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Canada's National Men's Summer Under-18 Team to Play for Gold Medal at 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka; Players and Staff to Return to Canada on Sunday, August 16
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August 13, 2009
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BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team will play for gold at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament when it faces Russia on Saturday, August 15 in Breclav. Canada will be after its second-consecutive gold medal at the tournament; it beat Russia 6-3 in last year’s gold medal game.

Canada completed preliminary round play with a 9-0 win over the Czech Republic on Thursday to move its record in Pool A to 3-0. It also recorded wins over Sweden and Switzerland. The Russians finished first in Pool B with a 3-0 record, including wins over Slovakia, the United States and Finland.

On Thursday, Canada scored a pair of goals in the opening 71 seconds to jump to a quick lead before cruising to victory. Jeffrey Skinner (Markham, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) led the offence with a pair of goals, while Tyler Toffoli (Scarborough, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) added a goal and two assists. Louis Domingue (Mont St-Hilaire, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) turned aside all 23 shots he faced for the shutout as Canada got the eight-goal margin it needed to ensure Saturday’s gold medal game would be in Breclav, where it has played all of its preliminary round games.

There will be no TV or radio coverage of the gold medal game. Hockey Canada’s official website, www.hockeycanada.ca, is the place to find complete coverage of Canada at the tournament.

Players and staff will return to Canada on Sunday, August 16. See below for specific flight itineraries for Canada’s players and coaches.

TEAM CANADA RETURN FLIGHT ITINERARY INFORMATION – SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

Information is listed by FINAL destination. Arrival times are all LOCAL TIMES. Flight information may change without notice.

Calgary, Alta. / LH494 / 11:35 a.m.

Jordan Weal

Cranbrook, B.C. / AC7253 / 1:39 p.m.

Assistant coach Mark Holick

Edmonton, Alta. / AC8148 / 3:16 p.m.

Alexander Petrovic, Mark Pysyk

Lethbridge, Alta. / AC7231 / 4:04 p.m.

Brad Ross

Toronto, Ont. / LH470 / 4:15 p.m.

Brock Beukeboom, John McFarland, Ryan O’Connor, Tyler Seguin, Stephen Silas, Jeffrey Skinner, Gregg Sutch, Tyler Toffoli, assistant coach Chris DePiero

Regina, Sask. / AC8432 / 4:33 p.m.

Jaden Schwartz

Prince George, B.C. / AC221 / 4:43 p.m.

Brett Connolly

Winnipeg, Man. / AC8336 / 5 p.m.

Quinton Howden, Calvin Pickard

Ottawa, Ont. / AC462 / 7:10 p.m.

Erik Gudbranson, Ryan Spooner

Montreal, Que. / AC830 / 7:11 p.m.

Michaël Bournival, Sean Couturier, Louis Domingue

Windsor, Ont. / AC7759 / 7:20 p.m.

Head coach Bob Boughner

Charlottetown, P.E.I. / AC7676 / 11:57 p.m.

Brandon Gormley


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

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

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

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