CALGARY, AB - Canada's National Men's Team announced on Saturday the roster that will be participating in the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland from December 26-31, 2000.
Canada's roster includes NHL free agents Benoit Hogue (Répentigny, QC), Grant Ledyard (Winnipeg, MB) Michael Peca (Toronto, ON). Also, Calgary Flames prospects Daniel Tkaczuk (Toronto, ON) and Mike Martin (Stratford, ON) were loaned to the Canadian team, as was goaltender Marcel Cousineau (Delson, QC) who is on loan to Team Canada from the Los Angeles Kings.
Head Coach Wayne Fleming will lead Canada behind the bench for the Spengler Cup, and will be joined by National Men's Team Associate Coach/General Manager Mike Pelino.
Pelino will assist media with any requests. He can be reached in Switzerland at 011 41 81 413 8181 for the duration of Canada's stay at the Spengler Cup.
Canada's National Men's Team, which was once run as a full-time program from 1963-68 and 1983-2000, is currently operating on a 'part-time basis'.
Canada won the Deutschland Cup for the first time in November, 2000 and will participate Internationally in four more major competitions in Europe during the season: The Spengler Cup, Sweden Games, Nagano Cup and finally the IIHF Men's World Championship in Germany.
Canada will put together separate rosters primarily comprised of Canadian players that are playing overseas, or other designated professionals players.