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National Women's Teams From Across World Begin Arriving in Canada in Preparation Of 2000 Women's World Hockey Championship
March 22, 2000

CALGARY, AB - National Women's Teams from across the world have started to arrive in Canada for final preparations for the 2000 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship in Mississauga, ON from April 3-9, 2000.

National teams from Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia and Sweden will all be conducting training camps in a number of Ontario communities. Team USA will continue to train in Lake Placid, NY and arrive just prior to the opening of the Championship.

Team Location Dates Media Contact
Canada Sarnia, ON - Entertainment Centre March 26-April 1 André Brin
1-403-703-8791 (cell)
China North York, ON - Beatrice Ice Garden March 10-April 2 Yu Zaizhou
1-416-661-5900 (arena)
1-416-249-8171 (hotel)
Finland North York, ON Beatrice Ice Garden March 28-April 2 Sari Malmela
1-519-661-5900 (arena)
1-416-249-8171 (hotel)
Germany Kitchener, ON - Memorial Auditorium March 26-April 1 Margot Hanig
1-519-741-2699 (arena)
1-519-894-8504 (hotel)
Japan Stouffville, ON - Recreation Complex March 24-April 2 Takayuki Hattanda
1-905-640-4882 (hotel)
Russia Caledon, ON - Teen Ranch March 28-April 2 Sergei Samoilov
1-519-941-8680 (arena)
Sweden London, ON - London Ice House March 27-April 2 Åsa Elfving,
1-519-433-6677 (arena)


Pre-competition exhibition games

Wednesday, March 29, 2000 Time Location
Canada vs. Germany 7 pm Kitchener, ON
Japan vs. Durham (NWHL) 7 pm Pickering, ON
China vs. Brampton (NWHL) 8 pm Brampton, ON

Thursday, March 30, 2000
Japan vs. Scarborough (NWHL) 7:30 pm Stouffville, ON
Sweden vs. London (Sr. AA) 7 pm London, ON
China vs. Mississauga (NWHL) 7:30 pm Mississauga, ON
Russia vs. Brampton (NWHL) 8 pm Brampton, ON

Friday, March 31, 2000
Finland vs. Aeros (NWHL) 7 pm North York, ON (Beatrice Ice

Saturday, April 1, 2000
Canada vs. Sweden 7 pm Sarnia, ON
Japan vs. USA 7:30 pm Stouffville, ON
Russia vs. Durham (NWHL) 7 pm Caledon, ON (Teen Ranch)
Germany vs. Mississauga (NWHL) 7 pm Kitchener, ON
*For tickets to Pre-competition exhibition games, contact host arena.

The 2000 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships will take place from April 3-9 in Mississauga, ON as well as in a number of surrounding communities. Tickets are available through all TICKETMASTER outlets or by calling at 416-872-5000. For more information, contact the World Championship Office at 905-282-9711

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada

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