Canada's National Women's Team Set to Arrive in Nova Scotia for World Championship Pre-Competition Camp
March 19, 2004

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Canada’s National Women’s Team will be arriving in Nova Scotia this weekend for an eight-day pre-competition camp in Halifax and Antigonish, Hockey Canada announced on Thursday.

Head Coach Karen Hughes also announced that a seventh alternate defencemen, Correne Bredin, of Warburg (Alb.) will be attending the pre-competition camp, bringing the total number of players attending camp to 23 players: two goaltenders, six defencemen, 12 forwards, and an alternate goaltender, an alternate defenceman and an alternate forward.

Team Canada’s pre-competition will feature:

  • Practices in Halifax and Antigonish open to the general public free of charge;
  • An autograph session in Halifax on March 22nd, and an autograph session in Antigonish, NS on March 27th
  • A ‘Skate with the Champions’ for minor hockey players in Antigonish on March 27th
  • A team skate with members of the St. Francis Xavier University Women’s Hockey Team and the Antigonish Senior Women’s Hockey Team
  • An exhibition game vs. Sweden on March 28th in Antigonish, NS

“We’re very excited to be in the final stretch leading to the 2004 World Championship in Halifax and Dartmouth,” said Canada’s Head Coach Karen Hughes. “The pre-competition camp will be a very important step in getting the players and staff ready for the challenge of defending the World Championship. We look forward to being in Halifax and Antigonish, and feeding off the energy of those communities to give a gold medal performance at the World Championship.”

The 2004 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship runs from March 30- in Halifax and Dartmouth.


Sunday, March 21st, 2004 / Le dimanche
10-11h30 Practice/ Entraînement Saint Mary’s University
17-18h30 Practice/ Entraînement Dalhousie University
Monday, March 22nd, 2004 / Le lundi
11h30 Meet the Team Luncheon’ /Dîner-rencontre World Trade Centre
13h00 Team Autograph Session/Séance d’autographes World Trade Centre
15-16h30 Practice/ Entraînement Halifax Metro Centre
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004 / Le mardi
0-11h45 Practice/ Entraînement Millenium Centre (Antigonish, NS/ N.-É.)
16h30-18h00 Practice/ Entraînement Millenium Centre (Antigonish, NS/ N.-É.)
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004 / Le mercredi
10-11h45 Practice/ Entraînement Millenium Centre
Thursday, March 25th, 2004 / Le jeudi
10-11h45 Practice/ Entraînement Millenium Centre
16h30-17h45 Practice/ Entraînement Millenium Centre
17h45-18h15 Skate with St. Francis-Xavier Women’s Team/ Antigonish Senior Women’s Team
Séance avec l’équipe féminine de St-Francis-Xavier/ Équipe féminine senior d’Antigonish
Friday, March 26th, 2004 / Le vendredi
9-10h30 School visits/ Visites d’écoles Antigonish, NS/ N.-É.
13h15-15h00 Practice/ Entraînement Millenium Centre
Saturday, March 27th, 2004 / Le samedi
13h00-14h30 Practice/ Entraînement Millenium Centre
15h00-15h45 Minor Hockey ‘Skate with Champions’
Le hockey mineur patine avec les championnes
Millenium Centre
16h00-16h30 Autograph Session/ Séance d’autographes Millenium Centre
Sunday, March 28th, 2004 / Le dimanche
14h00 CANADA vs. Sweden/Suède Millenium Centre Millenium Centre

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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