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Trois-RiviÈRes, QC, to Host Inaugural 2001 Under 18 Women's Hockey Challenge February 21-25, 2001
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February 21, 2001
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CALGARY, AB - The city of Trois-Rivières, QC is set to host the inaugural 2001 Under 18 Women's Hockey Challenge from February 21-25, 2001, the Canadian Hockey Association announced on Tuesday.

The Under 18 Women's Hockey Challenge is an inaugural event, bringing together six regional teams: Pacific (British Columbia, Alberta), Western (Saskatchewan, Manitoba), Ontario-Red, Ontario-Blue, Québec and Atlantic (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland).

The Under 18 Women's Hockey Challenge is part of the Canadian Hockey Association's National Strategy, to complement regional Program of Excellence efforts and prepare our participants to maintain Canada's position as a leading Nation in the game.

Trois-Rivières has previously hosted several sporting events, including the Quebec Winter Games in 1999, and the Quebec Provincial Hockey Championships in 1998, bringing together 226 male and female hockey teams.

The Under 18 Women's Hockey Challenge is a single round robin followed by a seeding game and two medal games.

A complete schedule and complete rosters are available on the official website of the 2001 Under 18 Women's at www.canadianhockey.ca

For media wishing to contact a team official and/or player, contact the team's Director of Operations at (819)-379-4550. Each team's Director of Operations is listed below:

Team Atlantic: Luc Richard (ACOE)
Team Quebec: Yves Archambault (Hockey Québec)
Team Ontario: Pat Nicholls (OWHA)
Team West: Bill Krzysik (Saskatchewan Hockey Association)
Team Pacific: Barb Lofstrand (Hockey Alberta)


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

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

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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