be given for selection to Team Canada based on this information.
Attending a Team Canada Identification Camp is the best way to be considered for the final roster as you are actually seen by the Coaches/Evaluators**
**Each player attending the Identification Camps will be required to provide credit card information at the time of registering for the Player Registration Fee.
Unable To Attend Camp (UTA)
With such a vast country plus limited time and resources, it is not possible to hold an Identification Camp in each province. In addition, there are a number of players who are unable to attend an Identification Camp due to where they live, too far from a Camp, still away at University or playing with their ice hockey team in another province/state. In trying to be open and fair to all players, we respect these challenges and provide a process for these players to be considered even if they cannot attend the Camps.
To be considered under this item, you must meet the following criteria:
Provide written documentation to Roller Hockey Canada of the special circumstances that do not allow you to attend an Identification Camp.
Provide written letters of reference from at least 2 individuals (ideally coaches).
Provide a detailed history of your inline and ice hockey background for the last 5 years, including team, league, position, etc.
This information does not guarantee a spot on the roster, but is invaluable in assisting the evaluators in assessing the entire list of eligible players. As mentioned above, the best way to be considered for the final roster is to be seen by the Coaches/Evaluators. We encourage all players to make every effort to attend one of the Identification Camps.
Note: Only legitimate and verifiable reasons for not attending the camp will be accepted. (eg. Out of country for work, school, hockey).
Please see yearly timelines for required submission dates.
A meeting will be held to go over and discuss all applications and a committee will respond within 72 hours to each applicant with one of the following responses via email:
You’re Unable To Attend Application must provide an acceptable reason for your inability to attend a Team Canada Identification Camp. You will not be required to attend a camp in order to be considered for selection to the Team Canada Roster.
You’re Unable to Attend Application has not provided an acceptable reason for your inability to attend a Team Canada Identification Camp. You will be required to attend a camp in order to be considered for selection to the Team Canada Roster.
Team Canada Selection Policies
Team Canada’s final roster that attends IIHF World Inline Hockey Championships will typically consist of:
Twelve (12) Skaters
Two (2) Goaltenders
These players will be selected through the above mentioned processes with the following minimum/maximum roster spot allocations:
A MINIMUM of eight (8) roster spots will be selected via the Team Canada Identification Camp Process, and
A MAXIMUM of six (6) roster spots may be selected via the Unable to Attend Application Process (based on there being 4 Team Canada Identification Camps being held across Canada for selection).
If fewer than 4 Team Canada Identification camps are being held, the maximum roster spots which may be selected via the Unable to Attend Application Process will increase by 2 for each camp that is not being held.
i.e. if three (3) Identification Camps are held, a minimum of 6 roster spots will be selected via the Team Canada Identification Camp Process and a maximum of 8 roster spots may be selected via the Unable to Attend Application Process.
There is NO MINIMUM number of roster spots allocated to each camp.
i.e. with two (2) Identification Camps there is no guarantee of 2 players selected from each camp. (These roster spots are selected based on finding the strongest players for the team and potentially all 6 may be selected from the same camp).
Player Registration Fee
All players selected to Team Canada will be responsible for your own airfare to the world championships and a Player Registration Fee to cover your experience at the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championships.