LEKSAND, SWE – Canada’s National Junior Team will face Russia in the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game on Friday, January 5th. The Canada/Russia gold medal game will be broadcast LIVE on TSN/RDS and on The Fan Radio Network (check local listings) at 1:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. local.
The bronze medal game will see host Sweden taking on the USA. That game can be seen LIVE on TSN and RDS at 10:00 a.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. local.
In semi-final action on Wednesday, Canada advanced to its sixth consecutive gold medal game with a thrilling 2-1 shootout win over the USA. Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, MB) scored three times in the shootout, including the game-winner in the seventh round. Canada has won 17 consecutive games at the tournament, and will be looking for its third straight gold medal on Friday.
In the other semi-final, the Russians scored four consecutive goals to erase an early 1-0 Sweden lead and advance to the gold medal game for the fifth time in six years with a 4-2 win.
The Russians won the 2002 and 2003 World Junior titles with gold medal wins over Canada, but the Canadians returned the favour with triumphs in 2005 and 2006.
Friday, January 5, 2007 – Medal Game Schedule
10:00 a.m. (ET) / 16:00 pm (local) Sweden vs. USA Bronze Medal
13:30 p.m. (ET) / 19:30 pm (local) CANADA vs. Russia Gold Medal
All of Canada’s games at the World Junior Championship will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada, as well as on The Fan Radio Network (check local listings).