SALMON ARM, BC – After four days of great action in Salmon Arm, BC, four teams remain in the hunt for the 2007 Esso Women’s Nationals title.
Both semi-final games are scheduled to take place on Friday, March 9, at the Sunwave Centre.
At 4:30 p.m., Ontario 2 (Etobicoke Dolphins) will take on Ontario 1 (Mississauga Aeros). Then, at 7:30 p.m., Nova Scotia will battle Alberta. The winners will meet for gold on Saturday at 1 p.m., with the losing teams playing for bronze at 9 a.m. (All times are Pacific)
Ontario 1 reached the semifinal after finishing second in Pool A with a 3-1 record. Alberta, meanwhile, will play in the second semifinal thanks to winning Pool A with a 4-0 record. The two other teams advanced to the semi-finals with quarter-final wins on Thursday. First, Nova Scotia beat New Brunswick 4-1. Then, Ontario 2 defeated B.C., 4-0.
Saturday’s final, scheduled for 1 p.m. PST (4 p.m. ET), will be shown live on TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters. Dave Randorf will be joined by Cassie Campbell in the Sunwave Centre play-by-play booth while Sportcentre’s Holly Horton will be reporting from ice-level.
The Esso Women’s National Championship started in 1982 and is Canada’s senior women’s championship. The event attracts some of the most well-known names in Canadian female hockey. This year is no different with National Team players Hayley Wickenheiser, Danielle Goyette, Gillian Ferrari, Delaney Collins and others taking part in the tournament.
Media inquiries throughout the event should be directed to Chris Jurewicz, Hockey Canada’s Coordinator of Communications. He can be reached at (403) 880-5819.
For more information on the 2007 Esso Women’s National Championship, go to Hockey Canada’s official website at www.hockeycanada.ca