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Three Canadian National Mens Teams Prepare for Upcoming International Competitions
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November 1, 2001
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CALGARY, AB - Canada's National Men's Program will be well represented, as Canada will be fielding three separate rosters, participating in three upcoming international competitions in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland, the Canadian Hockey Association announced on Thursday.

Canada has assembled rosters of Canadians, most of whom are currently playing in Europe, for these upcoming three events. The CHA and the Men's Team coaching staff are taking part in these competitions with three different rosters as an opportunity to evaluate players for future events in Europe.

The Lloydminster (SK) Border Kings just completed a three-game series, as they represented Canada with Poland's National Team in Poland, as the CHA continues to take pride in representing Canada on the international hockey stage at a number of events in Europe.

Sweden Games in Stockhom, Sweden November 5-11, 2001

The CHA's Vice-President, Hockey and Head Coach of the National Men's Team, Wayne Fleming, will coach a team that will take part in the prestigious Sweden Games from November 5-11 in Stockholm at the spectacular Globen Arena. Fleming will be joined behind the bench by Dallas Stars assistant coach Rick Wilson. Canada will be up against National Teams from Sweden, Czech Republic, Finland and Russia. The Canadian team will feature a number of former NHL-ers, such as Chris Joseph (Burnaby, BC) and Mike Stapleton (Sarnia, ON), Calgary Flames prospect Micki Dupont (Calgary, AB) as well as Edmonton Oilers prospects Chad Hinz (Saskatoon, SK) and Alex Henry (Elliot Lake, ON).

Team Leader Scott Salmond will be with the team to assist with any media requests. He can be reached at the Stockholm Globe Hotel via phone at (011 46 8 686 63 00).

Exhibition game against Switzerland in Zurich, Switzerland

A team coached by National Men's Team Associate Coach/General Manager Mike Pelino will play the Swiss National Team on November 7th. The roster for this game includes former NHL-ers Dan Hodgson (Ft. Vermillion, AB) and Adrien Plavsic (Montreal, QC) as well as a number of former members of Canada's National Men's Team.

Deutschland Cup in Hannover, Germany November 8-11, 2001

A third team, also coached by Pelino, will take part in the Deutschland Cup from November 8-11 in Hannover, Germany. Canada will be facing National teams from Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland in this event. Canada won this event for the first time in 2000. The Canadian roster features several former NHL-ers, such as goaltender Jimmy Waite (Sherbrooke, QC), Lonny Bohonos (Winnipeg, MB) and Greg Andrusak (Cranbrook, BC).

For any media inquiries, Mike Pelino can be reached at the Radisson SAS Hotel from November 8-11 (011 49 511 38 38 30).


For more information:

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

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