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Canada's National Under 18 Team Wins Four Nations Under 18 Cup in Kezmarok, Slovakia: Fifth Consecutive Gold Medal Finish
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August 20, 2000
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CALGARY, AB - Canada's National Under 18 Team captured gold at the Four Nations Under 18 Cup with a 3-1 victory over USA today in Kezmarok, Slovakia, the Canadian Hockey Association released Friday.

Canada finishes with a perfect 3-0 record. The team defeated Slovakia 12-2 and the Czech Republic 5-4 in their first two games at the Four Nations Under 18 Cup. Canada's National Under 18 Team was coached by Ken Babey (SAIT), whose assistants were Rich Brown, Sarnia (OHL) and Christian LaRue, Moncton (QMJHL).

Canada trailed 1-0 in the third period, when Stephen Weiss of Markham, ON evened the score. Greg Watson, of Calgary, AB, scored to give Canada the lead for the first time later in the third. Duncan Milroy, of Edmonton, AB sealed Canada's victory with a goal into an empty net as Canada's National Under 18 Team captured its 5th consecutive gold medal. Canada has now won 7 of the last 9 Under 18 Tournaments in which it has played.

The team will arrive in Calgary, AB on Monday on Air Canada flight 845 from Frankfurt, Germany at 3:45 pm (MDT). Most of the players will be catching connecting flights after arriving in Calgary on the above flight.

Arrival times are as follows (All times are local):

Players/staff Arriving at: Flight information/local arrival time

* All players and staff Calgary, AB AC 845, 3:45 pm
* Brendan Bell, Jay McClement Ottawa, ON AC 472, 12:55 am (Aug. 22)
* Joel Stepp, Barry Trapp Director, Scouting) Regina, SK AC 8518, 7 pm
* Derek Roy, Dennis Wideman, Cory Stillman, Trevor Daley, Kevin Bratt (therapist), Stephen Weiss Toronto, ON AC 134, 11:37 pm
* Chris St. Jacques, Duncan
* Milroy, Jeff Woywitka, Matthew
* Spiller Edmonton, AB AC 285, 6:49 pm
* Ryan Hollweg Vancouver, BC AC 3683, 6:23 pm
* Scott Upshall Ft. MacMurray, AB AC 8308, 10:09 pm
* Nathan Paetsch Saskatoon, SK AC 8580, 8:05 pm
* Christian LaRue (asst. coach) Moncton, NB AC 8791, 8:55 am (Aug. 22)
* Chris Thorburn Sault Ste. Marie, ON AC 1293, 4:12 pm (Aug. 22)
* Drew MacIntyre, Chris
* Montgomery Montreal, QC AC 3900, 2:34 pm (Aug. 22)
* Rich Brown (asst. coach) Sarnia, ON AC 1911, 4:45 pm (Aug. 22)
* Jordin Tootoo Brandon, MB Athabasca 703, 5:55 pm (Aug. 22)
*Head coach Ken Babey, Denis Hainault (Director, High Performance), players Dan Blackburn, Steve Eminger, Greg Watson and Colin Robinson (Equipment manager) will be staying in Calgary, while Thorburn, MacIntyre, Montgomery and Tootoo will be leaving Calgary on August 22, 2000.


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