NORTH YORK, ON - Team Canada general manager Cliff Fletcher announced Wednesday that goaltender Fred Brathwaite of the Calgary Flames has been added to the Canada's Men's Team for the 2000 World Hockey Championship in Russia April 29-May 14, 2000.
Brathwaite, 27 years old, has just completed his second season with the Calgary Flames organization, tying a Flame franchise record with 5 shutouts during 1999-2000 season. The native of Ottawa, ON is a former member of Canada's National Men's Team and was also with Canada at the 1999 Men's World Hockey Championship in Norway.
Team Canada GM Cliff Fletcher and the coaching staff continue to monitor the NHL playoff situation and, over the next 7 to 10 days, Team Canada expects to add more NHL players to the World Championship roster.
All interview requests can be made by contacting Brad Pascall at the Toronto Airport Hilton International in Toronto at 905-677-9900.
Team Canada departs for Russia on Saturday, April 22nd where they will continue training before the start of the Men's World Championship on April 29th. Canada's flight (AC 872) overseas departs Toronto at 5:35 pm EDT.
Canada opens the 2000 World Championship on Saturday, April 29th against Japan. The gold medal final will be held on May 14th. Canada finished 4th in 1999, 6th in 1998 and won gold in 1997.
TSN and RDS will both televise the World Hockey Championship, starting May 6th or 7th with second round competition.