Team Canada Will Face U.S.A. in Semifinal at World Under-18 Championship
NR.046.07
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April 19, 2007
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 TAMPERE, Finland – Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team will play Team U.S.A. on Friday in semifinal action at the IIHF World Under-18 Men’s Hockey Championship in Finland at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30am PT, with the game being shown live on TSN/RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcaster.

Team U.S.A. reached the semifinal with a 7-2 win over Slovakia on Thursday night in quarterfinal action, while Team Canada earned a berth in the semifinals thanks to winning Pool A with a 3-0-1-0 record, which included three regulation time wins and one shootout victory. This will be the 2nd time these two teams have met as Canada beat USA in shootout, 3-2, earlier in the preliminary round of this championship.

Friday’s other semifinal game at the World Under-18 Championship, will start at 3 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET), featuring Sweden against Russia, which defeated Switzerland 4-3 in overtime in Thursday’s other quarterfinal game. Sweden finished atop Pool B with a 2-1-1-0 record.

The semifinal winners will meet for gold on Sunday at 6 p.m. local time, 11 a.m. ET. The semifinal losers will play for bronze at 2 p.m. local time, 7 a.m. ET. TSN/RDS will televise Canada’s game on Sunday. Check local listings for more details.

SEMI-FINAL SCHEDULE

Friday, April 20th

8:00 a.m. (ET)                          SWEDEN (B1) vs. RUSSIA       Tampere Hakametsa

11:30 a.m. (ET) / 8:30AM PT        CANADA (A1) vs. U.S.A.         Tampere Hakametsa 

LIVE ON TSN/RDS

* MEDAL GAME SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 22nd

7:00 a.m. (ET)                         Bronze medal game                 Tampere Hakametsa

11 a.m. (ET)   / 8:00AM PT         Gold medal game                    Tampere Hakametsa

* TSN will broadcast Canada’s medal game LIVE

Media are welcome to call Chris Jurewicz, Hockey Canada’s Coordinator of Communications, to talk to players and staff. He can be reached in Finland at 011 358 40 856 58 16.

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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