CALGARY, AB – Canada’s National Women’s Team will gather in Pierrefonds, QC for a three-day camp from October 30 through November 1, prior to taking part in the 2008 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, NY.
Head coach Melody Davidson will have a roster of 22 players who will compete at the 2008 4 Nations Cup, from November 4-9, 2008. Davidson also announced on Tuesday that forward Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, MB/Mississauga, CWHL) has been added to Canada’s roster. A total of thirteen players from Canada’s silver medal-winning entry at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship are on the 4 Nations Cup roster. Canada will attempt to win the 4 Nations Cup for the fifth-straight year.
Practices in Pierrefonds are all open to the public free of charge. Canada will also face the Châteauguay Patriotes Midget AAA boys team on Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) at the Concordia University arena on the Loyola campus. Tickets for this game can be purchased at the door.
Canada, which won its fourth consecutive gold medal at the 4 Nations Cup in 2007 in Leksand, Sweden, will open the 2008 event on November 4 against Finland (1 p.m. EST). Canada will face the United States on November 6 and will wrap up the round-robin on November 7 versus Sweden.
The bronze and gold medal games will be played on November 9. All games will be played at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY. Go to www.orda.org for complete ticket information.
For all media requests, please direct interview requests to André Brin, Hockey Canada’s senior manager of media relations/broadcast, who will be on-site with the team. He can be reached at email@example.com or (403) 540-8444.