Cruthers speaks up

Aldergrove's Chris Cruthers is a member of the webcasting team of the 2012 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.

Aldergrove’s Chris Cruthers has been selected as a member of the webcasting team of the 2012 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.

He was providing play by play for the prestigious event’s webcast, which was be seen by thousands of viewers around the world. The tournament ran this past weekend, from June 21 to 23, at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The Canada Cup is the most elite wheelchair rugby tournament outside of the World Championships or Paralympics and feature all eight teams competing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The last time an event of this scale was webcast it drew 23,000 unique viewers in 41 countries.

Cruthers worked with webcasters like Wilson Wong (formerly of the CBC), Tim Frick (wheelchair basketball coach and commentator) and Duncan Campbell (inventor of wheelchair rugby).

Fans can see Chris in action (check out www.canadacupwcrugby.com) or online (http://sportscanada.tv/index.php/wheelchair/wheelchair-rugby/2012-canada-cup).