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Canada’s National Junior Team – Selection Camp Schedule in Winnipeg, MB
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November 19, 2004
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CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada announced the updated dates and practice times for Canada’s National Junior Team’s selection camp (December 12-16th) and Team Canada’s pre-tournament schedule prior to the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Canada will play in the ‘Team Canada Junior Series’ versus Finland and Switzerland, in a three team tournament, Dec. 21, 22 and 23 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.  Tickets go on sale to the public for the three game ‘Team Canada Junior Series’ on November 20th, via www.ticketmaster.ca  or by visiting or calling your local Ticketmaster outlet.

Team Canada’s National Junior Team’s selection camp will take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB from December 12-16, 2004.  All times listed are local Winnipeg time, and all times are subject to change.

December 12                 Players arrive throughout day                              MTS Centre
                                    7:00pm – 8:00pm – Practice                                 MTS Centre

December 13                 9:00am – 10:30am – Practice group 1                    MTS Centre
                                    10:45am – 12:15pm – Practice group 2                  MTS Centre

December 14                 10:00am – practice                                             MTS Centre
                                    6:00pm – Game vs. University of Manitoba**      MTS Centre

December 15                 10:00am  - practice                                             MTS Centre
                                    6:00pm – Game vs. University of Manitoba**      MTS Centre

December 16                 9:30am – 11:00am – practice                               MTS Centre
                                    Depart for Gimli, MB in afternoon

Team Canada will train in Gimli, MB, for a day and a half, and return to Winnipeg the evening of Dec. 18

December 17                 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM - practice                            Gimli, MB
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM - practice                                Gimli, MB

December 18                 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM                                          Gimli, MB
                                    Bus to Winnipeg in afternoon

December 19                 9:40am  - practice                                               Highlander Arena (Winnipeg)

December 20                 10:30am – pre-game skate                                               MTS Centre
                                    7:30pm - CAN vs. FIN – ‘Team Canada Junior Series’     MTS Centre

December 21                 TBD – practice                                                               MTS Centre
                                    7:30pm - FIN vs. SUI – ‘Team Canada Junior Series’      MTS Centre

December 22                 10:30am – pre-game skate                                               MTS Centre
                                    7:30pm - CAN vs. SUI – ‘Team Canada Junior Series’     MTS Centre

December 23                 10:00am - practice                                              Highlander Arena (Winnipeg)
                                    Travel to Grand Forks, ND via bus

** - University of Manitoba team will include members of Team Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp

Media availability for players and coaches will be after practices and after games.  Priority for interviews will be given to media on-site, and best efforts will be made for phone interviews.


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

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

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