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OTTAWA TO HOST TEAM CANADA’S TRAINING CAMP FOR WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY 2004

by Hockey Manitoba  |  March 12, 2004 12:12 pm

INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY SERIES’ OF THREE EXHIBITION GAMES TO BE HELD AT COREL CENTRE IN OTTAWA

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 August 29.

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, August 25, 2004 Canada vs. USA 7:30pm ET Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON

· Saturday, August 28, 2004 Canada vs. Slovakia 7:00pm ET Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON

· Sunday, August 29, 2004 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, August 23, 2004 Canada vs. USA Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

Ticket information for Team Canada’s game in Columbus, OH is not yet available.

For more information on the World Cup of Hockey 2004, visit www.wch2004.com. For information on Team Canada and Hockey Canada, visit www.hockeycanada.ca .

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 game.

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.

For more information:

Brad Pascall

Director, Communications

403-777-4556

bpascall@hockeycanada.ca


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