CALGARY, ALBERTA - Canada's National Women's Team trimmed its centralization roster by another 2 players on Monday, National Women's Team Head Coach and General Manager, Women's High Performance Danièle Sauvageau announced. Sauvageau announced the release of the following two players:
* Name Position Hometown
* Gillian Apps Forward Unionville, ON
* Amanda Benoit-Wark Forward Welland, ON
Monday's player announcement leaves the team with a roster of 24 players, including three goaltenders, eight defencemen and 13 forwards. Canada's roster at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games will include 21 players (18 skaters, 2 goaltenders and an alternate goaltender).
Canada's National Women's Team will continue to train in Calgary, AB in preparation of a number of games over the next few months, leading to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Canada's National Women's Team's next games will be this week in Finland. With USA withdrawing from the scheduled Four Nations Cup, only three nations will be involved: Canada, Sweden and Finland. The schedule will be confirmed by the Finnish Ice Hockey Federation within the next 48 hours. Canada's complete schedule and updated roster are posted on the CHA's official website, and the home of Canada's National Teams: www.canadianhockey.ca
Canada's National Women's Team has won all seven Women's World Hockey Championships and captured a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Thirty players have been centralized since in preparation of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, USA.