October 30, 2013
Hockey Canada Awards Kamloops the 2014 Four Nations Cup
Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops is pleased to announce that Hockey Canada has awarded the hosting of the 2014 Four Nations Cup to the Tournament Capital.
This Women's International Hockey Tournament consists of four (4) teams in total representing Canada, USA, Sweden and Finland. A total of eight (8) games will be played at Interior Savings Centre next November. This will be the first time these teams will meet following the Olympic Winter Games in February, 2014.
Kamloops was selected from bidding communities from across Canada. Representatives from Hockey Canada visited Kamloops to tour the ISC and to meet with City staff, the bid committee and the Kamloops Blazers. They liked what they saw and appreciated the support of the local community.
"An event of this magnitude will bring international attention to Kamloops yet again," said Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar. "Our volunteers, community support and our facilities give us a competitive edge, and we prove time and time again that we are capable of hosting every type of sporting event."
The Four Nations Cup is expected to generate an estimated economic impact of over $500,000 in the community during the week long championship. The 2013 event gets underway next week in Lake Placid, NY.
The support of KMHA, the Kamloops Blazers and Tourism Kamloops was vital to the bid. Tickets will go on sale in the spring of 2014.
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Byron McCorkell, Director, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
City of Kamloops
Sean Smith, Tournament Capital Coordinator
City of Kamloops