Hockey Canada B.C. Hockey Hockey Alberta Saskatchewan Hockey Association Hockey Manitoba Hockey Northwestern Ontario Ontario Hockey Federation Hockey Eastern Ontario Hockey Quebec Hockey New Brunswick Hockey P.E.I. Hockey Nova Scotia Hockey Newfoundland Hockey North

MATT COOKE NAMED TO TEAM CANADA 2004 IIHF MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROSTER SET AT 23 FOR CANADA

by Hockey Manitoba  |  April 23, 2004 12:12 pm

CALGARY, AB – Team Canada General Manager, Jim Nill, along with Team Canada Assistant GM Don Maloney (NY Rangers) and Director, Player Personnel Lanny McDonald named Vancouver Canucks forward Matt Cooke to Team Canada’s roster for the 2004 World Championship.

The 2004 World Championship takes place in Prague, Czech Republic, April 24-May 9, 2004. Canada will open the Championship on April 25th versus Austria.

With the naming of Cooke, Canada’s roster stands at 23 players, the maximum allowed by the IIHF for the start of the championship (three goaltenders, seven defensemen and thirteen forwards).

Cooke had 23 points with the Canucks during the 2003-2004 season, playing in 53 games. In 7 playoff games versus Calgary, Cooke had 3 goals and 1 assist, ranking him fourth in Canucks playoff scoring.

Joel Quenneville is Team Canada’s Head Coach, while Mike Babcock (Mighty Ducks of Anaheim) and Tom Renney (New York Rangers) are the assistant coaches.

Canada played a tune up game on Thursday in Prague versus the Czech Republic, losing by the score of 8-5.

The official broadcaster of the Hockey Canada, TSN/RDS, will have live TV coverage of the Men’s Worlds, beginning with Canada’s first game of the championship on April 25.

Canada’s 2004 Men’s World Championship roster below

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

35 Giguère, Jean-Sébastien G L/G 6’1 199 05/16/77 Montreal, QC Anaheim (NHL)

30 Denis, Marc G L/G 6’1 193 08/01/77 Montreal, QC Columbus (NHL)

1 Luongo, Roberto G L/G 6’3 205 04/04/79 Montreal, QC Florida (NHL)

4 Bouwmeester, Jay D L/G 6’4 210 09/27/83 Edmonton, AB Florida (NHL)

2 Brewer, Eric D L/G 6’3 220 04/17/79 Vernon, BC Edmonton (NHL)

8 Mitchell, Willie D L/G 6’3 205 04/23/77 Port McNeill, BC Minnesota (NHL)

53 Morris, Derek D R/D 6’0 220 08/24/78 Edmonton, AB Phoenix (NHL)

27 Niedermayer, Scott D L/G 6’1 200 08/31/73 Cranbrook, BC New Jersey (NHL)

55 Schultz, Nick D L/G 6’0 187 08/25/82 Strasbourg, SK Minnesota (NHL)

24 Staios, Steve D R/D 6’1 200 07/28/73 Hamilton, ON Edmonton (NHL)

37 Bergeron, Patrice F/A R/D 6’1 186 07/24/85 Ancienne-Lorette, QC Boston (NHL)

48 Brière, Daniel F/A R/D 5’10 178 10/06/77 Gatineau, QC Buffalo (NHL)

tbd Cooke, Matt F/A L/G 5’11 205 09/07/78 Belleville, ON Vancouver (NHL)

17 Dumont, Jean-Pierre F/A L/G 6’1 205 04/01/78 Montreal, QC Buffalo (NHL)

15 Heatley, Dany F/A L/G 6’3 215 01/21/81 Freiburg, Germany Atlanta (NHL)

10 Horcoff, Shawn F/A L/G 6’1 202 11/17/78 Trail, BC Edmonton (NHL)

12 Friesen, Jeff F/A L/G 6’1 205 08/05/76 Meadow Lake, SK New Jersey (NHL)

7 Morrison, Brendan F/A L/G 5’11 180 08/12/75 Pitt Meadows, BC Vancouver (NHL)

10 Morrow, Brenden F/A L/G 5’11 210 01/16/79 Carlyle, SK Dallas (NHL)

28 Murray, Glen F/A R/D 6’3 225 11/01/72 Halifax, NS Boston (NHL)

94 Smyth, Ryan F/A L/G 6’1 190 02/21/76 Banff, AB Edmonton (NHL)

44 Niedermayer, Rob F/A L/G 6’2 205 12/28/74 Cranbrook, BC Anaheim (NHL)

11 Williams, Justin F/A R/D 6’1 190 10/04/81 Cobourg, ON Carolina (NHL)


Share
Hockey Canada News
WHL News
Nov 2, 2005
OPEN FORUM