March 24, 2016 - 1:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - We’re only days away from eight world-class hockey teams hitting the ice for 24 games in Kamloops.
The preliminary round of the 2016 Women’s World Championships begins Monday, March 28 with four games, including the Canada-U.S. game at the Sandman Centre at 7:30 p.m. Day two Canada will host Russia at the evening game at the Sandman Centre and on Thursday, March 31 the home team will take on Finland in an evening game.
The quarter-finals will take place Friday, April 1, the semifinals on Sunday, April 3 and the medal games on Monday, April 4.
Team Canada will also play Sweden in an evening exhibition game Saturday, March 26, while Switzerland takes on Russia that afternoon. Many of the teams have also been playing local teams in exhibition games around the region this past week.
All tournament games will take place at the Sandman Centre and McArthur Island Sports Centre while several downtown businesses will host live music and other events as part of the tournament. Eight ‘hockey houses’ will be created as part of the celebration, with the Kamloops Curling Club as the ‘Canada House.’
The Blazers will play home playoff games at Memorial Arena during the world championships.
The B.C. Hockey Female Provincial Championships will also be happening in Kamloops from March 27 to 31 and the senior female Western Canadian Shield will take place from April 1 to 4.
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