Canada's National Women's Team Advances to Gold Medal Final at 2004 IIHF World Women's Hockey Championship
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April 3, 2004
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HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Canada’s National Women’s Team has advanced to the gold medal final at the 2004 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship, on the strength of a 3-1-0 record through the round robin and the qualifying round, and a 7-1 win over Sweden on Sunday.

The gold medal game at the 2004 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship will be held on Tuesday, April 6th at 8:00 pm (Atlantic), 7:00pm ET at the Halifax Metro Centre. The game will be broadcast LIVE across Canada on TSN/RDS and CBC Radio (some regions – check local listings).

For an eighth consecutive World Championship, Canada will be in the gold medal final. Canada has captured all seven previous World Women’s Hockey Championships (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001).

Canada will face either Sweden or the USA in the gold medal game. Sweden and the USA face off in the final qualifying game on Monday, April 5th at 8pm (Atlantic) at the Halifax Metro Centre. Sweden must defeat the USA by at least five goals to earn a spot in the gold medal final. The USA will advance to the final with a win, tie or a loss by less than five goals.

Jennifer Botterill led Canada to a win on Sunday with 4 points (1g, 3a), while goaltender Sami Jo Small earned the win with 12 saves. Canada’s all-time record in World Championship play stands at 38-1.

Team Canada at the 2004 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship

Round Robin

Canada 11 China 0

Canada 13 Germany 0

Qualifying Round

Canada 1 USA 3

Canada 7 Sweden 1

For complete information, including game summaries, rosters, profiles, photos and to bid on game worn Team Canada jerseys, go to the official website of the 2004 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship, at www.hockeycanada.ca

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

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

   
Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
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