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Canada's National Women's Team Concludes Pre-Olympic Exhibition Season in "Final Faceoff" Against USA in Vancouver, BC
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January 7, 2002
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VANCOUVER, BC - Canada's National Women's Hockey Team faces the U.S. for the "Final Faceoff" on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm ET at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC as Canada concludes it's pre-Olympic exhibition season, the Canadian Hockey Association announced on Monday.

Tuesday's game will mark the 8th and final meeting of the 2001-2002 season of the two top nations in Women's hockey prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The US has won all seven games, including victories on January 5th (3-1 in Chicago) and on January 6th (7-3 in Detroit).

The "Final Faceoff" will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS at 7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm ET, check local listings. Tickets for the January 8th "Final Faceoff" are still available at the General Motors Place Box Office or at all Ticketmaster locations (604)-280-4444.

A live game summary and reports will be available on www.canadianhockey.ca, as well as in-depth info on Canada's team including player profiles, stats and behind the scenes information.

Canada's National Women's Team has won all seven IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships and captured a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Canada named its final roster of 21 players for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in December, 2001 after four months of centralization involving a total of 30 players. "Final Faceoff" Schedule

Tuesday, January 8th - all times listed at PACIFIC

10 am - 10:50 am CANADA Pre-game skate General Motors Place

11 am - 11:50 am USA Pre-game skate General Motors Place

7:30 pm CAN vs. USA FINAL FACEOFF General Motors Place

Media wishing to attend the "Final Faceoff" can fill out a media accreditation form available at www.canadianhockey.ca/2002 . All Vancouver Canucks season pass accreditation will also be valid for the "Final Faceoff".


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

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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