CALGARY, AB Canada's National Women's Team will be traveling to Finland on Wednesday evengin as they are on their way to participate in the 2001 3 Nations Cup in Finland later this week, the Canadian Hockey Association announced.
Canada Game Schedule
|Friday,||CAN vs. SWE||5 p.m.||10:00 am||Vierumaki, FINLAND|
|Sunday,||CAN vs. FIN||2 p.m.||7:00 am||Tampere, FINLAND|
|Monday,||CAN vs. SWE||6 p.m.||11:00 am||Vierumaki, FINLAND|
|Tuesday,||CAN vs. FIN||6:30 p.m.||11:30 am||Mikkeli, FINLAND|
Game summaries and reports will be available on www.canadianhockey.ca.
The 3 Nations Cup will feature Canada, Sweden and Finland. Originally, the event was the Four Nations Cup, including the USA, but USA Hockey announced that it's National Women's Team would not be attending.
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. Top players from across Canada have been centralized in Calgary, AB since in preparation of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, USA.
Canada's roster currently stands at 24 players (three goaltenders, eight defencemen and 13 forwards). Goaltender Charline Labonté and defenceman Therese Brisson will not be making the trip. Labonté will continue her training in Montreal with the NWHL's Wingstar before rejoining the team upon their return, while Brisson continues to recover from a neck injury.
Media requests can be directed to André Brin, the team's Manager, Media Relations who will be traveling with the team and regularly checking his voicemail at 403-777-3609.