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Team Canada's 2006 World Junior Preparations Confirmed; Canada's Selection Camp Will Take Place in Vancouver From December 11Th to 16Th
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November 14, 2005
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CALGARY, AB – Canada's 2006 National Junior team has confirmed its selection camp and pre-competition details and locations in preparation for the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship taking place in Kamloops, Kelowna and Vancouver, British Columbia from December 26-January 5th, 2006.

Team Canada’s selection camp will take place at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver from December 11th to 16th.  All morning practices are open to the public free of charge.  Tickets for the December 13th and 14th intersquad games, as well as the game versus the University of British Columbia Men’s Team on December 15th are $15.00 plus service charges and will go on sale Saturday, November 12th.  Tickets are available at the Pacific Coliseum Box Office two hours prior to game time or in advance at TicketMaster at (604) 280-4400 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.  As a special bonus for students wanting to cheer on their team, tickets to the December 15th Team Canada versus UBC game will be $10.00 for current UBC students only.

Team Canada’s selection camp roster will be announced by Hockey Canada in early December.

Canada will open the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship on Monday, December 26th at 16:00 (local) versus Finland.  All of Canada’s games at the World Junior Championship, beginning Dec. 26th, will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS and on the FAN radio network.

“We are really looking forward to spending our first few days as a team in Chase and Kamloops, BC for our pre-competition camp,” said Blair Mackasey, Director, Program of Excellence with Hockey Canada.  “Both communities have already been very accommodating, and we know that we will be getting a great welcome, and that their love of hockey will be front and center.”

NOTE  – All practice times are subject to change

TEAM CANADA’S SELECTION CAMP
(DEC 11-16 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum):
DATE TIME (PT) EVENT LOCATION
Dec. 11 All Day Player Arrivals Vancouver, BC
  TBD Media availability with players and coaches - TBD Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Dec. 12 9:30 TEAM RED Practice Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
  11:15 TEAM WHITE Practice Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
  16:00 TEAM RED Practice Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
  17:45 TEAM WHITE Practice Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Dec. 13 9:30 TEAM WHITE Practice Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
  10:45 TEAM RED Practice Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
  18:00 Intersquad Game #1 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Dec. 14 9:30 TEAM RED Practice Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
  10:45 TEAM WHITE Practice Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
  18:00 Intersquad Game #2 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Dec. 15 18:00 CAN vs Univ. of BC Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Dec. 16 TBD Media availability with team Vancouver, BC – TBD

After the conclusion of Canada’s selection camp, the team will travel to Chase, BC (approximately 30 minutes outside of Kamloops, BC – East on HWY 1) for a pre-competition camp.  Media availability during the Chase pre-competition portion (Dec. 17-19th) will be limited.  All practices in Chase and Kamloops are open to the public, free of charge.

PRE-COMPETITION CAMP (DEC 17-23)
DATE TIME (PT) EVENT LOCATION
Dec. 17 10:00 CAN Practice Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena
  16:00 CAN Practice Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena
Dec. 18 10:00 CAN Practice Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena
  15:30 CAN Practice Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena
Dec. 19 11:00 CAN Practice Chase, BC – Art Holding Memorial Arena
Dec 20 10:30 Pre-game skate Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre
  19:00 CAN vs CZE Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
Dec 21 11:30 CAN Practice Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre
Dec 22 10:30 Pre-game skate Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre
  19:00 CAN vs RUS Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre
Dec 23 9:00 CAN Practice Kamloops, BC – Interior Saving Centre
    Depart in afternoon for Vancouver

Five game ticket packages for the World Junior Championship games in Kamloops and Kelowna, including both of Canada’s pre-competition games, are on sale now and still available for purchase.  For games in Kamloops contact Ticketmaster at 250-828-3339 and for the Kelowna package contact Select Your Tickets at 250-762-5050.

MEDIA HOTEL INFORMATION – Selection camp and pre-competition schedule:

The following hotels have been identified as official media hotels for the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship and for Canada’s selection camp and pre-competition schedule.  Media should book rooms directly with the hotel prior to November 15th:

VANCOUVER KELOWNA KAMLOOPS/CHASE
Pan Pacific Hotel Manteo Resort Executive Inn
www.panpacific.com www.manteo.com www.executiveinn.kamloops.com
309-999 Canada Place 3762 Lakeshore Road 540 Victoria Street
Media Rate: $110/night Media Rate: $90/night Media Rate: $70/night
(604) 662-8111 (250) 860-1031 1-888-388-3932

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

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