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Gilbertís Stay With Team Canada Extended
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   OTTAWA, Ontario - - Ball State softball junior outfielder Jennifer Gilbert (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) saw her stay with the Canadian National Team extended this week, when Softball Canada announced its 19-member roster for the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship which takes place July 4-9 at Softball City in Surrey, British Columbia.

   Gilbert and the Canadian National Team are currently competing in the USA World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City, Okla. The event, which runs June 28 - July 2 features the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands and Puerto Rico.

   For the second time in as many weeks, the Team Canada will battle the United States in a nationally televised contest at 6 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT Saturday (June 30) on ESPN. The game can also be seen online on EPSN3.

   Fans can follow Gilbert and Team Canada throughout the USA World Cup of Softball by the following link: http://www.usasoftball.com/events.asp?uid=6886

US World Cup of Softball - Team Canada Schedule
June 28: Canada vs. Netherlands (11:30am CDT)
June 29: Canada vs. Australia (11:30am CDT)
June 30: Canada vs. United States (6:00pm CDT) - Live on ESPN / ESPN3 
July 1: Canada vs. Puerto Rico (5:00pm CDT)
July 1: Canada vs. Brazil (7:30pm CDT)
July 2: Placement Games - Gold medal game LIVE on TSN2 at 8:00pm CDT

Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship - Team Canada Schedule
July 4: Canada vs. New Zealand (7:30pm PDT)
July 5: Canada vs. Japan (6:30pm PDT)
July 6: Canada vs. Venezuela (1:00pm PDT)
July 6: Canada vs. Australia (6:30pm PDT)
July 7: Canada vs. United States (1:00pm PDT)
July 8: Canada vs. Puerto Rico (1:30pm PDT)
July 8: Playoff Round
July 9: Playoff Round

Official Team Canada Release:

Softball Canada Announces Roster for Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship

(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of players who will represent the Canadian Women's National Team at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, which will take place from July 4-9 at Softball City in Surrey, BC. The tournament will feature seven national teams who will be in their final preparations for the ISF XIII Women's World Championship (July 13-22) in Whitehorse, YK.

The teams who will be participating in the Women's International division of the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship are Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, the United States and Venezuela.

The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship from July 4-9 in Surrey, BC are:

Athletes
Jenna Caira (Toronto, ON)
Jocelyn Cater (Delta, BC)
Erin Cumpstone (Saskatoon, SK)
Marina Demore (Richmond, BC)
Heather Ebert (Rosthern, SK)
Jennifer Gilbert (Saskatoon, SK)
Kelsey Haberl (Burnaby, BC)
Victoria Hayward (Toronto, ON)
Karissa Hovinga (Edmonton, AB)
Sheena Lawrick (Calgary, AB)
Caitlin Lever (Buffalo, NY)
Joey Lye (Toronto, ON)
Melanie Matthews (Surrey, BC)
Kaleigh Rafter (Guelph, ON)
Madison Schreyer (Winnipeg, MB)
Carey-Leigh Thomas (Ohsweken, ON)
Megan Timpf (Port Dover, ON)
Natalie Wideman (Mississauga, ON)
Jennifer Yee (North Delta, BC)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Mark Smith (Falmouth, NS)
Assistant Coach: Melissa Basilio (Pickering, ON)
Assistant Coach: Dave Paetkau (Abbotsford, BC)
Assistant Coach: Glenn Boles (St. Catharines, ON)
Team Leader: Lisa Down (Saskatoon, SK)
Physiotherapist: Laurie Freebairn (Maple Ridge, BC)

Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship - Team Canada Schedule

July 4: Canada vs. New Zealand (7:30pm PDT)
July 5: Canada vs. Japan (6:30pm PDT)
July 6: Canada vs. Venezuela (1:00pm PDT)
July 6: Canada vs. Australia (6:30pm PDT)
July 7: Canada vs. United States (1:00pm PDT)
July 8: Canada vs. Puerto Rico (1:30pm PDT)
July 8: Playoff Round
July 9: Playoff Round

Team Canada will also be competing at the US World Cup of Softball VII, which will begin on Thursday June 28th and conclude on Monday July 2nd in Oklahoma City.

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For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
613-523-3386 ext. 3105
gleblanc@softball.ca

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