BRECLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC – Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Team captured its third consecutive Junior World Cup and tenth international summer under-18 event in 11 years, as Canada defeated USA 3-0 in the Championship Game on Saturday in Breclav, Czech Republic.
Forward Brett Sonne (Maple Ridge, BC/Calgary – WHL) one timed a set up pass from team captain, Angelo Esposito (Montreal, QC/Quebec – QMJHL) on a two man advantage to open the scoring for Team Canada at 10:49 of the first period.
Canada added to its lead 2:12 in to the second period when Sonne struck for his second of the game as he converted on a 2-on-1 odd man rush with forward Tyler Ennis (Edmonton, AB/Medicine Hat – WHL).
The lead was extended for Canada when Brandon Sutter (Red Deer, AB/Red Deer – WHL) left a drop pass for Ennis, who was able to beat USA goaltender Jeremy Smith at 10:38 of the third period, which turned out to be the final goal in a 3-0 Canada Victory.
Trevor Cann (Oakville, ON/Peterborough – OHL) registered the win in net for Team Canada, and Canadian forward Brett Sonne, with two goals, including the game winner, was named Player of the Game.
NATIONAL SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM RETURN INFORMATION
Players and staff with Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Team will be leaving Breclav late this evening, en route to Prague for a morning flight. The team members will be arriving Canada on Sunday, August 13th. The entire team is flying in Toronto from Frankfurt, arriving at 3:25 pm (ET) on Lufthanza Flight 470.
NOTE TO MEDIA - Only the two players (Bryan Cameron, Trevor Cann) are staying in the Toronto area and, due to flight connections, may be the only players available to media upon arrival in Toronto
Flight information are subject to change en route.
FLIGHT INFORMATION FOR TORONTO (ONLY TWO PLAYERS REMAINING IN TORONTO AREA)
Toronto, ON 3:25 pm LH 470 Bryan Cameron, Trevor Cann, Glen Kinney (Athletic Therapist)
|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 – The team is leaving Breclav early Sunday morning by bus to take a flight out of Prague. For interview requests prior to this departure, please call Andre Brin at 011 420 728 669 944. (Please note that this cell phone will only be active until 10 am local time/ 4 am ET on Sunday, August 13th). We will do our best to accommodate all media interview requests but due to the team’s travel plans, media should take note of their flight arrival information as listed above for further media availability. For interviews following the team’s arrival, all requests should go through the players’ or staff members’ club teams.
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.