CALGARY, ALBERTA – Team Canada is preparing for the upcoming 2004 Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, NY/Burlington, VT from November 10-14, 2004.
Team Canada will gather in Montreal, QC on November 7, and play an exhibition game in Sherbrooke, QC on Monday November 8 at the Palais de Sport at 7:30pm versus Team Finland (free admission) in preparation for the Four Nations Cup. On Tuesday, November 9 the team will then travel to Lake Placid, NY for the opening game of the event.
Canada’s National Women’s Team roster assembled for the Four Nations Cup, previously announced on Oct. 20, 2004, is a development and evaluation roster, and represents the first step in an ongoing evaluation process leading towards the 2005 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship in Linkoping, Sweden and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Canada’s roster will continue to change over the next few months, as part of the evaluation process.
During the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, Canada will name different rosters for camps and events. Head scout Wally Kozak and the National Women’s Team coaching staff (Head Coach Melody Davidson, assistant coaches Tim Bothwell and Margot Page) will continue to evaluate and monitor players prior to naming a final 2005 World Championship roster.
The 2004 Four Nations Cup marks Canada’s first and only international competition prior to the 2005 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship. Canada, winners of six of the eight previous Three & Four Nations Cups (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002), finished second at last years event in Sweden as they fell to USA in a shootout. The four teams featured at the 2004 Four Nations Cup will be: Canada, USA, Sweden and Finland.
Canada’s Schedule for the 2004 Four Nations Cup – Lake Placid, NY/Burlington, VT November 10-14 (ALL TIMES EASTERN)
GOLD MEDAL – 2:30pm