CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Junior Team captured the bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship on Thursday, with a 4-0 win over Finland in Calgary, Alta.
Canada has now won medals in 14 consecutive IHF World Junior Championship, a tournament record. The next best streak belongs to Russia who won medals in eight consecutive events, from 1974-81.
Goals by Tanner Pearson (Kitchener, Ont./ Barrie, OHL), Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./ Barrie, OHL) and Quinton Howden (Oak Bank, Man./ Moose Jaw, WHL) gave Canada a 3-0 lead through two periods of play, while goaltender Mark Visentin turned away a Finland penalty shot in the second period. Howden added his second goal late in the game, while Visentin made 27 saves to secure the win and the shutout.
Sweden won the gold medal with a 1-0 overtime win over Russia in the final game at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship.
CANADIAN AWARD WINNERS
Top three Team Canada players: Brett Connolly, Brandon Gormley, Mark Stone
Media All-Star Team: Brandon Gormley (D)
Directorate Award (Top Defenceman): Brandon Gormley
CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM RETURN FLIGHT INFORMATION ()
IMPORTANT NOTE – Flight arrangements may change late and without notice.
Additional players may be available in Toronto, Ont., prior to taking connecting flights.
Listed by final destination, with all times listed being local.
Final destination | Flight # | Arrival Time | Name(s)
Baie-Comeau, Que. | AC 8964 | 7:50 p.m. | Brian St-Louis (equipment manager)
Edmonton, Alta. | WJ 349 | 10:49 a.m. | Mark Pysyk
Moncton, N.B. | AC 8940 | 7 :37 p.m. | Brandon Gormley
Montreal, Que. | WJ 696 | 1:30 p.m. | Brett Connolly
Montreal, Que. | WJ 216 | 5:43 p.m. | Michaël Bournival
Saint John, N.B. | AC 8792 | 11:12 p.m. | Nathan Beaulieu, Jonathan Huberdeau
Saskatoon, Sask. | WJ 456 | 11:06 a.m. | Mark Stone
Sudbury, Ont. | AC 7813 | 4:23 p.m. | Scott Harrington
Toronto, Ont. | AC 122 | 1:45 p.m. | Ron Tugnutt (goaltending coach), Peter Jensen (sport psychologist), Paul Krotz (media relations)
Toronto, Ont. | WJ 384 | 2:15 p.m. | George Burnett (assistant coach), Scott Walker (assistant coach), Bryan Boyes (equipment manager)
Toronto, Ont. | WJ 570 | 3:30 p.m. | Dougie Hamilton, Freddie Hamilton, Boone Jenner, Tanner Pearson, Mark Scheifele, Ryan Strome, Mark Visentin
Vancouver, B.C. | AC 205 | 8:39 a.m. | Don Hay (head coach)
Vancouver, B.C. | WJ 555 | 11:29 a.m. | Brendan Gallagher
Victoria, B.C. | WJ 209 | 8:48 a.m. | Ryan Huska (assistant coach), Jeff Thorburn (therapist)
American final destinations
Denver, CO (USA) | UTD 6202 | 2:43 p.m. | Jaden Schwartz
Detroit, MI (USA) | AC 8019 | 5:33 p.m. | Scott Wedgewood
Los Angeles, CA (USA) | AC 570 | 1:30 p.m. | Devante Smith-Pelly
Portland, OR (USA) | AA 2151 | 3:39 p.m. | Ryan Murray
Saginaw (USA) | Delta 4836 | 3:36 p.m. | Jamie Oleksiak
Spokane, WA (USA) | AA 2438 | 3:00 p.m. | Quinton Howden