Hockey Canada Network |
News
Canada West and United States to Meet in Gold Medal Game at 2008 World Junior a Challenge
NR.148.08
|
November 8, 2008
|
|

CAMROSE, AB – After positing semifinal wins on Saturday, Canada West and the United States are set to meet for the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior A Challenge. The game can be seen live on TSN2, beginning at 6 p.m. MST/8 p.m. EST; visit www.tsn2.ca to find out how you can see the game in your area.

Canada West has won the only two gold medals in the history of the World Junior A Challenge, claiming top spot in 2006 (Yorkton, SK) and 2007 (Trail, BC). The Americans won the bronze medal last year in their tournament debut.

In Saturday’s late semifinal, Brodie Reid (Delta, BC/Burnaby, BCHL) scored twice and Denver Manderson (Fergus, ON/Penticton, BCHL) added a goal and two assists as Canada West won 4-1, its second straight victory after a shootout loss to Belarus in the tournament-opening game last Sunday. Cole Wilson also scored for the Canadians, while Kevin Genoe (Qualicum Beach, BC/Prince George, BCHL) made 21 saves to register the win.

Earlier Saturday, the United States ended the run of all-Canadian gold medal games with a 5-1 win over Canada East. Matt Donovan scored twice and 11 different players recorded at least one point for the Americans. Stephen Horyl (Sydney, NS/Truro, MJAHL) scored the lone goal for Canada East, who will play for bronze for the first time after winning silver in 20.

The game will mark the second meeting all-time between the two teams at the World Junior A Challenge. In 2007, Canada West scored a 5-1 win over the United States in a semifinal game in Nelson, BC. Eight players who played in that game will take to the ice at the Edgeworth Centre on Sunday – three for Canada West (Brown, MacWilliam, Seigo) and five for the United States (Cichy, Helgeson, Larson, Nicastro, Smith).

Canada East and Belarus will meet for the bronze medal at 1 p.m. MST/3 p.m. EST.

In action earlier Saturday, Russia claimed fifth place with an 8-2 win over Germany. Stanislav Bocharov had a hat trick for the Russians.

Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of communications/content development, will be on-site during the 2008 World Junior A Challenge for any tournament information or media requests. He can be reached at (403) 703-8791, or at jlarose@hockeycanada.ca.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2014 PARA: CAN 10 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Mar 08, 2014
Gale, Dixon and Rempel had four points each to lead Canada to a win.
2014 PARA: Welcome to Sochi
Mar 02, 2014
Canada’s National Sledge Team has arrived ahead of the Paralympics.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: