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2008 Esso Women's Nationals, 2008 TELUS Cup and 2008 RBC Cup to be webcast live
on TELUS.com and HockeyCanada.ca
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March 11, 2008
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CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada, in partnership with premier marketing partner TELUS, have announced that round robin, semi-final and bronze medal games for the upcoming 2008 Esso Women’s Nationals, 2008 TELUS Cup and 2008 RBC Cup will be available live via webcast at www.telushockeycanada.com.

The games will be webcasted live from the respective host communities of Charlottetown, PEI, Arnprior, ON and Cornwall, ON, and will be accessible from anywhere around the world. The webcasts will be free of charge, and can be accessed from the front page of the Hockey Canada website at www.hockeycanada.ca.

Hockey Canada’s upcoming national championships:

2008 Esso Women’s Nationals – March 11th to 15th – Charlottetown, PEI
2008 TELUS Cup (National Midget Championship) – April 21st to 27th – Arnprior, ON
2008 RBC Cup (National Junior A Championship) – May 3rd to 11th – Cornwall, ON

The 2007-2008 season marks the first time that round robin, semi-final and bronze medal games from Hockey Canada’s national championships will be available via webcast. The gold medal games from all three events will be broadcast on TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada.

“TELUS is committed to connecting Canadians to the sports they love. We are excited to be working with Hockey Canada to provide webcasting of championship events such as the TELUS Cup National Midget Hockey Championships,” said Steve Podborski, executive director of sport for TELUS. “As a premier partner of Hockey Canada, TELUS is proud to use our technology to bring the action directly to hockey fans around the world.”

“We’re very excited that our fans will now be able to be a part of our national championships, regardless of where they are across the country,” said Scott Smith, Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer. “These are some of our most prestigious championships, and this allows us to share them with all of our fans.”


For more information:

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

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