CALGARY, AB - Canada's National Women's Team is set for a five-game series against Sweden in Western Canada from January 22-29, 2001, to be followed by the two-game TSN Challenge against USA to be played in Red Deer, AB on and in Denver, USA on as part of the 51st NHL All-Star Weekend.
Canada's National Women's Team has won all six Women's World Hockey Championships and captured a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Canada's roster for these games was announced in mid-December. Two changes have been made to the roster since this announcement.
Forwards Jennifer Botterill, of Winnipeg, MB and Sommer West, of Bowmanville, ON have replaced players Tammy Lee Shewchuk, of St-Laurent, QC and Danielle Goyette, of St-Nazaire, QC. Shewchuk is unable to participate due to her academic schedule while Goyette isn't fully recovered from an injury suffered while training.
The final roster for the 2001 Women's World Championship in Minneapolis, USA from April 2-8, 2001 will be announced on .
*Both TSN Challenge games will be broadcast live on TSN across Canada. RDS will broadcast the game in Denver.