Canada to Face Slovakia in 2006 IIHF World Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday, May 17th Live on TSN/RDS at 12:15 pm (et)
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May 16, 2006
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RIGA, LATVIA – Canada will face Slovakia in the 2006 IIHF World Championship quarter-finals on Wednesday, May 17th at 12:15 pm ET / 9:15am PT, a game that will be carried live on Hockey Canada’s official broadcaster, TSN/RDS.

Canada advanced to the quarter-finals on the strength of a first place finish in Group E. The Czech Republic finished second, after losing to the USA 3-1 in Qualifying Round action on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 16th. Canada now faces Slovakia, which needed an 8-0 victory against Ukraine on Tuesday night to move ahead of Switzerland and finish in fourth place in Group F.

The teams advancing to the quarter-finals are Canada (E1), Finland (E2), USA (E3) and the Czech Republic (E4) from Group E, and Russia (F1), Sweden (F2), Belarus (F3) and Slovakia (F4) from Group F. Latvia, Norway, Switzerland and Ukraine are eliminated from medal contention and are out of the competition.

All of Canada’s games, including Canada’s quarter-final game vs. Slovakia on May 17th, are broadcast live from Latvia on TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada.

QUARTER-FINAL SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 17th

Sweden (F2) vs. USA (E3) 3:15 pm (LOCAL)/ 8:15 am (ET) Arena Riga

Canada (E1) vs. Slovakia (F4) 7:15 pm (LOCAL)/ 12:15 pm (ET) Arena Riga

Thursday, May 18th

Russia (F1) vs. Czech Republic (E4) 4:15 pm (LOCAL)/ 9:15 am (ET) Arena Riga

Finland (E2) vs. Belarus (F3) 8:15 pm (LOCAL)/ 1:15 pm (ET) Arena Riga

THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN CANADA IN 2008

Canada will host the IIHF World Championship for the first time in 2008, in Halifax and Quebec City, marking the 100th anniversary of the IIHF. For more information, go to www.hockeycanada.ca

» 2006 World Men's Hockey Championship

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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