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Canada's National Junior Team Advances to Quarter-Finals Against Switzerland at 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship
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December 31, 2010
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Canada’s National Junior Team will face Switzerland in the quarter-final at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship after a 6-5 loss to Sweden in shootout on Friday night at HSBC Arena. Canada finished second in Group B, behind Sweden, with a 3 win, 1 overtime loss record.

Canada had goals from Curtis Hamilton, with two, Sean Couturier, Quinton Howden and Brayden Schenn, with his tournament leading seventh goal, a goal which gave Canada a 5-4 lead in the third. But Team Canada eventually lost 6-5 in a shootout.

Canada will play its quarter-final against Switzerland at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, January 2, with the winner facing the United States in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on Monday, January 3.

SCHEDULE - 2011 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL ROUND

Sunday, – Quarter-finals

3:30 p.m. ET CAN vs. SUI HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)
7:30 p.m. ET FIN vs. RUS HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Monday, - Semifinals

3:30 p.m. ET SWE vs. FIN/RUS HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)
7:30 p.m. ET USA vs. CAN/SUI HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)

NOTE TO EDITORS: Please note that telephone interviews with players and staff will be limited due to the team schedule and numerous media requests on site. Send your requests for interviews in advance to  abrin@hockeycanada.ca and  fdupont@hockeycanada.ca. We will do our best to accommodate these requests. This process will apply for the rest of the tournament.. 


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

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

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

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