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11 Gold Medallists to Participate in 2002 Esso Women's National Hockey Championship
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February 27, 2002
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Calgary, AB - Canada's National Women's Team, fresh off of their 2002 gold medal performance in Salt Lake City, Utah, will have 11 players attending the 2002 Esso Women's National Hockey Championship.

The communities of Arnprior and Renfrew, Ontario, are in final preparations for the 21st edition of the Esso Women's National Hockey Championship, which will take place in both cities March 6-10, 2002.

Ticket packages for the annual event are still available and can be ordered by calling the Nick Smith Centre, in Arnprior at (613) 623-7301 or the Ma-Te-Way Activity Center, in Renfrew at (613) 432-3131. Tournament passes can be purchased for $35.00 at the door or fans can save $5.00 by purchasing them in advance for $30.00. Day passes for the tournament are also available for $10.00 at the door as well as half-day passes for $5.00. All advance ticket purchases can be made using Visa or Mastercard.

2002 WOMEN'S HOCKEY GOLD MEDALLISTS ATTENDING THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Geraldine Heaney - Defenceman Ontario (Beatrice Aeros) Weston, ON

Becky Kellar - Defenceman Ontario (Beatrice Aeros) Hagersville, ON

Cherie Piper - Forward Ontario (Beatrice Aeros) Scarborough, ON

Cheryl Pounder - Defenceman Ontario (Beatrice Aeros) Mississauga, ON

Lori Dupuis - Forward Ontario (Brampton Thunder) Cornwall, ON

Jayna Hefford - Forward Ontario (Brampton Thunder) Kingston, ON

Vicky Sunohara - Forward Ontario (Brampton Thunder) Scarborough, ON

Isabelle Chartrand - Defenceman Quebec Anjou, PQ

Charline Labonté - Goaltender Quebec Boisbriand, QC

Caroline Ouellette - Forward Quebec Montreal, PQ

Kim St-Pierre - Goaltender Quebec Châteauguay, PQ

Women's hockey gold medallist and team captain, Cassie Campbell, will be doing colour commentary for the gold medal game and both semi-finals of this year's five-day championship. The gold medal game will be aired on The Sports Network (TSN) and it's french equivalent, RDS. WTSN will carry both semi-final games this year, a first for WTSN and a first in the history of the championship.


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