The 4 Nations Cup is almost here, Saskatoon.
With a little more than two weeks until the top four international women’s hockey teams descend upon Sasktel Centre, organizers wanted to make attending games a little easier for fans by releasing single game tickets to the public.
Tickets or all games are now available to purchase at Ticketmaster. Prices start at $10.50 for non-Canada games, rise to $23.50 for games Canada plays in and then start at $14 for the medal round.
Former Team Canada member Colleen Sostorics spoke about the opportunity to play in such a unique tournament.
“As a player, the chance to compete against the best in the world is what you live for,” she said.
Saskatoon’s Emily Clark is listed on the Canada roster for the 4 Nations Cup. Sostorics couldn’t say enough about how important it is for a player to suit up in front her home crowd.
“I just think of our own Emily Clark and how she’s feeling moving into this,” the pride of Kennedy, Saskatchewan said.
“She gets to come and play in her own city. That is something that not very many national team hockey players get to do. I just really hope we can rally around her.”
USA, Canada, Sweden and Finland will compete in the five-day tournament that runs Nov. 6 to 10, but the Nov. 7 game when Canada and USA meet is the one everyone is most looking forward to.
“Anytime Canada gets to play the USA, you know it’s going to be a great game,” Sostorics said. “That’s the game you live for, that’s the game you train all those hours for, that’s why you get up in the morning and put on your skates.”
The Canadians are looking to capture gold after a heart-breaking loss to the Americans for Olympic Gold in Pyeongchang in February.
Taking on the role of underdog might not be the worst thing for Canada.
“We’ve (Canada) had a few silvers recently and we want to change those into gold,” Sostorics added. “Maybe being the underdog — that’s not a bad place to be in.”
“It’s exciting sometimes to play from behind. Canada can do it.”