CALGARY, Alta. – Forward Blayre Turnbull, will be joining Canada’s National Women’s Team at the upcoming 4 Nations Cup from Nov. 4-8 in Sundsvall, Sweden.
The 22-year-old from Stellarton, N.S., won a gold medal at the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C., and replaces injured Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL). Turnbull currently plays with the Calgary Inferno of the CWHL.
With the addition of Turnbull, Canada’s roster will feature 14 returning gold medallists from its thrilling 3-2 victory over the United States at the 2014 4 Nations Cup.
For the 20th time, the 4 Nations Cup will bring together four top women’s hockey countries in the world – Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. Canada plays an exhibition game against Sweden on Nov. 1 and opens the tournament against Finland on Nov. 4, and also faces the United States (Nov. 5) and Sweden (Nov. 7) in preliminary action. Both the bronze and gold-medal games will be played on Nov. 8. A complete tournament schedule can be found here. Live game stats and webcasts of all game from Sundsvall and Kovland can be found here.
Since the debut of the 4 Nations Cup in 1996, Canada’s National Women’s Team has won the gold medal a total of 14 times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014), and earned silver on five occasions (1997, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012).
Note to media: Morgan Bell, Hockey Canada’s media relations coordinator, will be on-site at the 4 Nations Cup with Canada’s National Women’s Team. For all interview requests, please email her at [email protected].
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