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Team Canada Set to Depart for Russia and Start of 2007 Super Series
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August 21, 2007
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TORONTO – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced details on Canada’s pre-competition camp in Moscow from August 22-26, in preparation for the Canada/Russia Super Series which begins on August 27th in Ufa, Russia.

The Canada/Russia Super Series, a one-time eight-game series featuring the best Under-20 players from Canada and Russia, will take place from August 27th to September 9th, with the first four games to be held in Russia, and the final four to be held in Canada.

The four Super Series games in Canada will be held in Winnipeg (September 4th), Saskatoon (September 5th), Red Deer (September 7th) and Vancouver (September 9th). For ticket information, go to www.hockeycanada.ca/superseries. The event starts in Russia with two games in Ufa (August 27th, 29th) and two games in Omsk (August 31st, September 1st).

All eight games, including the four games in Russia, will be broadcast by TSN/RDS and Rogers Sportsnet. Check your local listings for game times in your area.

Brent Sutter (Red Deer, WHL) will coach Canada at the Canada/Russia Super Series, with the first game of the eight-game series starting in Russia on August 27th and finishing with the eighth and final game in Canada on September 9th. Peter DeBoer (Kitchener, OHL) and Benoit Groulx (Gatineau, QMJHL) will join Sutter behind the Canadian bench as assistant coaches.

The Canada/Russia Super Series will also serve to evaluate and develop Canada’s National Junior Team for the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Craig Hartsburg (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL), the head coach of Canada’s 2008 National Junior Team this December, will be actively involved in the preparation and evaluation of Canada’s team for the Super Series, working closely with Sutter and his staff, along with head scout Al Murray.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Team Canada’s staff and players will fly to Frankfurt tonight, on Air Canada flight 876, which departs Toronto at 10:05 p.m. ET.

All media interview requests while the team is in Russia should be directed in advance to Team Canada’s Media Relations Manager, André Brin at abrin@hockeycanada.ca or by dialing toll free 1-877-202-3800, then 011-37-253-386-941. Please note the time difference between Russia and North America. Moscow is eight hours ahead of Eastern Time; Ufa is 10 hours ahead of Eastern Time while Omsk is 11 hours ahead of Eastern Time. Once media requests on-site have been attended to, we will make all efforts to accommodate as many interviews as possible within the team’s schedule.


For more information:

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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