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Canada to Play for Gold Medal at 2009 IIHF World Championship
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May 8, 2009
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BERN, Switzerland – Canada has advanced to the gold medal game at the 2009 IIHF World Championship, where it will face Russia for the second year in a row.

Canada advanced to the gold medal game on Friday evening with a 3-1 win over Sweden, marking the seventh consecutive year that Canada has taken part in the IIHF World Championship semifinals. Canada will take on Russia on Sunday, May 10 at 8:30 p.m. local / 2:30 a.m. ET. The bronze medal game will have Sweden taking on the United States at 4 p.m. local / 10 a.m. ET.

On Friday, Canada got a pair of goals from Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) and one off the stick of Dany Heatley (Calgary, Alta./Ottawa, NHL) as it defeated Sweden in the semifinals for the second time in three years. Dwayne Roloson (Simcoe, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) turned aside 25 shots to record the win in goal. For a full game report, game summary, photos, player and staff profiles, historical statistics and more, go to www.hockeycanada.ca.

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.

CANADA RETURN FLIGHT INFORMATION –

Members of Team Canada will be returning to North America in the coming days and weeks. Please find below the arrival information for team members arriving in Canada or the U.S. on .

Canadian/U.S. destinations (listed alphabetically by final destination)

Final destination Arrival time Flight Team Canada members (local)

Atlanta, USA 2:25 p.m. DL0067 Colby Armstrong

Buffalo, USA 6:09 p.m. UA7832 Derek Roy

Lindy Ruff, Head Coach

Calgary, Alta. 5:10 p.m. AC 845 Bob Nicholson, President/CEO, Hockey Canada

Johnny Misley, Executive Vice-President, Hockey Canada

Brad Pascall, Sr. Director, Men’s National Teams, Hockey Canada

Scott Salmond, Director, Men’s National Teams, Hockey Canada

Calgary, Alta. 5:14 p.m. AC1159 Kent Kobelka, Physiotherapist

Dallas, USA 8:07 p.m. UA 3274 Dave Tippett, Associate Coach

Grand Rapids, USA 7:10 p.m. AA4279 Joel Kwiatkowski

London, Ont. 4:23 p.m. AC 7713 Drew Doughty

Minneapolis, USA 5:19 p.m. AC7943 Tony DaCosta, Equipment Manager

Minneapolis, USA 5:25 p.m. KLM6055 Josh Harding

Nashville, USA 6:50 p.m. AA4080 Barry Trotz, Associate Coach

New York, USA 3:45 p.m. LX 14 Travis Zajac

Ottawa, Ont. 4:05 p.m. AC 839 Mike Fisher

Philadelphia, USA 4:20 p.m. LH 426 Pierre Gauthier, Assistant General Manager

Phoenix, USA 5:10 p.m. BA289 Shane Doan

San Francisco, USA 7:15 pm AC 0739 Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Saskatoon, Sask. 5:34 p.m. AC1125 Luke Schenn

Philadelphia, USA 1:25 p.m. US 711 Braydon Coburn

St. Louis, USA 8:22 p.m. UA7909 Doug Armstrong, General Manager

Tampa Bay, USA 6:00 p.m. DL2069 Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis

Toronto, Ont. 1:00 p.m. AC 879 Dwayne Roloson

Steven Stamkos

Joe Nieuwenduk, Assistant General Manager

Vancouver, B.C. 2:45 p.m. LH492 Shea Weber

NOTE – Please note that during travel, flight arrangements may change without notice.

All players and staff members not listed here are remaining in Europe and returning home at a later date.


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Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
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