Canada's National Men's Summer Under-18 Team Wins Gold Medal at 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka; Players and Staff to Return to Canada on Sunday, August 16
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August 15, 2009
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BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team has won the gold medal at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, defeating Russia 9-2 in Saturday’s gold medal game in Breclav. It is the fifth time in six years Canada has won the tournament, formerly known as the Junior World Cup.

On Saturday, Canada got four goals in the second period to turn a tight, one-goal game into a runaway as it beat Russia for gold for the second year in a row. Brandon Gormley (Murray River, P.E.I./Moncton, QMJHL), Jeffrey Skinner (Markham, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) and Tyler Seguin (Brampton, Ont./Plymouth, OHL) led the way with two goals apiece. Jaden Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask./Notre Dame, SJHL) and Ryan Spooner (Kanata, Ont./Peterborough, OHL) and Canadian captain John McFarland (Richmond Hill, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) also scored.

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:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

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

   
Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
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