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Canada to Face Finland in World Championship Final on Sunday, May 13th, Live on TSN/RDS at Noon et / 9:00 A.M. Pt
May 12, 2007

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Canada will face Finland in the final of the 2007 IIHF World Championship on May 13th after defeating Sweden 4-1 in semi-final action on Saturday. Finland advanced to the final with a 2-1 overtime victory over Russia in the other semi-final.

In Saturday’s semi-final game, Justin Williams (Cobourg, ON/Carolina, NHL), Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, MB/North Dakota, WCHA) and Eric Staal (Thunder Bay, ON/Carolina, NHL) scored first-period goals for Canada as it built a 3-0 lead. Johann Davidsson got Sweden on the board at 6:13 of the second period to make it 3-1. Rick Nash (Brampton, ON/Columbus, NHL) made it 4-1 for Canada with a power-play goal at 15:17. Cam Ward (Sherwood Park, AB/Carolina, NHL) made 29 saves for the win in goal.

Canada avenged last year’s 5-4 loss to Sweden in a semi-final at the 2006 IIHF World Championship in Riga, Latvia. Canada will be looking for its first gold medal at the IIHF World Championship since 2004, when it won the second of back-to-back gold medals.

Medal games schedule (all times ET)




Note - Listed alphabetically by final destination


Final destination Arrival time Flight information Names

Calgary, AB 4:00 pm AC 0845

Matthew Lombardi, Dion Phaneuf

Bob Nicholson (President, Hockey Canada)

Johnny Misley (Exec. V-P, Hockey Canada)

Edmonton, AB 4:35 pm AC 0127 Jason Chimera

Kelowna, BC 4:50 pm AC 8420 Shea Weber

Kelowna, BC 6:14 pm AC 8399 Stacy Roest

Montreal, QC 12:30 pm AC 0875 Cory Murphy

Thunder Bay, ON 4:06 pm AC 8539 Eric Staal, Jordan Staal

Toronto, ON 12:40 pm AC 0873 Rick Nash, Dwayne Roloson

Vancouver, BC 4:15 pm KL 0681 Martin Kariya

Winnipeg, MB 4:33 pm AC 0259 Jonathan Toews


Final destination Arrival time Flight information Names

Columbus, OH 6:38 pm LH 9102 Gerard Gallant (Asst. coach)

Detroit, MI 1:20 pm LH 0442 Steve Yzerman (General Manager)

Los Angeles, CA 3:20 pm KL 0601 Mike Johnston (Asst. coach)

Miami, FL 1:25 pm LH 0482 Jacques Martin (Asst. G.M.)

Minneapolis, MN 3:15 pm NW 0045 Andy Murray (Head Coach)

Minneapolis, MN 5:27 pm AC 7945 Nick Schultz

Nashville, TN 7:58 pm DL 0761 Chris Mason

Phoenix, AZ 8:15 pm DL 0903 Shane Doan

Stan Wilson (Equipment Mgr)

Chris Broadway (Therapist)

Raleigh, NC 9:54 pm DL 1230 Mike Commodore, Cam Ward

St. Louis, MI 8:19 pm DL 1086 Barret Jackman, Jamal Mayers

NOTE – Please note that flights may change en route without notice for unforeseen circumstances

Colby Armstrong, Eric Brewer, Mike Cammalleri, Dan Hamhuis, Jay McClement and Jame Pollock will be staying in Europe and returning to North America over the next two weeks.

2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada - Canada will be hosting the IIHF World Championship, for the first time ever, in May 2008 in Halifax and Quebec City. For more information on the 2008 IIHF World Championship, go to

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