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HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER FOR THE UPCOMING SKODA CUP

by Hockey Manitoba  |  February 3, 2004 12:12 pm

HOCKEY CANADA

RELEASE

February 3, 2004

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Hockey Canada announced Tuesday Team Canada’s Men’s National Team roster for the Skoda Cup being held in Basel, Switzerland February 6-8, 2004.

The Skoda Cup, formerly known as the Swiss Cup, is held annually in Basel, Switzerland. This will be the second time Team Canada has participated in the event, placing second in last years tournament.

Hockey Canada’s Vice-president, Hockey Johnny Misley and Team Manager Scott Salmond along with Head Coach Gary Green have put together a roster of Canadian born players playing in Europe on loan from their club teams and one AHL team.

“We are very pleased with the team we have assembled for this event. We have been successful at two previous tournaments in Europe this season with Canada’s Men’s National Teams (Slovakia Cup and Spengler Cup), and we feel we have a great chance to add a third championship with this team,” said Johnny Misley. “We are very thankful to all the teams that allowed their players to participate in this event and represent Canada at this year’s Skoda Cup.”

Canada’s 22-player roster for the Skoda Cup will boast many former NHL players, with their career NHL stats in brackets.

Jamie Heward (239: 25G, 45A, 70PTS), Mark Astley (75: 4G, 19A, 23PTS), Lonny Bohonos (83: 19G, 16A, 35PTS), Hnat Domenichelli (267: 52G, 61A, 113PTS), Stacey Roest (244: 28G, 48A, 76PTS), Mike Maneluk (85: 11G, 10A, 21PTS), Jeff Toms (236: 22G, 33A, 55PTS), Jeff Shantz (642: 72G, 139A, 211PTS), Adrian Plavsic (214: 16G, 56A, 72PTS), Jesse Fibiger (16: 0G, 0A, 0PTS), Darren Van Impe (411: 25G, 90A, 115PTS), Paul DiPietro (192: 31G, 49A, 80PTS), Eric Landry (68: 5G, 9A, 14PTS), Glen Metropolit (103: 10G, 37A, 47PTS), Jean-Guy trudel (5: 0G, 0A, 0PTS), Todd Hlushko (79: 8G, 13A, 21PTS), Corey Hirsch (108: 3.13GAA, 34W).

Head Coach Gary Green was also the Head Coach for Team Canada’s gold medal winning team at last year’s 2003 Spengler Cup. Green, who also coached the NHL’s Washington Capitals from 1979 to 1981, will be joined by Assistant Coaches Don McKee, who is currently with the Odessa Jackalopes in the CHL and Bob Leslie.

Canada will play an exhibition game Tuesday, February 3 @ 11:30am (MT) in Budapest, Hungary versus the Hungarian National Team. Then the Canadian’s will open up the tournament against Germany on Friday, February 6 @ 7:45pm (MT), followed by their second game, Saturday, February 7 @ 11:30am (MT) vs. Slovakia, and their final game Sunday, February 8 @ 7:30pm (MT) vs. Switzerland.

For more information about the Skoda Cup or Hockey Canada, please visit our web site at www.hockeycanada.ca

– ROSTER ATTACHED –

For more information:

Brad Pascall

Director, Communications

Hockey Canada

403-777-4556

bpascall@hockeycanada.ca

CANADA’S NATIONAL MEN’S TEAM

February 6-8, 2004

Skoda Cup

Basel, Switzerland

# Player Pos. S/C Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown 2003-2004 Team

1 Verner, Andrew G L 6’0/184 194/89 11/20/72 Weston, ON EC KAC (AUS)

31 Hirsch, Corey G L 5’10/179 175/83 08/10/72 Medicine Hat, AB Timra IK (SEL)

3 Plavsic, Adrian D L 6’1/186 200/91 01/13/70 Montreal, PQ EHC Basel (SUI)

4 Belanger, Chris D R 6’1/185 190/86 04/04/72 Welland, ON EHCB Biel (SUI)

5 Fibiger, Jesse D L 6’3/191 220/100 04/04/78 Victoria, BC Cleveland Barons (AHL)

6 Heward, Jamie D R 6’2/188 198/90 03/30/71 Regina, SK Zurich Lions (SUI)

7 Peacock, Shane D R 5’10/178 200/91 07/07/73 Edmonton, AB Hamburg Freezers (DEL)

21 Van Impe, DarrenD L 6’1/185 194/88 05/18/73 Saskatoon, SK Hamburg Freezers (DEL)

27 Astley, Mark D L 5’11/181 185/85 03/30/69 Calgary, AB HC Lugano (SUI)

11 Shantz, Jeff F/A R 5’11/181 200/91 10/10/73 Duchess, AB SCL Langnau (SUI)

12 Trudel, Jean-Guy F/A L 6’0/186 200/91 10/18/75 Sudbury, ON Ambri-Piotta (SUI)

13 Hlushko, Todd F/A L 5’11/180 185/84 02/07/70 Toronto, ON Mannheimer Adler (DEL)

15 Gardner, Ryan F/A R 6’6/196 225/105 04/18/78 Toronto, ON HC Lugano (SUI)

16 Bohonos, Lonny F/A R 5’11/181 190/87 05/20/73 Winnipeg, MA Zurich Lions (SUI)

17 Domenichelli, HnatF/A L 5‘11/180 179/81 02/16/76 Edmonton, AB Ambri-Piotta (SUI)

18 Metropolit, Glen F/A R 6’0/183 185/84 06/25/74 Toronto, ON Jokerit (FIN)

19 Roest, Stacey F/A R 5’10/178 190/87 03/15/74 Lethbridge, AB Rapperswil (SUI)

20 Alston, Jan F/A R 5’9/175 176/80 04/14/69 Granby, PQ Zurich Lions (SUI)

22 Landry, Eric F/A L 5’11/181 185/84 01/20/75 Gatineau, PQ HC Lausanne (SUI)

23 Maneluk, Mike F/A R 6’0/183 190/87 10/01/73 Winnipeg, MA HC Lugano (SUI)

25 Toms, Jeff F/A L 6’5/195 209/96 06/04/74 Swift Current, SK EHC Basel (SUI)
26 DiPietro, Paul F/A R 5’9/175 175/83 09/08/70 Sault Ste. Marie, ON EV Zug (SUI)

Head Coach: Gary Green Hockey Canada

Assistant Coach: Don McKee Odessa Jackalopes (CHL)

Assistant Coach: Bob Leslie Hockey Canada

Video Coach Allesandro Benin SCL Langnau (SUI)

Manager: Scott Salmond Hockey Canada

Team Doctor: Dr. Ian Auld Hockey Canada

Physiotherapist: T.D. Forss Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)

Team Masseuse: Andy Huppi Rapperswil (SUI)

Equipment Manager: Robin McDonald Hockey Canada

Assistant Equipment Manager/ J.J. Stiffler Hockey Canada


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