National Women's Team Arrives in Sweden
NWT.001
|
|

Getting to the 2003 Four Nations Cup represented the first challenge for Canada’s National Women’s Team, as it seeks to defend it’s title and capture a seventh Nations Cup in eight years.

Most of the team arrived by plane in Göthenburg, Sweden early in the afternoon of November 4th and bussed close over two hours to Skövde (pronounced Hohv-day), the city where the event is being hosted. The schedule upon arriving on Monday, following a 12 to 16 hour journey, included a late afternoon practice at the Billingehov, where most of the games will be played.

Not all the players were available for the first skate, as four players and five members were delayed out of Calgary, and were re-routed through Oslo. The late arrivals joined up with their teammates for a late dinner.

Skövde is a community of about 50000, which, from all accounts, has a rich medieval history. Locals claim that this is the birthplace of the country. One of the main employers in this Swedish town is Volvo..

Canada opens up action on Wednesday in the neighboring town of Skara, where it faces the hosts, Team Sweden, in its first international contest since defeating the U.S. in the 2002 Four Nations Cup final, a year ago in Kitchener, ON.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

   
Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
Videos
Photos
2016 TELUS Cup - LSL 6 – LLO 2 (Bronze)
The Lions scored five times in the second period to win the bronze.
2016 MWU18C - USA 10 – CAN 3 (Bronze)
Bitten, Hall and Tippett scored, but Canada settled for fourth place.
2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 4 – SNB 1 (Gold)
Aidan Casey scored two to help the Rangers win their first TELUS Cup.
2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 5 – LLO 3 (Semifinal)
Calverley scored twice, and the Rangers advanced to play for gold.
Schedule
Close
Credit