CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team will face the United States on Friday night in Spokane, Wash., in the second game of a six-game series between the international rivals leading up to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Canada defeated the United States 3-1 on Oct. 5 in Victoria, B.C. Since then, Canada’s National Women’s Team has played three games against Midget AAA boys teams in Alberta, posting a 2-1 record in that span. So far this season, Canada has posted a 7-1 mark against Midget AAA boys teams, and is 5-2 against international competition, which includes a 1-2 mark versus the U.S.Friday night’s game will not be televised in Canada. Fans can follow the action at www.hockeycanada.ca.
CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM SCHEDULE IN SPOKANE
(all at Spokane Arena, all times PT)
Thursday, Oct. 15
arrive in Spokane – 4:59 p.m. (AS2410)
Friday, Oct. 16
United States pre-game skate – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Canada pre-game skate – 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Canada vs. United States – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Arrive in Calgary at 12:55 p.m. (AS2116)
Players and staff are available for interviews following practices and the game in Spokane. Chris Jurewicz, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of media relations, will be on site with the National Women’s Team. He can be reached at 403-880-5819 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The National Women’s Team media guide can be downloaded at hockeycanada.ca.
Canada’s National Women’s Team will play three games next week against Midget AAA boys teams, before preparing for the 2009 4 Nations Cup. Canada will depart for that event on Oct. 28, with the tournament opening on Nov. 3 in Finland.