CANADA BASKETBALL SWNT BRINGS 14 PLAYERS TO EDMONTON FOR FINAL TRAINING PHASE

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Team Canada prepares for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women

EDMONTON, AB – Canada Basketball  has announced  the roster of 14 athletes who are currently training at the team’s training facility in Edmonton in preparation for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women that will be held in Turkey from September 27th  to October  5th.

2014 Senior Women’s National Team 3rd Phase Training Camp Roster

Name Position Height Hometown
Miah-Marie Langlois Guard 5’7″ Windsor, ON
Kia Nurse Guard 5’10” Hamilton, ON
Shona Thorburn Guard 5’9″ Hamilton, ON
Courtnay Pilypaitis Guard 6’0″ Orleans, ON
Kim Gaucher Guard 5’11” Mission, BC
Miranda Ayim Forward 6’2″ London, ON
Nirra Fields Guard 5’7″ Montreal, QC
Katherine Plouffe Forward 6’3″ Edmonton, AB
Lizanne Murphy Forward 6’0″ Beaconsfield, QC
Tamara Tatham Forward 6’0″ Brampton, ON
Krysten Boogaard Centre 6’5″ Regina, SK
Michelle Plouffe Forward 6’3″ Edmonton, AB
Ruth Hamblin Centre 6’6″ Houston, BC
Kayla Alexander Centre 6’4” Milton, ON

The team will be departing Edmonton on September 13th for the upcoming exhibition games:

Upcoming Team Canada Competition Dates

September 2014 Event: Location
14th Scrimmage vs. Team USA Connecticut, USA
15th Exhibition Game vs. Team USA
(Televised on ESPN2, 7pm ET)
Connecticut, USA
19th
20th
Exhibition Game vs. Cuba
Exhibition Game vs. Spain
Logrono, Spain

The FIBA World Championship for Women is set to take place September 27th – October 5th in Turkey.

Both Head Coach Lisa Thomaidis, Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance and players will be available throughout the week for interviews. The team’s morning practices, held at the Saville Community Centre in Edmonton are also open to media. Please contact Jeff Aylen for times and confirmation.

About Canada Basketball:

Canada Basketball is a private, not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in leading the growth of the game domestically and in pursuing medal performances on the international stage.

Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks
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