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Canada's National Women's Team Development Camp Begins Today in Toronto, ON
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January 9, 2003
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TORONTO, ON - Thirty of Canada's top women's hockey players will be attending a development camp for Canada's National Women's Team from January 9-12, 2003 at the Beatrice Ice Gardens on the campus of York University in Toronto, ON.

Head Coach Karen Hughes (Agincourt, ON/U. of Toronto) and assistant coaches Ken Dufton (Toronto, ON/Beatrice Aeros) and Mike Pelino (Welland, ON/CHA) will run daily practices and two intersquad games over the course of the development camp. The camp will assist Team Canada's coaching staff and the CHA's Women's Head Scout/Manager, Development Wally Kozak in assembling Canada's roster for the 2003 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship from April 2-8, 2003 in Beijing, China.

All practices and intersquad games will be at the York University's Beatrice Ice Gardens and are open to the public free of charge.

Media interview requests on-site or by phone should be directed to the CHA's Coordinator, Women's Programs, Lesley Reddon (403-589-9915 or lreddon@canadianhockey.ca). Players and coaches will only be available for interviews on-site AFTER PRACTICES AND GAMES.

Development Camp Schedule

Thursday,

9-10 pm Practice - Both Teams

Friday,

9-10:30 am Practice - Red Team

10:30-Noon Practice - White Team

6-7:30 pm Practice - Red Team

7:30-9 pm Practice - White Team

Saturday,

9 am Red vs. White Intersquad Game

5-6:45 pm Practice - Both Teams

Sunday,

9 am Red vs. White Intersquad Game


For more information:

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

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