FARGO, N.D. – Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team will face the United States in a semifinal at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Fargo on Friday, April 17. The game can be seen tape delayed at 11:00 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on TSN and 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT on Saturday on RDS.
The game begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Live game statistics can be found at www.iihf.com.
Canada’s finished the preliminary round with a 4-2 win over Sweden on Tuesday, clinching first place in Pool A with three regulation wins and an overtime victory, while the U.S. defeated the Czech Republic 6-2 in a Thursday quarter-final.
The game marks the second time in three years the North American rivals will meet in a semifinal at the U18 world championship – in 2007, the U.S. scored a shootout win over the Canadians in Tampere, Finland. Canada has won two of six all-time meetings with the Americans at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
Finland and Russia will meet in the other semifinal; that game begins at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.
TSN and RDS will also broadcast the bronze medal game and gold medal game on Sunday, April 19. The gold medal game will be shown live on TSN2 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and tape delayed to 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on TSN and 3 p.m. ET/noon PT on Monday on RDS. The bronze medal game is scheduled for 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on TSN2 and RIS if it does not involve Canada, while it would be live on the main TSN network and RIS if Canada participates. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area.