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Canada's National Women's Team Gathering for First Time Since Salt Lake City Gold Medal Win
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October 7, 2002
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CALGARY, AB - Head Coach Karen Hughes and the Canadian Hockey Association announced on Monday Canada's National Women's Team development camp schedule and the rosters for the Red/White games which will take place in Vaughan, ON from October 8-13, 2002.

The development camp will mark the first time that members of Canada's National Women's team will gather on-ice since winning Olympic gold in Salt Lake City on . Forty of Canada's top women's hockey players, including 18 of the 20 members of Canada's 2002 Women's Olympic Team, will attend the development camp. 2002 Olympians not attending the camp are defence Geraldine Heaney, who retired from international competition following the Olympic Games, and forward Hayley Wickenheiser, who is finalizing details that will have her playing overseas for the 2002-2003 season.

Practices and Red/White games are all open to the public, free of charge. All ice-times will take place at the Sports Village, 2600 Rutherford Rd, in Vaughan, ON.

Canada is confirmed to play in two international events during the 2002-2003 season: the 2002 4 Nations Cup (Canada, Finland, Sweden and USA) in Kitchener, ON from November 6-10, 2002 and the 2003 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Beijing, China from April 2-8, 2003. Canada's first game at the 4 Nations Cup will be on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30pm in Kitchener, ON (ticket information: 1-800-265-6368/519-745-0303).

J.J. Hebert, the CHA's Coordinator, Media Relations, will be on-site and coordinate all interview requests. Hebert can be reached at all times at (403) 589-9892. Players and staff will be made available to media AFTER each ice time.

Tuesday, October 8
8pm - 9pm Team Red Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
9pm - 10pm Team White Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
Wednesday, October 9
9am - 10:30am Team Red Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
10:30 - 12noon Team White Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
6pm - 7:30pm Team Red Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
7:30pm - 9pm Team White Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
Thursday, October 10
9am - 10am Team Red Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
10am - 11am Team White Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
4:00pm Red/White Game # 1 Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
Friday, October 11
9am - 10am Team White Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
10am - 11am Team Red Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
4:00pm Red/White Game # 2 Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
Saturday, October 12
8:15 - 9:45am Team White Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
9:45 - 10:45am Goaltender Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
10:45 - 12:15pm Team Red Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
Sunday, October 13
TBD Goaltender Practice Vaughan (ON) Sports Village
6:00pm Red/White Game # 3 Vaughan (ON) Sports Village

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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