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Canada's National Women's Team to Face United States in Victoria, B.C. on October 5
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October 1, 2009
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CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team travels to Victoria, B.C. this weekend to face the United States on Monday, October 5 at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. The Canada-U.S. game in Victoria marks the first in a series of six games in 2009-10 between the top two teams in women’s hockey, with only two other games in Canada prior to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (December 15 in Calgary, January 1 in Ottawa).

Canada and the U.S. met twice at the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver in September, and the rivals will meet again at the 2009 4 Nations Cup in Sweden in November. The U.S. has won the first two games of 2009-10.

Game tickets for the Canada-U.S. game in Victoria on October 5 are available at

www.selectyourtickets.com, by phone at 250-220-7777 or in person at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre box office.

CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM SCHEDULE IN VICTORIA

All on-ice sessions will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard Street, Victoria, B.C.)

NOTE - Canada and U.S. practices are open to the public, free of charge.

Saturday, October 3

1:03 p.m. | Team Canada arrival at Victoria International Airport (WJ513)

Media availability in arrival area

Sunday, October 4

10:45 a.m. | Team USA practice

12:30 p.m. | Team Canada practice

Monday, October 5

10:00 a.m. | Team Canada practice

11:00 a.m. | Team USA practice

7:00 p.m. | CANADA vs. USA (live on TSN2/4 p.m. ET on October 6 on RDS)

MEDIA AVAILABILITIES: Players and staff will be available for media interviews AFTER on-ice sessions. André Brin, Hockey Canada’s senior manager of communications/broadcast, will be on-site to assist with all media requests. The National Women’s Team media guide can be downloaded at hockeycanada.ca.

The Canada-U.S. game on October 5 will be broadcast live across Canada on TSN2 and on tape delay on RDS (4 p.m. ET, October 6). Live game updates will also be posted at hockeycanada.ca.

HOCKEY CANADA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN VICTORIA (October 4-5)

Hockey Canada will also be hosting several development programs over the course of the week, including a workshop in female hockey opportunities, an Esso Fun Day and a Coaches’ Hot Stove session. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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