Hockey Canada Network |
News
Ryan Smyth Named Captain of Team Canada for 2004 Men's Worlds; Scott Niedermayer and Steve Staios Named Assistant Captains
NR.048.04
|
April 25, 2004
|
|

PRAGUE – Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth, a 2002 Winter Olympic gold medalist and representing Canada at his sixth consecutive Men’s World Hockey Championship, was named captain of Team Canada today by Head Coach Mike Babcock and the Team Canada coaching staff.

The 2004 Men’s World Hockey Championship marks the fourth World Hockey Championship that Smyth has worn the ‘C’ for Canada. Smyth was captain of last year’s gold medal winning team in Finland, as well as in 2002 in Sweden, and at the 2001 World Championships in Germany, he wore the captain's "C" after teammate Michael Peca was injured.

Smyth, a native of Banff, AB, will be representing Canada on the international stage for eighth time in his career. In addition to his six times at the Men’s Worlds, he was a member of the gold medal winning World Junior team in 1995, and the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Two assistant captains were also named for the 2004 Men’s World Championship:

• Scott Niedermayer Cranbrook, BC New Jersey Devils

• Steve Staios Hamilton, ON Edmonton Oilers

Both assistant captains bring international experience and leadership to the 2004 Men’s World Championship team for Canada. Niedermayer was a member of Team Canada’s 2002 gold medal winning Olympic team, as well as two World Junior Championships (gold medal in 1991 and WJC All-Star team in 1992). Niedermayer is a finalist for the Norris Trophy (NHL’s top defenseman) for the 2003-2004 season. Staios is playing in his third consecutive World Championship, winning a gold medal in 2003.

Canada plays its first game of the 2004 Men’s Worlds on Sunday, April 25 versus Austria (2pm ET/ 11am PT, TSN/RDS).


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

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 WU18C: CAN 5 - GER 2
Apr 19, 2014
Ryan Gropp scored with 5:36 to go to help Canada to its second win.
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: