Six Players Loaned By NHL Teams to Canada's National Mens Team for 2002 Deutschland Cup
October 30, 2002

CALGARY, AB - Six players have been loaned to Canada's National Men's Team by five NHL teams for the 2002 Deutschland Cup, National Men's Team General Manager Steve Tambellini announced on Thursday.

Canada's National Men's Team for international events such as the Deutschland Cup are comprised of Canadians either currently playing in Europe or in the AHL.

Canada's roster for the 2002 Deutschland Cup boasts six players on loan from NHL teams: Micki Dupont (Calgary), Michael Henrich (Edmonton), Steve Kariya (Vancouver), Travis Roche (Minnesota), Peter Sarno (Edmonton) and Jonathan Sim (Dallas).

"We're very pleased with the group of players we've assembled for these international games and especially with the involvement of five NHL teams," said Tambellini. "NHL General Managers have recognized Canada's National Men's Team as a great development opportunity for key young players in their organizations."

In 2001-2002, Canada's National Men's Team had seven players (Blair Betts, CAL; Sébastien Centomo, TOR; Ryan Bonni, VAN, Christian Chartier, TOR; Patrick Desrochers, PHX, Steve Montador, CAL; Jamie Wright, CAL.on loan from NHL teams for the Spengler Cup where Canada lost the championship in overtime, and three players (Micki Dupont, CAL; Alex Henry, EDM; Chad Hinz, EDM) on loan from NHL teams for the Sweden Games.

Deutschland Cup in Hannover, Germany (November 8-10, 2002)
Canada's entry for the Deutschland Cup, coached by Gary Green, will take part in an exhibition game in Cologne on Nov. 6th against Germany and in the Deutschland Cup from November 8-10 in Hannover, Germany. Canada will be facing National teams from Germany, Switzerland and the USA in this event. Canada won the Deutschland Cup for the first time in 2000 and finished 3rd in 2001. The team will have the six players on loan from NHL teams, several former NHL-ers, including Shawn Anderson, Bohonos and Alex Hicks and former Olympians Todd Hlushko and Brad Schlegel.

For any media inquiries, team leader Denis Hainault can be reached at the Dorint Hotel in Cologne on February 6th (011 49 221 801 90905) and the Congress Hotel in Hannover from November 7-10 (011 49 511 28 05 0).

Exhibition game against Switzerland in Bern, Switzerland ()

A second team, also coached by Green, will also play an exhibition game against the Swiss National Team on in Bern, Switzerland.

Canada's roster for this game will have several former NHL-ers, including Lonny Bohonos, Sébastien Bordeleau, Mike Craig, Christian Dubé, Jamie Heward, Christian Matte and Jarrold Skalde and former Olympians Mark Astley, Chris Lindberg and Jean-Yves Roy.

For any media inquiries, team leader Denis Hainault can be reached at the Hotel Bern (011 41 31 329 22 22).

The CHA and the Men's Team coaching staff are taking part in these competitions with two different rosters as an opportunity to develop and evaluate players for future events in Europe.


Player No. Ht.(cm) Wt.(kg) Birthdate Hometown 2002-2003 Team
Joueuse # T. P. Naissance Ville d’origine Équipe 2002-2003
Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but
Ian Gordon 1 179 81 27 (05/15/75) North Battleford, SK Schwenningen (GER)
Shane Peacock 2 180 90 29 (07/07/73) Edmonton, AB Kolner Haie (GER)
Darryl Shannon 4 188 96 34 (06/21/68) Barrie, ON Krefeld Pinguine (GER)
Micki Dupont 5 178 80 22 (04/15/80) Calgary, AB Saint John Flames (AHL)
Travis Roche 7 186 87 24 (06/17/78) Grand Cache, AB Houston Aeros (AHL)
Daniel Lambert 19 176 84 32 (01/12/70) St-Boniface, MB Krefeld Pinguine (GER)
Shawn Anderson 23 186 91 34 (02/07/68) Montreal, QC Nuernberg Ice Tigers (GER)
Brad Schlegel 28 180 85 34 (07/22/68) Kitchener, ON Kolner Haie (GER)
Andy Schneider 9 177 81 30 (03/29/72) Edmonton, AB Hamburg Freezers (GER)
Steve Junker 11 186 87 30 (06/26/72) Castlegar, BC Adler Mannheim (GER)
Steve Kariya 12 172 80 24 (12/22/77) Vancouver, BC Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jonathan Sim 14 178 83 25 (09/29/77) New Glasgow, NS Utah Grizzlies (AHL)
Gary Shuchuk 16 179 87 35 (02/17/67) Edmonton, AB Krefeld Pinguine (GER)
Peter Sarno 17 181 85 23 (07/26/79) Toronto, ON Espoo Blues (FIN)
Lonny Bohonos 18 181 87 29 (05/20/73) Winnipeg, MB Davos (SUI)
Mike Kennedy 20 185 92 30 (04/13/72) Vancouver, BC Adler Mannheim (GER)
Alex Hicks 21 183 89 33 (09/04/69) Calgary, AB Kolner Haie (GER)
Michael Henrich 25 188 95 22 (03/03/80) Thornhill, ON Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
David Nemirovsky 26 188 92 26 (08/01/76) Toronto, ON Ilves (FIN)
Steve Walker 27 183 86 29 (01/12/73) Collingwood, ON Berlin Eisbaren (GER)
Todd Hlushko 29 180 85 32 (02/07/70) Toronto, ON Adler Mannheim (GER)
General Manager/Directeur-gérant: Steve Tambellini
Assistant General Manager/DG adjoint: Mike Pelino
Head Coach/Entraîneur-chef: Gary Green
Assistant Coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Mike Kelly
Assistant Coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Chris Valentine
Team Leader/Chef d'équipe: Denis Hainault
Team Doctor/Médecin d'équipe: Dr. Jim Thorne
Equipment Manager/Gérant d'équipement: Jeff Lang
Physiotherapist/Physiothérapeute: Gord Routledge
Team Assistant/Adjoint d'équipe: Rick Amann

For more information:

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


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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