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Canada's National Women's Team to Play Exhibition Games in Kitchener And Sarnia, Ontario as Team Continues To Prepare for 2000 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship
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March 28, 2000
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SARNIA, ON - Canada's National Women's Team will play exhibition games against Germany in Kitchener, ON and against Sweden in Sarnia, ON this week, as the team continues to prepare for 2000 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship, April 3-9 in Mississauga, ON.

Canada has been training in Sarnia, ON since March 26th, as head coach Melody Davidson and assistant coaches Karen Hughes and Wally Kozak, put the team through two practices a day.

"The players are looking forward to getting into a game," said Davidson. "As coaches, it will also be useful to see the team in a game environment, and assess what we need to fine tune for the Worlds."

Twenty of Canada's finest Women's hockey players were selected to Canada's National Women's team following three evaluation opportunities that included an October Evaluation Camp, the 3 Nations Cup tournament and the TSN Challenge.

Listed below is Canada's National Women's team upcoming schedule, prior to the Women's Worlds. All times listed are Eastern, and all practices will take place at the Sarnia, ON Sports & Entertainment Complex.

Tuesday, March 28 10 am-11:30 am Practice
  7 pm-8:30 pm Practice
Wednesday, March 29 10 am-11 am Pre-game skate
  7 pm CANADA vs. Germany in Kitchener, ON
Thursday, March 30 11 am-12:30 pm Practice
  5:30 pm-6:30 pm TBD
  6:30 pm-8 pm Practice
Friday, March 31 10 am-11:30 am Practice
  7 pm-8:30 pm Practice
Saturday, April 1 9 am-10 am Pre-game skate
  7 pm CANADA vs. Sweden in Sarnia, ON

For more information:

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

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