The challenge will be a primary tournament for Canada's sledge hockey team in preparation for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Team Canada will face opposition from the United States, Russia and Japan in the tournament.
The tournament will take place in Etobicoke, Ontario, ten kilometres west of downtown Toronto at the Mastercard Centre, a primary practice facility for the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs.
The United States are the defending champions of the tournament. Last year in Calgary, the United States defeated Canada 1-0 in the championship final. Canada meanwhile got revenge on the United States with a 1-0 victory in the final of the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Championships in Goyang, South Korea.
Russia meanwhile won the bronze medal at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Championships, while Japan won the silver medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.