Canadian Hockey Pride Up For Grabs in ESSO Women’s National Championship Final, this Saturday on TSN

TSN’s comprehensive national and international hockey schedule for the 2007 season gets underway this weekend as

Canada’s best female hockey players vie for national hockey supremacy. TSN has live coverage of the


Women’s National Championship gold medal game this

Saturday (March 10) at 4 p.m. ET.

Cassie Campbell, one of

Canada’s most decorated hockey players and two-time champion at this event with the Calgary Oval X-Treme, will be the game analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Dave Randorf. Regular

SportsCentre anchor Holly Horton will host the festivities from Sunwave Centre in Salmon Arm, B.C.


Women’s National Championship features nine teams from across

Canada as they battle for the Canadian senior women’s hockey crown. This year’s tournament includes two squads from

Ontario and

British Columbia, and one team each from


Nova Scotia,

New Brunswick,

Prince Edward Island and

Manitoba. Some of the biggest names in Canadian women’s hockey will be taking part in the tourney, including national women’s team members Hayley Wickenheiser, Danielle Goyette, Kelly Bichard and Jennifer Botterill.


Women’s National Championship begins a busy spring as TSN has an abundance of national and international hockey coverage:

March 24 and 25 ‘

CIS Men’s Ice Hockey Championship from

New Brunswick ‘ both semifinal match-ups and the final. Taking place at the Moncton Coliseum, the tournament features the six best university hockey teams in the nation vying for the championship. (Semifinals and Final available live on TSN)

April 7 to 10,

2007 IIHF World Women’s Championship


Winnipeg and


MB ‘ one game featuring

Canada, one semifinal match-up and the gold medal game. The best female hockey players in the world battle for global hockey supremacy. (All coverage available live on TSN and TSN Broadband)

April 17 to 22,

2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship

from Finland ‘ one round-robin game featuring Canada, one quarter-final match-up, one semifinal game and the gold medal game. The annual tournament features the best under-18 hockey players and future stars of the popular

IIHF World Junior Championship. (All coverage available live on TSN and TSN Broadband)

April 28 to May 13,

2007 IIHF Men’s World Championship from

Moscow’ 12 games total, featuring three preliminary round games involving

Canada, three qualification round games, two quarter-final match-ups, both semifinals and the bronze and gold medal games. Team

Canada looks to regain its form after finishing out of the medals last year. The tournament features the world’s top 16 hockey teams. (All coverage available live on TSN and TSN Broadband)

April 29, TELUS


National Midget Hockey Championship


Red Deer,

AB ‘championship game. The TELUS

Cup features the six best midget-level teams in the country facing off for the Canadian minor hockey championship. (Championship available live on TSN)

May 13,

RBC Royal Bank

Cup from

Prince George, B.C. ‘championship game. 2007 marks just the third time since this National Junior A Championship was introduced in 1971 that the event is being held in B.C. The annual tournament features the top five teams from 10 leagues across the country. (Championship available live on TSN)

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