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April 21, 2009 09:26 ET

Scotiabank Place to Host Canada-USA Women's Hockey Game

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Hockey Canada announced today that, in conjunction with Senators Sports & Entertainment, Ottawa will host an exhibition game between Canada's national women's team and Team USA on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Presented by Hockey Canada's premier sponsors - Nike, Esso, RBC Financial Group and TELUS - this match-up is the last in a six-game series between the world's top women's teams in preparation for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and will be televised by Hockey Canada's official broadcasters - TSN and RDS.

"It is always an honour to welcome our Canadian national hockey teams to Scotiabank Place, especially in a game as important as the one to be played on New Year's Day between the Canadian and American women's teams," said Cyril Leeder, chief operating officer of Senators Sports & Entertainment. "This game will also be a great tie-in with this year's edition of the Bell Capital Cup, which will have 500 teams in town at the same time for a Canadian hockey extravaganza."

After playing in the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup, a four-country tournament, that runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6 in Vancouver against Finland and Sweden, the Canadian and American women's squads will play six exhibition games from Oct. 5 to the meeting in Ottawa on Jan. 1, 2010.

Ottawa has been home to key international women's hockey games, including the first official IIHF Women's World Championship in 1990, as well as a three-country tournament in December 1997 before the inaugural appearance of Olympic women's hockey at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. The city has also been the site of the various national women's teams training and evaluation camps.

Tickets prices are as follows: $30, $25, $20 and $15. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 1, at noon and can be obtained by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orleans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Contact Information

  • Phil Legault, 613-599-0327
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289
    Chris Moore, 613-599-0326