BUFFALO, N.Y. – Canada’s National Junior Team will face Switzerland in the quarter-final at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship after a 6-5 loss to Sweden in shootout on Friday night at HSBC Arena. Canada finished second in Group B, behind Sweden, with a 3 win, 1 overtime loss record.
Canada had goals from Curtis Hamilton, with two, Sean Couturier, Quinton Howden and Brayden Schenn, with his tournament leading seventh goal, a goal which gave Canada a 5-4 lead in the third. But Team Canada eventually lost 6-5 in a shootout.
Canada will play its quarter-final against Switzerland at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, January 2, with the winner facing the United States in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on Monday, January 3.
SCHEDULE - 2011 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL ROUND
Sunday, – Quarter-finals
3:30 p.m. ET CAN vs. SUI HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)
7:30 p.m. ET FIN vs. RUS HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Monday, - Semifinals
3:30 p.m. ET SWE vs. FIN/RUS HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)
7:30 p.m. ET USA vs. CAN/SUI HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)
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