November 03, 2014 - 4:28 PM
KAMLOOPS – The four hockey teams from Canada, Sweden, Finland and the United States have arrived in Kamloops and are already on the ice practicing for the first game the 4 Nations Cup.
Here’s what you need to know before the puck drops for the nineteenth international tournament held at the Interior Savings Centre:
The tournament opening game will be between Finland and the United States at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Canada’s first game against Sweden begins at 7 p.m.
Canada’s three preliminary round games will be broadcast on TSN and RDS. Webcasts will be available at www.hockeycanada.ca/4nations.
The Canadian roster is made up of three goaltenders, seven defence and 13 forwards. Each athlete was selected after the Canada National Women’s Team Fall Festival in Calgary. Haley Irwin, from Thunder Bay, Ont., will act as the team’s captain.
Team Canada is made up of:
- Ten players who won a gold medal in Sochi
- 13 players who won a gold medal at last year’s 4 Nations Cup
- Five players who joined Canada’s National Women’s Development team and played in Calgary earlier this year
- Ten players who will make their debut with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup.
Since the beginning of the 4 Nations Cup in 1995, the Canadian National Women’s Team has won gold 13 times.
Single game tickets are available at the Interior Savings Centre Box office. Ticket packages to attend all eight games are available for $99. To purchase go to www.hockeycanadatickets.ca
Along with the tournament, Hockey Canada will be hosting its Century Tour to celebrate 100 years of hockey in Canada.
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