Hockey Canada Network |
News
Canada West and United States to Meet in Gold Medal Game at 2009 World Junior A Challenge
NR.159.09
|
November 6, 2009
|
|

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – After posting semifinal wins on Friday, Canada West and the United States will meet for the gold medal on Sunday night at the 2009 World Junior A Challenge. The game can be seen live on TSN2, beginning at 5 p.m. AT/1 p.m. PT; visit www.tsn2.ca to find out how you can see the game in your area.

Sunday’s game marks the second time in as many years the two teams will meet for the top prize – the United States won gold last year in Camrose, Alta., with a 7-1 win over Canada West, ending the Canadians’ reign as champions. Canada West won the first two editions of the tournament, taking gold in 2006 in Yorkton, Sask., and 2007 in Trail, B.C.

Friday’s late semifinal was an all-Canadian battle between Canada East and Canada West. The game marked the first time since 2007 the two teams had met, and the first time ever outside of the gold medal game. The line of Connor Jones (Montrose, B.C./Vernon, BCHL), Kellen Jones (Montrose, B.C./Vernon, BCHL) and Cody Kunyk (Sherwood Park, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL combined for 11 points as the West routed the East 9-1.

Connor Jones tied a tournament record with five points (2g, 3a), Kunyk had a hat trick and an assist and Kellen Jones pitched in with a goal and a helper. Wes McLeod (Kamloops, B.C./Prince George, BCHL) also tied a tournament record, racking up four assists.

Earlier Friday, the U.S. earned the right to defend its 2008 gold medal with a 6-3 victory over Russia. Shane Berschbach, Jeff Costello and Colten St. Clair each had a goal and an assist for the Americans, who are following a similar path this year as they did to last year’s gold medal – after losing its opening game, the U.S. has won each of its next three games to reach the final game.

Canada East and Russia will meet for the bronze medal at 12 p.m. AT/8 a.m. PT.

Saturday’s fifth-place game between Sweden and Belarus (7 p.m. AT/3 p.m. PT) and Sunday’s bronze medal game can be seen live via webcast through FASTHockey at hockeycanada.fasthockey.com.

Tickets are still available for all three remaining games by visiting the box office at Credit Union Place, by phone at 902-432-1234 or online HERE.

Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of communications/content development, will be on-site during the 2009 World Junior A Challenge for any tournament information or media requests. He can be reached at (403) 703-8791, or at jlarose@hockeycanada.ca.


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

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 WU18C: CAN 2 - RUS 3 (SO)
Apr 22, 2014
A shootout loss was still enough for Canada to clinch first in Group A.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
2014 ESSO CUP STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 – FRA 0
Apr 21, 2014
Sabres score twice on the power play to defeat Phantom Monday night.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 5 - MON 1
Apr 21, 2014
Karli Shell scored twice and added an assist in Sudbury’s 5-1 win.
2014 TELUS Cup: CHA 3 - OKA 4
Apr 21, 2014
Special teams was key as the Rockets and Grenadiers skated to a tie.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 4 - TOR 1
Apr 21, 2014
Four different players scored to give the Mintos the first win.
2014 TELUS Cup: HFX 2 - MJ 2
Apr 21, 2014
The Generals scored twice in the third period to earn the draw.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: