Canada to Face Switzerland in Semifinals at 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship; Sweden to Take on United States
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January 2, 2010
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SASKATOON, Sask. – Canada will face Switzerland on Sunday (5 p.m. ET, TSN) in the first of two semifinals at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship. The last time Canada met Switzerland in medal-round action of the IIHF World Junior Championship was in 2002, when Canada won 4-0 in a semifinal game.

Switzerland shocked Russia 3-2 in overtime on Saturday in quarterfinal action. Later in the day, the United States defeated Finland 6-2. That sets up a Sweden-USA semifinal on Sunday.

January 3 schedule

Game 24 (relegation): Czech Republic vs. Latvia, 12:00, FastHockey

Game 25 (semifinal 1): Canada vs. Switzerland, 16:00, TSN, Fan Radio

Game 26 (semifinal 2): Sweden vs. United States, 20:00, TSN, Fan Radio

January 4 schedule

Game 27 (relegation): Slovakia vs. Czech Republic, 12:00, FastHockey

Game 28 (relegation): Austria vs. Latvia, 16:00, FastHockey

Game 29 (relegation): Russia vs. Finland (fifth-place game), 20:00, FastHockey

The two medal games will conclude the championship on Tuesday, January 5. Tickets for all games are available at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Note: The bottom two teams from the relegation round will move down to Division 1 for the 2011 World Junior Championship. The two teams moving up into the top division are Germany and Norway.

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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