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2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

July 07, 2008 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: 2009 National Junior Team Coaching Staff Media Availability

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Canada has medaled at ten straight IIHF World Junior Championships including four consecutive gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004, and bronze medals in 2000 and 2001.

The National Junior Team development camp is the first step in a process that Hockey Canada follows to name Canada's National Junior Team roster in December. Following this July camp, Hockey Canada will continue to monitor and evaluate these players and other eligible players in the CHL, as well as in the junior and college ranks in Canada and the U.S.A.

What: The coaching staff of Canada's 2009 National Junior Team will be available to the media ahead of the team's July 25-30 development camp. In addition, details of the camp, to be held at the University of Ottawa, will also be released.

When: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 10:00 a.m. ET

Where: Governor General II (4th floor, across from Quebec Room); The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Who: Benoit Groulx, head coach, Canada's 2009 National Junior Team; Dave Cameron, assistant coach, Canada's 2009 National Junior Team; Willie Desjardins, assistant coach, Canada's 2009 National Junior Team; Brad Pascall, senior director of men's national teams/communications, Hockey Canada; Scott Salmond, director of men's national teams, Hockey Canada

For more information on the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/ottawa2009.

Contact Information

  • Hockey Canada
    Brad Pascall
    403-777-4556
    or
    Ottawa Senators / 2009 WJC
    Phil Legault
    613-599-0327