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Canada’s National Women’s Team heading to Leamington, Ont., in advance of world championship

All practices and scrimmages at pre-tournament camp will be free and open to the public

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March 17, 2017
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CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team will be on-ice in Leamington, Ont., from March 24-29 for a series of practices and scrimmages in advance of the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Mich.

Canada’s pre-tournament camp will be hosted at the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex and features practices and games that are free and open to the public. A complete pre-tournament schedule can be found here.

Canada’s National Women’s Team roster was announced last month and features 23-players including:

  • 16 players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship (Agosta, Bram, Clark, Davis, Fortino, Jenner, Johnston, Krzyzaniak, Larocque, Maschmeyer, Mikkelson, Poulin, Rougeau, Spooner, Turnbull, Wakefield);
  • 13 players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia (Agosta, Fortino, Irwin, Jenner, Johnston, Lacasse, Larocque, Mikkelson, Poulin, Rougeau, Spooner, Szabados, Wakefield);
  • Four players who will make their world championship debut with Canada’s National Women’s Team (Ambrose, Fast, Potomak, Stacey).

Canada is scheduled to open the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship against the United States on March 31, and also faces Finland (April 1) and Russia (April 3) in the preliminary round. A complete tournament schedule can be found here.

All of Canada’s games at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship will be broadcast by TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada. Visit TSN.ca and RDS.ca for broadcast times.

The 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship is the 18th since the tournament’s 1990 inception. Canada’s National Women’s Team has appeared in every world championship gold-medal game, winning 10 gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2012) and seven silver (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016).

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Team Program, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Women.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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