KERAVA, Finland – Canada’s National Women’s Team has arrived in Finland for the 2012 4 Nation Cup, taking
place Nov. 6-10 in Kerava and Tikkurila.
Canada looks to reclaim the gold medal after suffering a 4-3 shootout loss to the United States in the
gold medal game at the 2011 4 Nations Cup in Nyköping, Sweden. Canada last won the 4 Nations Cup in 2010,
defeating the U.S. 3-2 in overtime.
Before the puck drops on the 17th annual tournament, Canada will take on Finland in an exhibition game
Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. local time/9 a.m. ET at Helsinki Arena.
The 2012 4 Nations Cup kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 6 with Canada playing Finland at 4 p.m. local time/9 a.m.
ET and Sweden playing the United States at 12 p.m. local time/5 a.m. ET. The bronze and gold medal games take
place Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. local time/7 a.m. ET and 5 p.m. local time/10 a.m. ET, respectively.
Canada’s roster for the 2012 4 Nations Cup is made up of 23 players, including three goaltenders, seven
defencemen and 13 forwards, who were selected following Canada’s National Women’s Team September Camp/Fall
Festival, which took place Sept. 22-29 in Calgary, Alta.
The 2012 4 Nations Cup will bring together four top women’s hockey countries in the world - Canada,
Finland, Sweden and the United States. Canada’s National Women’s Team has won the gold medal at the event 12
times, and has claimed silver on four occasions.
Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2012 4 Nations Cup includes:
- 21 members of Canada’s National Women’s Team that won gold at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World
Championship in Burlington, Vt. (Agosta, Apps, Bendus, Birchard, Bonhomme, Bram, Hefford, Irwin, Jenner,
Johnston, Labonté, Lacasse, Larocque, Mikkelson, Ouellette, Poulin, Spooner, Szabados, Wakefield, Ward and
- 13 members of Canada’s gold medal-winning team from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
(Agosta, Apps, Bonhomme, Hefford, Irwin, Johnston, Labonté, Mikkelson, Ouellette, Poulin, Szabados, Ward and
- 17 players who represented Canada at the 2012 4 Nations Cup in Nyköping, Sweden (Agosta, Apps, Bendus,
Birchard, Hefford, Irwin, Jenner, Johnston, Labonté, Larocque, Ouellette, Poulin, Slusar, Spooner, Szabados,
Wakefield and Wickenheiser).
Dan Church (Toronto, Ont./York University, CIS) will be joined behind the bench at the 2012 4 Nations Cup
by assistant coaches Danielle Goyette (St-Nazaire, Que./University of Calgary, CIS) and Lisa Haley
(Westville, N.S./Ryerson University, CIS), who also served alongside him at Canada’s National Women’s Team
September Camp/Fall Festival.
The 2012 4 Nations Cup will serve as an evaluation opportunity for Canada’s National Women’s Team coaching
staff and Hockey Canada scouting staff for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Ottawa,
Ont., and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Players will continue to be evaluated with their club
teams during the 2012-13 season.
The 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, taking place April 2-9 at SBP Arena and the Nepean
Sportsplex, will mark the sixth time Canada has hosted the tournament. Canada also hosted in 1990 in Ottawa,
1997 in Kitchener, Ont., 2000 in Mississauga, Ont., 2004 in Halifax, N.S., and 2007 in Winnipeg, Man. The
host committee is still recruiting volunteers for the event; please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa for more
Ticket packages for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship are on sale now and include 12
games at SBP Arena, home of the Ottawa Senators, all Team Canada games and all medal round games. For more
ticket information, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa, and to purchase 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship
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NOTE TO MEDIA: Francis Dupont, Hockey Canada’s manager of media relations, will be on
site at the 2012 4 Nations Cup in Kerava and Tikkurila, Finland. He will be handling all interview requests
and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.