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Canada's National Junior Team returns home on Saturday, January 6, 2001
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January 5, 2001
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Canada finished the 2001 World Junior Championship in Moscow, Russia with a bronze medal and an overall record of 4-2-1 after beating Sweden 2-1 in the bronze medal game.

Raffi Torres scored the game-winning goal 37 seconds into overtime, giving Canada the victory. Jason Spezza won the faceoff back to Torres, who blasted a shot past Swedish goaltender Henrik Lundqvisth for the winner.

Since the inception of the Program of Excellence in 1982, Canada has won a total of 15 medals: 10 gold, two silver and three bronze. With the bronze medal win, Canada became the only country to skate away with medals in each of the last three World Junior Championships.

All Team Canada's players and staff will be returning to Canada on Saturday, January 6, 2001, via Toronto's Pearson Airport, Terminal 1 at 3:40pm ET, Air Canada 873. After arriving in Toronto on Jan.6 at 3:40pm ET, most of the players and staff (except those staying in Toronto) will be connecting to various flights that will take them back to their Canadian Hockey League city or other city.

Most players and staff will be available for interviews at Terminal 1, depending upon the timing connecting flight schedules out of Toronto. Due to the National Junior Team's travel schedule and to best facilitate media requests in Russia, telephone interviews with players and staff from Russia will be limited. We are therefore including the airport arrival itinerary for the players and staff, and where and when they will be available for interviews upon arriving in Canada.

Air Canada, premier sponsor and official airline of the CHA, will be transporting Canada's National Junior Team from Frankfurt on JANUARY 6, 2001, Air Canada flight 873, which is scheduled to arrive in Toronto, ON (Pearson, Terminal 1 at 3:40 PM (ET).

Flight information Local Arrival location Player(s) at final destination arrival time JANUARY 6, 2001

Flight 873 from Frankfurt 3:40 pm ET Toronto - Terminal 1 whole team (players and staff)
Connecting flights out of Toronto after arriving above (all times listed are local)
Flight AC 821 from Toronto 6:03 pm Chicago, USA Steve McCarthy
Flight AC 1315 from Toronto 6:44 pm Sudbury, ON Derek MacKenzie
Flight AC 509 from Toronto 9:30 pm Thunder Bay, ON Jason Jaspers
Flight AC 3888 from Toronto 7:10 pm Montreal, QC Maxime Ouellet, Brandon Reid
Flight AC 1277 from Toronto 7:53 pm North Bay, ON Alex Auld, Mike Kelly (Asst. Coach)
Flight AC 8258 from Montreal 8:45 pm Quebec City, QC Maxime Ouellet
Flight AC 3987 from Toronto 8:20 pm Vancouver, BC Dan Hamhuis
Flight AC 159 from Toronto 7:32 pm Edmonton, AB Jay Bouwmeester, Jamie Lundmark
Flight AC 1263 from Toronto 9:37 pm Windsor, ON Steve Ott, Jason Spezza
Flight AC 3947 from Toronto 9:38 pm Calgary, AB Andre Brin (Mgr, Media), Denis Hainault (Team Leader), Mark Howell (Video Coach)
Flight AC 3831 from Toronto 9:59 pm Saskatoon, SK Nick Schultz, Kevin Dickie (Asst. Coach)
Flight AC 3817 from Toronto 10:05 pm Regina, SK Barret Jackman, Jarret Stoll, Greg Mayer (Equipment Mgr) Dr. Mike Nicholls (Team Dr.)
Flight NW 1793 from Toronto 7:51 pm Minneapolis, USA Dany Heatley
Flight AC 115 fromToronto 7:16 pm Vancouver, BC David Morisset
Flight AC 1259 from Toronto 6:50 pm Windsor, ON Mike Cammalleri
Flight AC 8751 from Montreal 10:54 am * * Val d'Or, QC Brandon Reid
Flight AC 8538 from Vancouver 9:35 am * * Prince George, BC Dan Hamhuis
* *Arrival to final destination on January 7, 2001


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

   
 

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