Hockey Canada World Under-20 Juniors in Salzburg for Red Bull hosted Pre-competition Camp

    Team Canada's first exhibition game vs. Red Bull Salzburg U-20 Team
    available as live webstream @ on Dec. 17,
    1:10 pm EST

    SALZBURG, Austria, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Hockey Canada's 2008 National Junior
(Under-20) Team officially kicked off their pre-competition training camp
today with their first practice session at the Red Bull Ice Hockey Arena. Red
Bull is hosting Team Canada during their pre-competition camp from December 15
- 19, coordinating on- and off-ice training sessions, as well as team-building
activities. The objective to the five-day camp is to promote physical training
and team morale in lead up to the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship in
Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic (26 Dec 2007 - 5 Jan 2008).
    Also today, the World Junior Team visited the Red Bull Skate Mill, an
intensive training facility that builds and evaluates players' skating
agility, strength, and ability to move with the puck.
    The highlight of Team Canada's five-day stay will be an exhibition game
in Salzburg versus the Red Bulls' Under-20 team on Monday, Dec. 17 @ 1:10 pm.
The game is available as a live webstream @
    Later this week, Team Canada will also visit the Red Bull Diagnostics and
Training Centre, a comprehensive physical training facility that has
facilitated world-class athletes such as World Cup alpine skier Erik Guay,
Champ Car World Series champion Sébastien Bourdais, and X-Games legend Travis
Pastrana. Among Team Canada's scheduled team-building activities are go-kart
racing, a tour of Salzburg historic and cultural sites, and an Alpine day
featuring activities from igloo building to ice climbing.

    Team Canada U-20 Travel and Practice Itinerary(*)
    (All times CET - Central European Time):

    Saturday, Dec 15th
    5:00 pm                   Arrival in Salzburg
    8:00 pm                   Go Karting

    Sunday, Dec 16th
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm        Practice
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm         Media availability
    3:45 pm                   Red Bull Skating Mill

    Monday, Dec 17th
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm       Pre game skate
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm        Media availability
    7:15 pm                   EC Red Bull Salzburg vs. Team Canada

    Tuesday, Dec 18th
    10:45 am - 1:30 pm        Practice
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm         Media availability
    4:15 pm - 5 pm            Red Bull Diagnostics and Training Centre
    5:30 pm - 7 pm            Alpine Team-building Activity (igloo building,
                              ice climbing)

    Wednesday, Dec 19th
    9:15 am - 10:30 am        Practice
    1:15 pm                   Departure to Slovakia

    (*) Canada's practice times and media availability times are subject
    to change. Please contact Team Canada's Andre Brin at to schedule interviews and re-confirm times

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: Photos accompanying this release are available on
    the Red Bull Media Picture Database (free for editorial usage) @, username: redbull, password: media/

For further information:

For further information: Evelyn Stefanidis, Edelman, (416) 979-1120,; Lubor Keliar, Keith Degrace, Red Bull Canada,
(416) 357-0964, (416) 348-0389 x 227,,

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