NATIONAL TV COVERAGE FOR THE 2014 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR WOMEN

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TORONTO, ON – The 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women begins this weekend and will take place in Turkey from September 27 to October 5.

NBATV Canada will be airing all of Canada’s games live with Sportsnet1 providing tape-delayed coverage (Check your local listings).

The #9 ranked Canada team looks to improve on their 2010 FIBA World Championship 12th place finish with a roster composed of veteran leaders and talented young players.

2014 Canadian Women’s Basketball Team Roster

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

Team Canada Schedule at 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women
Games live on NBATV Canada and tape-delayed on Sportsnet

Sept 2014 Preliminary Round – Group B Location
27 Canada vs. Mozambique, 7amET Ankara
28 Canada vs. Turkey, 12pmET Ankara
30 Canada vs. France, 2:15pmET Ankara
October Location
1 Qualification to Quarter-Finals Istanbul
3 Quarter-finals Istanbul
4 Semi-finals Istanbul
5 Finals Istanbul

Post-Game Media Conference Calls
After each game, we will hold a media conference call with Coach Thomaidis and/or players. Media are asked to RSVP in advance to join the call.
Please contact Jeff Aylen at communications@basketball.ca or mclarke@basketball.ca to register.

For the complete 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women schedule, go tohttp://www.basketball.ca/2014-fiba-world-championship-for-women-schedule-p156923.

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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