2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

June 25, 2009 13:05 ET

Media Advisory: Eugene Melnyk and Team Canada to Make Special Visit to CFB Petawawa With the IIHF World Junior Championship Trophy and 2009 Gold Medals

CFB PETAWAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - Media are invited to attend a special visit to CFB Petawawa by Eugene Melnyk and Canadian junior team representatives who won Canada's fifth consecutive gold medal at 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship held in Ottawa last January.

Where: Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Simmonds Parade Square

When: Monday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon (Media are asked to arrive at the CFB Petawawa front gate no later than 9 a.m.)

During Team Canada's special training camp and military-led team-building activities at CFB Petawawa held on Dec. 16 and 17, 2008, head coach Pat Quinn announced that if the team won the gold-medal game, they would return to CFB Petawawa with the championship trophy. Monday's visit will see Eugene Melnyk and Team Canada deliver on that promise when they will be hosted by Canada's chief of the defence staff, General Walter Natynczyk and more than 2,000 Canadian Forces soldiers.

The Team Canada delegation will be: Eugene Melnyk (chair of world junior host organizing committee and owner, governor and chairman of the Ottawa Senators), Pat Quinn (head coach of Team Canada), Bob Nicholson (president of Hockey Canada), Cyril Leeder (vice-chair of the world junior host organizing committee and president of the Ottawa Senators), Ken Corbett (chair of Hockey Canada), Scott Salmond (director of men's national teams, Hockey Canada), Thomas Hickey (captain, Team Canada) and Cody Hodgson (alternate captain, Team Canada).

Note to the editors:Media planning to attend this event are to RSVP to the CFB Petawawa Base Public Affairs Office at 613-687-5511, ext. 7532 or 6721, or by forwarding this e-mail.

Any media planning to bring satellite trucks will have to provide their own power and should contact the Public Affairs office in advance.

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