BERN, Switzerland – Canada has advanced to the gold medal game at the 2009 IIHF World Championship, where it will face Russia for the second year in a row.
Canada advanced to the gold medal game on Friday evening with a 3-1 win over Sweden, marking the seventh consecutive year that Canada has taken part in the IIHF World Championship semifinals. Canada will take on Russia on Sunday, May 10 at 8:30 p.m. local / 2:30 a.m. ET. The bronze medal game will have Sweden taking on the United States at 4 p.m. local / 10 a.m. ET.On Friday, Canada got a pair of goals from Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) and one off the stick of Dany Heatley (Calgary, Alta./Ottawa, NHL) as it defeated Sweden in the semifinals for the second time in three years. Dwayne Roloson (Simcoe, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) turned aside 25 shots to record the win in goal. For a full game report, game summary, photos, player and staff profiles, historical statistics and more, go to www.hockeycanada.ca.
Canada’s world championship management group has worked closely with Canada’s 2010 Olympic management group, led by executive director Steve Yzerman, to assemble this team and using this as an additional opportunity to prepare for the 2009-10 season, which will include the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
TSN/RDS is broadcasting live across Canada from the 2009 IIHF World Championship, including all of Canada’s games. Check your local listings for game times in your area.
CANADA RETURN FLIGHT INFORMATION –
Members of Team Canada will be returning to North America in the coming days and weeks. Please find below the arrival information for team members arriving in Canada or the U.S. on .
Canadian/U.S. destinations (listed alphabetically by final destination)
Final destination Arrival time Flight Team Canada members (local)
Atlanta, USA 2:25 p.m. DL0067 Colby Armstrong
Buffalo, USA 6:09 p.m. UA7832 Derek Roy
Lindy Ruff, Head Coach
Calgary, Alta. 5:10 p.m. AC 845 Bob Nicholson, President/CEO, Hockey Canada
Johnny Misley, Executive Vice-President, Hockey Canada
Brad Pascall, Sr. Director, Men’s National Teams, Hockey Canada
Scott Salmond, Director, Men’s National Teams, Hockey Canada
Calgary, Alta. 5:14 p.m. AC1159 Kent Kobelka, Physiotherapist
Dallas, USA 8:07 p.m. UA 3274 Dave Tippett, Associate Coach
Grand Rapids, USA 7:10 p.m. AA4279 Joel Kwiatkowski
London, Ont. 4:23 p.m. AC 7713 Drew Doughty
Minneapolis, USA 5:19 p.m. AC7943 Tony DaCosta, Equipment Manager
Minneapolis, USA 5:25 p.m. KLM6055 Josh Harding
Nashville, USA 6:50 p.m. AA4080 Barry Trotz, Associate Coach
New York, USA 3:45 p.m. LX 14 Travis Zajac
Ottawa, Ont. 4:05 p.m. AC 839 Mike Fisher
Philadelphia, USA 4:20 p.m. LH 426 Pierre Gauthier, Assistant General Manager
Phoenix, USA 5:10 p.m. BA289 Shane Doan
San Francisco, USA 7:15 pm AC 0739 Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Saskatoon, Sask. 5:34 p.m. AC1125 Luke Schenn
Philadelphia, USA 1:25 p.m. US 711 Braydon Coburn
St. Louis, USA 8:22 p.m. UA7909 Doug Armstrong, General Manager
Tampa Bay, USA 6:00 p.m. DL2069 Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis
Toronto, Ont. 1:00 p.m. AC 879 Dwayne Roloson
Joe Nieuwenduk, Assistant General Manager
Vancouver, B.C. 2:45 p.m. LH492 Shea Weber
NOTE – Please note that during travel, flight arrangements may change without notice.
All players and staff members not listed here are remaining in Europe and returning home at a later date.