Hockey Canada Network |
Cassie Campbell Named Team Captain of Canada's World Women's Team
April 1, 2005


LINKOPING, SWEDEN – Canada’s National Women’s Team announced its captain and assistant captains for the 2005 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship in Sweden, April 2-9, 2005. Cassie Campbell of Brampton, ON will wear the “C” for Team Canada, while Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, ON) and Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, SK) will serve as Canada’s alternate captains.

Campbell has been Canada’s National Women’s Team captain in every international event she has played in since the 2001-2002 season. She served as an alternate captain for Team Canada from 19. Campbell has won six World Championship gold medals, as well a gold medal 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where she was team captain, and won silver at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan when she was alternate captain. She has been captain of her club team, the WWHL’s Calgary Oval X-Treme for the past three seasons.

“It is always an honour to wear the ‘C’ on a team filled with so many leaders, “said Campbell. “A lot of these players wear a letter for their college or club team, and I feel that we are fortunate to have a team with such great depth in leadership.

”Both Sunohara and Wickenheiser have been alternate captains with Canada’s National Women’s team since 2001. Sunohara serves as captain of her club team, the NWHL’s Brampton Thunder, and is a veteran of Team Canada, winning six World Championships as well as Olympic gold (2002) and silver (1998). Wickenheiser has played in five World Championships for Canada, and was named MVP of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Team Canada played a ‘pre-Championship’ game on Thursday, March 31 in Norrkoping, Sweden. Despite falling behind early in the game, Canada rallied back for a convincing 9-2 victory over Finland.

The 2005 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship begins on Saturday, April 2 with a game between the host team, Sweden against Russia. Canada will play its first game of the Championship on Sunday, April 3 against Kazakhstan (2pm ET / 11am PT). All of Team Canada’s games will be shown live on TSN / RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada (check your local listings).

Canada has won all eight previous World Women’s Championships, and is hoping to tie the IIHF record for nine consecutive World Championships with the Soviet Union Men’s Team.

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

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.
Photo Credit: