OTTAWA, ON – Canada’s National Junior Team has advanced to the gold medal game at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship and will face Sweden at 7:30 p.m. EST on Monday, January 5. The game will be carried live on TSN/RDS and The FAN Radio Network. Check local listings for the time in your area.
On Saturday night, Jordan Eberle’s goal with five seconds left in regulation forced overtime, and Eberle and John Tavares scored goals in the shootout as Canada advanced to its eighth consecutive gold medal game at the World Juniors. Eberle finished with two goals, while Brett Sonne, Patrice Cormier and Angelo Esposito also scored. Dustin Tokarski made 23 saves in regulation and overtime, plus stopped both Russian shooters in the shootout.
Canada will be looking for a 5th consecutive gold medal and 11th consecutive medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
TSN, TSN HD and TSN.ca, along with RDS, RDS HD and RDS.ca, have live coverage of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, airing December 26 to January 5 from Ottawa. Rogers Television in Ontario carried Group B action from the Ottawa Civic Centre (check local listings for game broadcast times)
Canada has medaled at 10-straight IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2008, 2007, 20, silver medals in 2004, 2003, 20 and bronze medals in 20.
Members of Canada’s National Junior Team will be returning to their hometowns and/or club teams on Tuesday, January 6. Here is the final destination itinerary for January 6.
LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY FINAL DESTINATION (REVISED ON )
ALL TIMES LISTED ARE LOCAL.
Please note the following revisions from January 3rd news release: Halifax, Mont-Joli, Montreal and Saint John final destinations removed.
Final destination Flight Arrival Time Players, Staff members
Abbotsford, BC WJ 121 12:59 p.m. Brett Sonne
Calgary, AB AC 113 11:05 a.m. Dr. Ian Auld (Team Doctor)
Calgary, AB WJ 671 1:45 p.m. Zach Boychuk, Thomas Hickey
Edmonton, AB AC 193 11:00 a.m. Tyler Ennis
Kelowna, BC WJ 257 11:00 a.m. Jamie Benn, Tyler Myers
Kelowna, BC AC 8395 1:50 p.m. Jeff Thorburn (Therapist)
London, ON AC 7727 10:32 a.m. Doug Stacey (Therapist)
Medicine Hat, AB AC 7243 3:07 p.m. Willie Desjardins (Assistant Coach)
Quebec City, QC AC 8746 9:53 a.m. Frédéric Chabot (Goaltending Consultant)
Regina, SK WJ 314 2:19 p.m. Jordan Eberle, Colton Teubert
Saskatoon, SK WJ 104 3:05 p.m. Dustin Tokarski
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Bear 377 2:15 p.m. Andy Martin (Equipment Manager)
Toronto, ON AC 445 10:08 a.m. Cody Hodgson, John Tavares, Alex Pietrangelo
Toronto, ON WJ 671 10:52 a.m. Stefan Della Rovere, PK Subban
Vancouver, BC AC 163 10:08 a.m. Pat Quinn (Head Coach)
Vancouver, BC AC 181 12:55 p.m. Evander Kane
Windsor, ON AC 7753 1:14 p.m. Ryan Ellis
Winnipeg, MB AC 263 2:12 p.m. Keith Aulie
Winnipeg, MB WJ 475 2:38 p.m. Chet Pickard
Minneapolis, MN NW 1835 10:12 a.m. Cody Goloubef