OTTAWA – Ottawa, ON will be the site for Team Canada’s training camp for the World Cup of Hockey 2004 and
Ottawa’s Corel Centre will host three exhibition games (the ‘Team Canada International Series’), which
includes two of Team Canada’s exhibition games on August 25 and August 28 and the Russia vs. Slovakia game on
Team Canada’s training camp will open on August 20th at the University of Ottawa, where the team will
train for three days and then relocate to the Corel Centre. Canada will play their first game of the World
Cup of Hockey 2004 on August 31 versus Team USA at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
TEAM CANADA INTERNATIONAL SERIES (3 game ticket package)
- Wednesday, Canada vs. USA 7:30pm ET Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON
- Saturday, Canada vs. Slovakia 7:00pm ET Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON
- Sunday, Russia vs. Slovakia 7:00pm ET Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON
Three game ticket packages for the ‘Team Canada International Series’ at the Corel Centre will go on sale
to the general public on Monday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Three game ticket packages start at $105 (plus
applicable taxes and service charges).
Three game ticket packages can be purchased by the general public on-line at www.capitaltickets.ca, by
calling 613-599-FANS or by calling toll free: 1-877-788-FANS. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the
Corel Centre box office and at all Sports Expert locations in Ottawa-Gatineau.
Team Canada will play a third exhibition game in Columbus, OH:
- Monday, Canada vs. USA Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
Ticket information for Team Canada’s game in Columbus, OH is not yet available.
The World Cup of Hockey 2004 will feature eight teams in competition taking place on two continents from
Aug. 30 - Sept. 14, with the single-game championship being played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
The North American Pool will include Canada, Russia, Slovakia and the defending champion United States,
while the European Pool includes the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Sweden. Teams will
participate in round-robin play within their pool. All teams then advance to the single
game-elimination quarterfinal round, with winners advancing to the semifinals and then the championship
World Cup of Hockey games will be played at four European and three North American venues. Hartwall Arena
in Helsinki, Finland will host games Aug. 30 and Sept. 4. Games will be played at Globe Arena in
Stockholm, Sweden Aug. 31 and Sept. 1; Cologne Arena in Cologne, Germany on Sept. 2; and Sazka Arena in
Prague, Czech Republic on Sept. 3. European quarterfinal games will be played at the home venue of the
top two European finishers in round-robin play.