Team Canada Orientation Camp

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Team Canada will be on the ice in the Saddledome starting Monday, Aug 24, as the Men’s team hosts its Olympic Orientation Camp. There are a total of 5 sessions from Monday to Thursday.

It’s important to note that the on-ice sessions are closed to the public, and Media people will need their accreditation to attend the practices and have access to players for interviews. The only event that fans can go to watch is the Red-White scrimmage on Thursday. Tickets are available through ticketmaster, and are included with the “Hat Trick” pack which includes tickets to a Womens game vs. USA on Dec 15 and a Junior National team game vs. Finland on Dec 22.

The on ice schedule is:
Monday, August 24 – On-ice sessions in the evening
Tuesday, August 25 – On-ice sessions in the morning
Wednesday, August 26 – On-ice sessions in the afternoon
Thursday, August 27 – On-ice sessions in the morning
Thursday, August 27 – Red-White scrimmage at 7 p.m. MT

Here are some interesting Camp numbers for from Hockey Canada:

International experience breakdown
18 players who have represented Canada at the Olympic Winter Games
- 17 players at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy
- 7 players who won gold at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah
- 3 players who represented Canada at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan

Three players who have played in three Olympic Winter Games
Three players who have played in two Olympic Winter Games

42 players who have represented Canada at the IIHF World Championship
- 23 players who have won an IIHF World Championship gold medal with Canada

16 players who helped Canada capture the 2004 World Cup of Hockey

30 players who have represented Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship

Leadership
11 captains in 2008-09
12 alternate captains in 2008-09

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