CALGARY, AB - Six players have been loaned to Canada's National Men's Team by five NHL teams for the 2002 Deutschland Cup, National Men's Team General Manager Steve Tambellini announced on Thursday.
Canada's National Men's Team for international events such as the Deutschland Cup are comprised of Canadians either currently playing in Europe or in the AHL.
Canada's roster for the 2002 Deutschland Cup boasts six players on loan from NHL teams: Micki Dupont (Calgary), Michael Henrich (Edmonton), Steve Kariya (Vancouver), Travis Roche (Minnesota), Peter Sarno (Edmonton) and Jonathan Sim (Dallas).
"We're very pleased with the group of players we've assembled for these international games and especially with the involvement of five NHL teams," said Tambellini. "NHL General Managers have recognized Canada's National Men's Team as a great development opportunity for key young players in their organizations."
In 2001-2002, Canada's National Men's Team had seven players (Blair Betts, CAL; Sébastien Centomo, TOR; Ryan Bonni, VAN, Christian Chartier, TOR; Patrick Desrochers, PHX, Steve Montador, CAL; Jamie Wright, CAL.on loan from NHL teams for the Spengler Cup where Canada lost the championship in overtime, and three players (Micki Dupont, CAL; Alex Henry, EDM; Chad Hinz, EDM) on loan from NHL teams for the Sweden Games.
Deutschland Cup in Hannover, Germany (November 8-10, 2002)
Canada's entry for the Deutschland Cup, coached by Gary Green, will take part in an exhibition game in Cologne on Nov. 6th against Germany and in the Deutschland Cup from November 8-10 in Hannover, Germany. Canada will be facing National teams from Germany, Switzerland and the USA in this event. Canada won the Deutschland Cup for the first time in 2000 and finished 3rd in 2001. The team will have the six players on loan from NHL teams, several former NHL-ers, including Shawn Anderson, Bohonos and Alex Hicks and former Olympians Todd Hlushko and Brad Schlegel.
For any media inquiries, team leader Denis Hainault can be reached at the Dorint Hotel in Cologne on February 6th (011 49 221 801 90905) and the Congress Hotel in Hannover from November 7-10 (011 49 511 28 05 0).
Exhibition game against Switzerland in Bern, Switzerland ()
A second team, also coached by Green, will also play an exhibition game against the Swiss National Team on in Bern, Switzerland.
Canada's roster for this game will have several former NHL-ers, including Lonny Bohonos, Sébastien Bordeleau, Mike Craig, Christian Dubé, Jamie Heward, Christian Matte and Jarrold Skalde and former Olympians Mark Astley, Chris Lindberg and Jean-Yves Roy.
For any media inquiries, team leader Denis Hainault can be reached at the Hotel Bern (011 41 31 329 22 22).
The CHA and the Men's Team coaching staff are taking part in these competitions with two different rosters as an opportunity to develop and evaluate players for future events in Europe.
CANADA'S 2002 NATIONAL MEN'S TEAM - DEUTSCHLAND CUP - ROSTER
|Joueuse||#||T.||P.||Naissance||Ville dorigine||Équipe 2002-2003|
|Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but|
|Ian Gordon||1||179||81||27 (05/15/75)||North Battleford, SK||Schwenningen (GER)|
|Shane Peacock||2||180||90||29 (07/07/73)||Edmonton, AB||Kolner Haie (GER)|
|Darryl Shannon||4||188||96||34 (06/21/68)||Barrie, ON||Krefeld Pinguine (GER)|
|Micki Dupont||5||178||80||22 (04/15/80)||Calgary, AB||Saint John Flames (AHL)|
|Travis Roche||7||186||87||24 (06/17/78)||Grand Cache, AB||Houston Aeros (AHL)|
|Daniel Lambert||19||176||84||32 (01/12/70)||St-Boniface, MB||Krefeld Pinguine (GER)|
|Shawn Anderson||23||186||91||34 (02/07/68)||Montreal, QC||Nuernberg Ice Tigers (GER)|
|Brad Schlegel||28||180||85||34 (07/22/68)||Kitchener, ON||Kolner Haie (GER)|
|Andy Schneider||9||177||81||30 (03/29/72)||Edmonton, AB||Hamburg Freezers (GER)|
|Steve Junker||11||186||87||30 (06/26/72)||Castlegar, BC||Adler Mannheim (GER)|
|Steve Kariya||12||172||80||24 (12/22/77)||Vancouver, BC||Manitoba Moose (AHL)|
|Jonathan Sim||14||178||83||25 (09/29/77)||New Glasgow, NS||Utah Grizzlies (AHL)|
|Gary Shuchuk||16||179||87||35 (02/17/67)||Edmonton, AB||Krefeld Pinguine (GER)|
|Peter Sarno||17||181||85||23 (07/26/79)||Toronto, ON||Espoo Blues (FIN)|
|Lonny Bohonos||18||181||87||29 (05/20/73)||Winnipeg, MB||Davos (SUI)|
|Mike Kennedy||20||185||92||30 (04/13/72)||Vancouver, BC||Adler Mannheim (GER)|
|Alex Hicks||21||183||89||33 (09/04/69)||Calgary, AB||Kolner Haie (GER)|
|Michael Henrich||25||188||95||22 (03/03/80)||Thornhill, ON||Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)|
|David Nemirovsky||26||188||92||26 (08/01/76)||Toronto, ON||Ilves (FIN)|
|Steve Walker||27||183||86||29 (01/12/73)||Collingwood, ON||Berlin Eisbaren (GER)|
|Todd Hlushko||29||180||85||32 (02/07/70)||Toronto, ON||Adler Mannheim (GER)|
|General Manager/Directeur-gérant: Steve Tambellini|
|Assistant General Manager/DG adjoint: Mike Pelino|
|Head Coach/Entraîneur-chef: Gary Green|
|Assistant Coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Mike Kelly|
|Assistant Coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Chris Valentine|
|Team Leader/Chef d'équipe: Denis Hainault|
|Team Doctor/Médecin d'équipe: Dr. Jim Thorne|
|Equipment Manager/Gérant d'équipement: Jeff Lang|
|Physiotherapist/Physiothérapeute: Gord Routledge|
|Team Assistant/Adjoint d'équipe: Rick Amann|
|For more information:|
Lisa Dornan Director, Communications Hockey Canada 403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Dupont Manager, Media Relations/Communications Hockey Canada 403-777-4564 email@example.com
|Morgan Bell Coordinator, Media Relations Hockey Canada 403-284-6427 firstname.lastname@example.org||Esther Madziya Coordinator, Media Relations Hockey Canada 403-284-6484 email@example.com|