PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA – Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Team will face USA in the 2006 Under-18 Junior World Cup (Ivan Hlinka Memorial) Championship Game in Breclav, Czech Republic on Saturday, August 12th at 7pm (local)/ 1pm (ET). Canada finished the round robin portion of the event with a 3-0-0 record, finishing in first place in Group B with 9 points (based on all three wins coming in regulation time), including a 4-1 win over Slovakia on Thursday night in Piestany, Slovakia.
Canada has won nine of the past 10 Summer Under-18 events and won the Junior World Cup in 2005 and in 2004.
NOTE- The 2006 Junior World Cup Championship Game will not be broadcasted on television or radio. Check www.hockeycanada.ca for live updates, beginning at 7 pm (local)/ 1 pm (ET)/ 11 am (PT)
Bryan Cameron (Brampton, ON/ Belleville, OHL) scored twice and Canada outshot Slokakia 49-19 en route to a 4-1 victory. Brett Sonne (Maple Ridge, BC/ Calgary, WHL) and Logan MacMillan (Winsloe, PE/ Halifax, QMJHL) scored the other goals for Canada.
In Group A, USA advanced to the Championship game with a 4-3 overtime over Russia. The new format at the Under-18 Junior World Cup has the winners of the Groups during the round robin advancing directly to the Championship Game.
JUNIOR WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Local ET Teams Site
7:00 pm 1:00 pm Canada vs. USA Breclav, Czech Republic
NATIONAL SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM RETURN INFORMATION
Players and staff with Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Team will be returning to Canada on Sunday, August 13th. The flight itinerary for the players and staff members’ final destinations is as follows. The entire team is flying through Toronto, but only those staying in the Toronto area will be available to media due to flight connections. Flight itineraries are subject to change.
|Flight Information/Information sur les vols|
|Calgary, AB||20:35||AC 0153||Zach Boychuk, Thomas Hickey, Brandon Sutter, Cory Clouston, Jeff Truitt|
|Charlottetown, PE||23:30||AC 8866||Logan MacMillan|
|Edmonton, AB||20:35||AC 159||Tyler Ennis|
|Kelowna, BC||21:27||WJ 301||John Negrin|
|Lethbridge, AB||23:14||AC 7237||Nick Ross|
|London, ON||18:55||AC 7719||Drew Doughty|
|Moncton, NB||20:48||AC 8940||Serge LeBlanc|
|Montréal, QC||19:10||AC 0422||Angelo Esposito|
|Québec, QC||19:04||AC 8924||Olivier Fortier|
|Regina, SK||18:15||AC 8825||Dave Hunchak, Terry Perkins, Dr. Michael Nicholls|
|Saint John, NB||23:06||AC 8786||Alex Grant|
|Saskatoon, SK||20:06||WJ 799||Dwight King, Justin Leclerc, Luke Schenn|
|Sault Ste. Marie, ON||19:08||AC 7795||Zack Torquato|
|Sudbury, ON||19:35||AC 7815||Yves Bastien|
|Timmins, ON||19:33||AC 7831||Mark Katic|
|Toronto, ON||15:25||LH 470||Bryan Cameron, Trevor Cann, Glen Kinney|
|Vancouver, BC||19:57||AC 0137||Colton Gillies, Brett Sonne, Kyle Turris|
Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Team is one of two Under-18 Teams that Hockey Canada operates on an annual basis. In April, Canada’s World Championship Under-18 Team, comprised of players and staff members not involved in their respective league playoffs, will attend the 2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
NOTE TO MEDIA – For media interview requests through the end of the Junior World Cup on August 12th, make your requests in advance with Andre Brin, Hockey Canada’s Manager, Communications who is traveling with the team. Make these requests well in advance either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by leaving a phone message at 403-777-4557. Post-game interview requests for August 12th should be made prior to the game. We will do our best to accommodate all requests within the team’s schedule and in light of the significant time zone difference.
For more information on Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence and the National Under-18 Program, visit Hockey Canada’s official website www.hockeycanada.ca.