CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada, along with Team Canada head coach Andy Murray, and general manager Steve Yzerman, announced on Friday that forward Shane Doan (Halkirk, AB/ Phoenix Coyotes) will serve as Canada’s captain, while Eric Brewer (Kamloops, BC/ St. Louis Blues) will be the only permanent alternate captain.
A second alternate captain will be named for each game on a game-per-game basis.
Doan, 30, has played for Canada at four World Championships, capturing gold in 20, and silver in 2005. He also played for Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, winning gold, and at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
Brewer, 28, has represented Canada on seven separate occasions, including four World Championships, winning two gold medals with Canada in 20. Brewer also played at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, winning gold both times.
The 2007 IIHF World Hockey Championship will run from April 27- in Moscow, Russia.
Canada opens the 2007 IIHF World Men’s Hockey Championship on April 28 against Germany. All of Canada’s games will be broadcast live by TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada. (check local listings).
2008 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Canada - Canada will be hosting the IIHF World Men’s Championship, for the first time ever, in May 2008 in Halifax and Quebec City. For more information on the 2008 IIHF World Men’s Championship, go to www.hockeycanada.ca/2008.