Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Death of Adrian Dudzicki

Nov 21, 2013, 16:34 ET from Canadian Heritage

OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - It was with great sadness that I learned Canadian squash star Adrian Dudzicki passed away yesterday.

Born in Latina, Italy, Mr. Dudzicki was raised in Ottawa and learned to play squash at the Ottawa Athletic Club. For the past few years, he was based in the Toronto area, training at the National Squash Academy.

Mr. Dudzicki was a talented athlete who reached career highs in 2012 of 9 in Canada in the Men's Open singles and 136 on the Professional Squash Association world rankings. He also represented Canada at the 2010 World University Games in Melbourne, Australia, and was the Canadian University & College Champion the same year while attending the University of Ottawa.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Adrian Dudzicki, as well as to Canada's squash and sport community for the loss of a gifted young athlete.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage