PARDUBICE, CZECH REPUBLIC - Canada's National Junior team, who is playing Russia today (Friday, Jan. 4th) in the gold medal game of the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship, will be returning home to Canada on Saturday, January 5th.
Canada is taking on Russia in the gold medal game, which will be broadcast live on TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of the Canadian Hockey Association. Game time is 2:30pm ET / 12:30pm MT / 11:30 am PT. TSN will have a pre-game show beginning at 2:00pm ET/ 12noon MT / 11:00 am PT.
GOLD MEDAL GAME POST GAME PHONE INTERVIEWS:
Every effort will be made to accommodate telephone interviews for Team Canada players and staff at the conclusion of the gold medal game on Friday, January 4th.
To request an telephone interview post game, please leave a voice message at 403-777-3609 prior to the conclusion of the gold medal game.
However, due to the time change between Canada and the Czech Republic and to best facilitate media requests on-site in the Czech Republic, telephone interviews with players and staff 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, an associate sponsor of the CHA, will be transporting Canada's National Junior Team back to Canada on Saturday, January 5. Details of the National Junior team flight is as follows:
Arriving at TERMINAL ONE
PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TORONTO, ONTARIO
Air Canada flight number: 873
Scheduled to arrive at 15:40 (Eastern Time)
Media availability for Canada's players and coaches will be available upon Canada's arrival into Terminal 1. Due to security measures within the airport, a formal news conference setting may not be available, only media scrums' with players and staff.
After arriving in Toronto on Jan.5 at 15:40 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. Therefore, player availability in Toronto may be limited.
CONNECTING FLIGHT INFORMATION FOR CANADA'S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM ALL FLIGHTS WILL ARRIVE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH (except where indicated)
All flights listed are subject to change time/date, and subject to flight delays The following flight information is for connecting flights for players and staff, leaving Toronto on January 5th: (all times listed are local)
The following members of Team Canada will NOT be connecting in Toronto, and will be remaining in Toronto:
- Head Coach Stan Butler
- Brad Boyes, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jason Spezza, Jay Harrison, Jay McClement, Mark Popovic
|FLIGHT #/Destination/departure time from Toronto/Arrival
time at destination
|LECLAIRE/PASCAL||AC 424 TO MONTREAL 1900 - 2011|
|BOUWMEESTER/JAY||AC 135 TO EDMONTON 1930 - 2143|
|HAMHUIS/DAN||AC 115/8548 TO PRINCE GEORGE 1730 - 2140|
|PAETSCH/NATHAN||AC 1127 TO REGINA 1930 - 2157|
|SCHULTZ/NICK||AC 823/4179 TO MINNEAPOLIS 1815 - 2108|
|AULIN/JARED||AC145 TO CALGARY 1920 - 2127|
|CAMMALLERI/MIKE||AC 1497 TO DETROIT 1705 1833 (departing and arriving ON JAN. 6TH)|
|KOBASEW/CHUCK||AC 145 TO CALGARY 1920 - 2127 (OVERNIGHT)|
|AC 8415 TO KELOWNA 1220 - 1240 (departing and arriving ON JAN.6TH)|
|MURRAY/GARTH||AC 1127 TO REGINA 1930 - 2157|
|NASH/RICK||AC 1223 TO LONDON 1820 - 1097|
|OTT/STEVEN||AC 1263 TO WINDSOR 2045 - 2155|
|STOLL/JARRET||AC 1127 TO REGINA 1930 - 2157|
|SUTHERBY/BRIAN||AC 135 TO EDMONTON 1930 - 2143|
|UPSHALL/ SCOTT||AC 135 TO EDMONTON 1930 - 2143 (OVERNIGHT)|
|AC 8327 TO FORT MCMURRAY 1130-1239 (departing and arriving on JAN. 6TH)|
|WEISS/STEPHEN||AC 1263 TO WINDSOR 2045 2155|
|BARRY/ LAURENT||AC 422 TO Montreal 1800 1911|
|ROBINSON/ COLIN||AC 149 TO Vancouver 1930 2131|
|HOWELL/MARK||AC 175 TO Winnipeg 955- 2131|
|KELLY/MIKE||AC 1277 TO North Bay 1845 1953|
|HABSCHEID/MARC||AC 145 TO Calgary 1920 - 2127 overnight Calgary.
Jan 6 TO Kelowna AC 8415 1220 - 1240