Canada Returns From 2002 IIHF World Under 18 Hockey Championship
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April 21, 2002
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PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA - Canada's National Under 18 Team returns home on Monday, after finishing 6th in it's first ever participation in the IIHF World Under 18 Hockey Championship, that was held in Piestany, Slovakia. Canada closed out the final round with a 5-3 loss against Belarus on Sunday to finish the Championship with a 3-5 record.

Canada's National Under 18 Team was made up of players born in 1984, not involved in the playoffs in either the CHL, university or Junior "A" leagues when the team was named on April 4th.

The team will arrive in Toronto on Monday, April 22nd from Frankfurt at 3:15 pm (Eastern) on Air Canada flight 873 at Terminal 2. Most of the players and staff will be connecting from there on to their final destinations that are listed below. All times listed are local.

Final destination Flight info Arrival Time Players, staff

Toronto, ON AC 873 3:15 pm André Benoit, Ryan Card, Ben Eager, Adam Henrich, Eric Staal. Luc LeBlanc (Athletic Therapist)

Montreal, QC AC 6034 6:31 pm Sébastien Courcelles, Michaël Lambert

Montreal, QC AC 436 6:41 pm Louis-Philippe Martin, Richard Liboiron (Asst. Coach)

Windsor, ON AC 1248 7:05 pm Brett Trudell, Dr. Roy Diklich (Team Doctor)

Bagotville, QC AC 8690 8:05 pm Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Rosario Ruggeri

Regina, SK AC 1128 8:59 pm Josh Harding, Chris Schlenker, Bobby Lowes (Asst. coach), Barry Trapp (Dir., Scouting)

Calgary, AB AC 145 9:37 pm Mike Pelino (Head coach), Ryan Jankowski (Video Coach), Scott Salmond (Team Leader), Jeff Lang (Equipment Manager), André Brin (Media Relations)

Kamloops, BC AC 8196 9:55 pm Jarret Lukin

Saskatoon, SK AC 1127 10:10 pm Ryan Keller

Prince George, BC AC 8548 10:10 pm Jon Filewich

Calgary, AB AC 6077 10:28 pm John Boychuk, Mike Egener, Brett O'Malley

Moncton, NB AC 658 10:43 pm James Sanford

Val d'Or, QC AC 8767 10:44 pm Maxime Daigneault

*Dylan Stanley is returning to Tri-Cities, USA. His flight arrives in Pascoe, WA at 11:19 pm.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

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
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
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