OTTAWA – Canadian Tire Centre will welcome Team Canada’s World Cup of Hockey training camp and will host a pre-tournament game against Team USA this September. From Sept. 4-11, Canada’s best players will descend on Ottawa to prepare for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Team Canada will feature players such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and John Tavares, while Team USA will boast the likes of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Quick and Joe Pavelski. The training camp will culminate in a pre-tournament game between Team Canada and Team USA at Canadian Tire Centre.
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In addition to the pre-tournament game and training camp, Hockey Canada has announced it will host a series of hockey development activities in the National Capital Region to coincide with the timing of the Sept. 10 match-up.
“There’s no question these players inspire the next generation of Canadian hockey fans to take up the game,” said Paul Carson, vice-president of membership development for Hockey Canada. “Our goal at Hockey Canada is to go beyond that by leveraging events such as this to showcase, at the grassroots level, how fun the sport is, and all of the affiliated benefits you gain from being a part of the game of hockey – leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and a healthy, active lifestyle, to name just a few.”
Hockey Canada will be delivering programs to the Ottawa region that speak to everyone from families who are new to hockey, to active players and coaches at all levels, including high-performance coaching seminars. Registration will be required for all programs, with only some carrying a participation fee. Details on the exact programs, registration requirements and dates will be announced at a later date.
Tickets on sale for Sept. 10 pre-tournament game versus Team USA
Working with Canadian Tire Centre and the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, Hockey Canada has also announced the availability of tickets to the Sept. 10 game where Team Canada plays host to its cross-border rivals, Team USA, at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are now available on a priority access basis to Senators’ season-seat members until June 8. Season-seat members will receive an email that will instruct them on how to purchase their tickets.
Tickets will be available to the general public starting on June 9. Tickets range from $35 to $175, with proceeds going back to supporting the development of hockey across the country. Additional details on how fans can purchase tickets will be released at a future date.
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