Saskatoon, Sask. – Canada has advanced to the gold medal game at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship following a 6-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday. Canada will face USA in the gold medal game on Tuesday, January 5, beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
Taylor Hall (Kingston, Ont./Windsor, OHL) led the offensive charge for Canada, scoring twice, while Jordan Eberle (Regina, Sask./Regina, WHL) added one of his own, tying Eric Lindros for second on the all-time Canadian World Junior goal scoring list. Marco Scandella (Montreal, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL), Brayden Schenn (Saskatoon, Sask./Brandon, WHL) and Stefan Della Rovere (Maple, Ont./Barrie, OHL) also scored for Canada, who led 1-0 after one period and 3-1 after two.
Tuesday’s game will mark the ninth-consecutive year Canada has played for gold at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
In the second semi-final of the day, USA defeated Sweden 5-2 to advance to the gold medal game. Switzerland will face Sweden in the bronze medal game on Tuesday, January 5, starting at 3 p.m. (Saskatchewan Time).
Canada has medaled at eleven straight IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 20, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 20 and bronze medals in 20.
Both the gold and bronze games at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship will be broadcast live on TSN, RDS and The Fan Radio. Check local listings for broadcast times.
RETURN FLIGHT INFORMATION FOR TEAM CANADA MEMBERS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
Flights are listed alphabetically by final destination and all flight information listed with local times
Baie-Comeau, Que. 6:50 p.m. (AC 8964) Gabriel Bourque
Calgary, Alta. 12:15 p.m. (WS 121) Brandon Kozun, Martin Jones
Calgary, Alta. 12:30 p.m. (AC 8587) Brad Pascall (senior director, men’s national teams), Dr. Brian Benson (team doctor), Ben Cooper (video coach)
Calgary, Alta. 2:05 p.m. (AC 8589) Derek Blais (coordinator, men’s national teams)
Charlottetown, P.E.I. 4:53 p.m. (AC 7674) Kevin Elliott (therapist)
Kelowna, B.C. 11 a.m. (WS 257) Brandon McMillan
London, Ont. 7:58 p.m. (WS 162) Nazem Kadri
Mont-Joli, Que. 6 :07 p.m. (AC 8964) Jordan Caron, Patrice Cormier
* Montreal, Que. 1:08 p.m. (AC 8980) Gabriel Bourque, Jordan Caron, Patrice Cormier, André Tourigny (assistant coach)
* Connecting through this location to another final destination. May be limited time availability if there are flight delays
San Jose, Calif. 1:54 p.m. (UA 6303) Alex Pietrangelo
Rouyn-Noranda, Que. 5:13 p.m. (AC 8757) André Tourigny (assistant coach)
Toronto, Ont. 3:50 p.m. (WS 456) Dave Cameron (associate coach), Steve Spott (assistant coach), Stefan Della Rovere, Ron Tugnutt (goaltending coach), Dan Lebold (equipment manager), Paul Krotz (media relations)
Toronto, Ont. 3:56 p.m. (AC 110) Calvin de Haan
Val d’Or, Que. 8:05 p.m. (AC 8753) Marco Scandella
Windsor, Ont. 7:20 p.m. (AC 7759) Ryan Ellis, Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, Greg Nemisz
RETURN FLIGHT INFORMATION FOR TEAM CANADA MEMBERS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 7
Fredericton, N.B. 4:56 p.m. (AC 7668) Jake Allen
Spokane, Wash. 7:55 p.m. (UA 834) Jared Cowen
St. John’s, N.L. 4:34 p.m. (AC 692) Luke Adam
NOTE - Players and staff members not listed above are driving back to their final destinations and/or returning over the coming 7-10 days. Their arrival information is not confirmed. Please communicate with their respective club teams for further information.
For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team, Hockey Canada and the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, go to www.hockeycanada.ca/2010juniors.