Hockey Canada Announces Men's National Team Roster for The Upcoming Skoda Cup
February 3, 2004

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Hockey Canada announced Tuesday Team Canada’s Men’s National Team roster for the Skoda Cup being held in Basel, Switzerland February 6-8, 2004.

The Skoda Cup, formerly known as the Swiss Cup, is held annually in Basel, Switzerland. This will be the second time Team Canada has participated in the event, placing second in last years tournament.

Hockey Canada’s Vice-president, Hockey Johnny Misley and Team Manager Scott Salmond along with Head Coach Gary Green have put together a roster of Canadian born players playing in Europe on loan from their club teams and one AHL team.

“We are very pleased with the team we have assembled for this event. We have been successful at two previous tournaments in Europe this season with Canada’s Men’s National Teams (Slovakia Cup and Spengler Cup), and we feel we have a great chance to add a third championship with this team,” said Johnny Misley. “We are very thankful to all the teams that allowed their players to participate in this event and represent Canada at this year’s Skoda Cup.”

Canada’s 22-player roster for the Skoda Cup will boast many former NHL players, with their career NHL stats in brackets.

Jamie Heward (239: 25G, 45A, 70PTS), Mark Astley (75: 4G, 19A, 23PTS), Lonny Bohonos (83: 19G, 16A, 35PTS), Hnat Domenichelli (267: 52G, 61A, 113PTS), Stacey Roest (244: 28G, 48A, 76PTS), Mike Maneluk (85: 11G, 10A, 21PTS), Jeff Toms (236: 22G, 33A, 55PTS), Jeff Shantz (642: 72G, 139A, 211PTS), Adrian Plavsic (214: 16G, 56A, 72PTS), Jesse Fibiger (16: 0G, 0A, 0PTS), Darren Van Impe (411: 25G, 90A, 115PTS), Paul DiPietro (192: 31G, 49A, 80PTS), Eric Landry (68: 5G, 9A, 14PTS), Glen Metropolit (103: 10G, 37A, 47PTS), Jean-Guy trudel (5: 0G, 0A, 0PTS), Todd Hlushko (79: 8G, 13A, 21PTS), Corey Hirsch (108: 3.13GAA, 34W).

Head Coach Gary Green was also the Head Coach for Team Canada’s gold medal winning team at last year’s 2003 Spengler Cup. Green, who also coached the NHL’s Washington Capitals from 19, will be joined by Assistant Coaches Don McKee, who is currently with the Odessa Jackalopes in the CHL and Bob Leslie.

Canada will play an exhibition game Tuesday, February 3 @ 11:30am (MT) in Budapest, Hungary versus the Hungarian National Team. Then the Canadian’s will open up the tournament against Germany on Friday, February 6 @ 7:45pm (MT), followed by their second game, Saturday, February 7 @ 11:30am (MT) vs. Slovakia, and their final game Sunday, February 8 @ 7:30pm (MT) vs. Switzerland.


# Player Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown 2003-2004 Team
# Joueur T. P. Naissance Ville d'origine Équipe 2003-2004
Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but
1 Verner, Andrew 6'0 194 11/20/72 Weston, ON EC KAC (AUS)
31 Hirsch, Corey 5'10 175 08/10/72 Medicine Hat, AB Timra IK (SEL)
3 Plavsic, Adrian 6'1 200 01/13/70 Montreal, PQ EHC Basel (SUI)
4 Belanger, Chris 6'1 190 04/04/72 Welland, ON EHCB Biel/Bienne (SUI)
5 Fibiger, Jesse 6'3 210 04/04/78 Victoria, BC Cleveland Barons (AHL)
6 Heward, Jamie 6'2 198 03/30/71 Regina, SK Zurich (SUI)
7 Peacock, Shane 5'10 200 07/07/73 Edmonton, AB Hamburg Freezers (DEL)
21 Van Impe, Darren 6'1 194 05/18/73 Saskatoon, SK Hamburg Freezers (DEL)
27 Astley, Mark 5'11 185 03/30/69 Calgary, AB HC Lugano (SUI)
11 Shantz, Jeff 6'0 200 10/10/73 Duchess, AB SCL Langnau (SUI)
12 Trudel, Jean-Guy 6'0 200 10/18/75 Sudbury, ON Ambri-Piotta (SUI)
13 Hlushko, Todd 5'11 185 02/07/70 Toronto, ON Mannheimer Adler (DEL)
15 Gardner, Ryan 6'6 225 04/18/78 Toronto, ON HC Lugano (SUI)
16 Bohonos, Lonny 5'11 190 05/20/73 Winnipeg, MB Zurich (SUI)
17 Domenichelli, Hnat 5'11 179 02/16/76 Edmonton, AB Ambri-Piotta (SUI)
18 Metropolit, Glen 6'0 185 06/25/74 Toronto, ON Jokerit (FIN)
19 Roest, Stacey 5'10 190 03/15/74 Lethbridge, AB Rapperswil (SUI)
20 Alston, Jan 5'9 176 04/14/69 Granby, QC Zurich (SUI)
22 Landry, Eric 5'11 185 01/20/75 Gatineau, PQ HC Lausanne (SUI)
23 Maneluk, Mike 6'0 190 10/01/73 Winnipeg, MB Lugano (SUI)
25 Toms, Jeff 6'5 209 06/04/74 Swift Current, SK EHC Basel (SUI)
26 Di Pietro, Paul 5'9 175 09/08/70 Sault Ste. Marie, ON EV Zug (SUI)


Vice President, Hockey Operations/Vice-président, les Opérations d'Hockey:Johnny MisleyHockey Canada

Head Coach/Entraineur-chef:Gary GreenHockey Canada

Assistant Coach/ Entraineur adjoint:Don McKeeOdessa Jackalopes (CHL)

Assistant Coach/ Entraineur adjoint:Bob LeslieHockey Canada

Video Coach/ Entraîneur vidéo:Allesandro BeninSCL Langnau (SUI)

Manager/Responsible:Scott SalmondHockey Canada

Team Doctor/ Médecin d'équipe:Dr. Ian AuldHockey Canada

Equipment Manager/Directeur d'équipement:Robin McDonaldHockey Canada

Team Doctor/ Médecin d'équipe: Dr. Jim ThorneHockey Canada

Physiotherapist/Physiotherapeute:T.D. ForssEdmonton Eskimos (CFL)

Assistant Equipment Manager/ Le Directeur auxiliaire d'Equipement: J.J. Stiffler Hockey Canada

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
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