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Canada Advances to Semifinals at 2009 IIHF World Championship; Will Face Sweden on May 8
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May 7, 2009
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BERN, Switzerland – Canada has advanced to the semifinals at the 2009 IIHF World Championship.

Canada moved into the semifinals on Thursday evening with a 4-2 win over Latvia. It marks the seventh consecutive year that Canada has taken part in the world championship semifinals. Canada will take on Sweden on Friday, May 8 at 8:15 p.m. local/2:15 p.m. ET. The other semifinal will see Russia taking on the United States.

Dany Heatley, Dan Hamhuis, Steven Stamkos and Matthew Lombardi scored the goals for Canada in the win over Latvia. Stamkos and Hamhuis added assists for two-point games. The game was scoreless after 20 minutes and Canada led 3-1 after two periods. For a full game report, game summary, photos, player and staff profiles, historical statistics and more, visit www.hockeycanada.ca.

The 2009 IIHF World Championship semifinal schedule:

Friday, May 8

4:15 p.m. local / 10:15 a.m. ET Russia vs. United States

8:15 p.m. local / 2:15 p.m. ET Canada vs. Sweden

Sunday, May 10

4:15 p.m. local / 10:15 a.m. ET Bronze medal game

8:15 p.m. local / 2:15 p.m. ET Gold medal game

Canada’s world championship management group has worked closely with Canada’s 2010 Olympic management group, led by executive director Steve Yzerman, to assemble this team and using this as an additional opportunity to prepare for the 2009-10 season, which will include the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

TSN/RDS is broadcasting live across Canada from the 2009 IIHF World Championship, including all of Canada’s games. Check your local listings for game times in your area.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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