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.
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